How big does the grommet opening have to be to fit the sensors through?

benzr

Been there done that !! Original V1 user !!
Advanced User
Joined
Apr 23, 2012
Messages
6,222
Reaction score
8,823
Location
FLA
I seem to recall that his has been strongly recommended against doing by the manufacturer, but maybe I’m misremembering.
No you are HIGHLY CORRECT. The Manufacturers are EXTREMELY vocal (posts/writings) about NOT cutting the cables and resoldering.

Benzr
 

MASI

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
361
Reaction score
718
Location
Moving ......
Under 15 USC 2301, et. Seq. (the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act) a manufacturer can not void the product warranty just because you: (i) modify it; or (ii) repair it with non OEM parts, unless your modification causes/contributes to the covered failure. That, my friends, is a federal law which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.

This is why a car manufacturer can not void your car warranty because you "tap" into the electrical system for your counter measures, CB, Stereo, or your commercial or ham radio.

This is also why you can service your under warranty car with non OEM parts and not void your warranty.
:)
 
Last edited:

Deacon

TXCTG
VIP
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Advanced User
Joined
Nov 13, 2016
Messages
13,629
Reaction score
19,060
Location
Hill Country, TX
Like when you repeatedly assert things that are not accurate?
1611781603897.gif
 

Blasirl

Bring Order to Chaos
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Beginner User
Joined
Jul 2, 2019
Messages
279
Reaction score
249
Location
America's Dairyland - Smell our Dairy Air!

Flonase

Course X
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Intermediate User
Joined
Sep 10, 2017
Messages
474
Reaction score
714
If you are concerned about the size of the hole (can't tell from your OP) you can always cut the wires, pass them, then solder and heat shrink them. If you are only passing 3 wires, you can get by with a fairly small hole. This also makes it easier to get the wires through an existing (OEM) passway instead of drilling a new hole through the firewall.
AFTER having done this, I realized that a much cleaner approach would have been to cut off the RJ45 connector at the CPU end of the cable, thread the cable, and then use the crimper (that I already owned) to crimp a new terminal on it. MUCH cleaner and no solder.
 

Deacon

TXCTG
VIP
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Advanced User
Joined
Nov 13, 2016
Messages
13,629
Reaction score
19,060
Location
Hill Country, TX
AFTER having done this, I realized that a much cleaner approach would have been to cut off the RJ45 connector at the CPU end of the cable, thread the cable, and then use the crimper (that I already owned) to crimp a new terminal on it. MUCH cleaner and no solder.
And that has no objection from the manufacturer.
 

Discord Server

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
93,129
Messages
1,419,962
Members
23,705
Latest member
The Red Baron
Top