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Re: Is there a trick to running wires under the carpet
I am now a pro on removing the interior [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img], and its really not that hard to do.
First thing you should know (if you didnt notice already) is that the carpet is sectioned. the cargo area is one piece, and the front cab area is another. So, to remove that piece of carpeting, youd have to remove the plastic trim where you enter, both front seats (4 bolts each), and remove the transfer case boot. The only wires i found under my carpet ran from 1 seat belt to the other, stopping only to go to my seatbelt clip (for that warngin signal). its pretty flat, so youd probably be able to run a coat hanger under there, but put something over the edge of it so it wont snag on the carpet. Ive had my front carpet section up a couple times, and itll go right back in place with almost no effort whatsoever. Also, keep in mind that that hump between the driver/passenger area (where your feet are) is the access panel to get to the tranny, so you dont want to run them over that, or theyll be in the way should you ever need to work on it.
The other option would be to run the wires to the edge of the dash, down, and then in the open track under that plastic trim at the edge of the door.