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Old 10-06-2020, 01:41 PM   #1
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Place to drill hole into cockpit

I need to run wires into the cockpit for my safe t steer trim switch, is there a good place in particular to drill into for two wires? Thanks
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Old 10-06-2020, 01:47 PM   #2
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I'd suggest you follow the wires from your ignition switch and/or dash switches to see how they get out of the cockpit, you may find that you can squeeze a couple of wires in through the same hole.
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Old 10-06-2020, 02:52 PM   #3
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On mine there is a bundle of wires that go from the fwd elec bay on the side in front of the tire into the area on the side where I have a bunch of switches, shifter, parking brake ect. From there you can go anywhere. Would be interesting to know how you like th safe steer with the elec trim
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:33 PM   #4
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As mentioned, you can trace existing wires. You may have to dig out a little black caulking then fish the wire through the hole.. I noticed Monaco used it to seal up many of the holes throughout the coach. Then easy to seal it back up after your done.
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Old 10-06-2020, 07:14 PM   #5
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I ran the 2 wires for my DIY adjustable mount (for Safe-T-+) as Ken^^^^ posted. Drilled a hole out of the front run box for the 2 wires onto the trailing arms. Mounted the switch on the steering column so I can reach it without looking for it.
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Old 10-06-2020, 07:38 PM   #6
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I ran a wire down through the rubber boot plate around the steering shaft. It came out next to another bundle and worked well.
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Old 10-07-2020, 06:21 PM   #7
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I didn't drill a hole but I ran a wire to install another 12 volt plug on the left side of the steering wheel. On the firewall directly in front of the driver there was a large wiring loom run through and then sealed off with the black foam. I simply took a coat hanger, straightened it, put a loop on one end and threaded the wire through it. I then "gently" pushed it through the black foam next to the wiring loom and then pulled the wire through. I needed a 12 volt source and there was a 12 volt lug within a foot of the area that I could tap onto.
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