brakemaster brake buddy wiring through firewall?

#1
We just had our old Stowmaster tow bar installed on our new Mazda 2300 PU. We need to find a way to get the wiring for the Brakemaster from the cab into the engine compartment. It looks like drilling through the firewall is our only option. Does anyone know of a better way to wire through? Or any advice on safely breaching the firewall (hopefully without voiding our warranty)? Our previous tow vehicle was a Honda Accord, and there was a convenient fuse box that we could pass through.
Thanks for any tips and advice. Especially from other Ranger or other 1/4 ton PU toads.
 

hertig

Senior Member
#2
Re: brakemaster brake buddy wiring through firewall?

Is there anything already going through the firewall? On my vehicles, I can usually find something, go through the existing gasket and seal with silicon.
 
#3
Re: brakemaster brake buddy wiring through firewall?

normally you will find a plaace where wiring or cables etc. go through, however I did have a Hundai I had too drill. If that is the case it is no big deal just seal it after and you will be all set. Goodluck
 
#4
Re: brakemaster brake buddy wiring through firewall?

Thanks for your advice. Looks like drilling a hole is the only option. Nice to know it's not as big a deal as I thought, if I seal it afterwards. Just wondered if I was missing a magic trick somewhere, to avoid the new hole.
Thanks for the help!
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#5
Re: brakemaster brake buddy wiring through firewall?

If you drill a hole be sure there are no sharp edges that will cut into the wire. I generally drill the hole and insert a short piece of rubber hole to run the wire through and the seal. like other have said there should be a rubber grommet there somewhere that you could go through.
 
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