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I should be receiving my RENIX Engine Monitor (REM) Friday. I've seen that several people on the forum are using them and the reviews are great. I'm planning on installing the REM in my 88 Comanche Eliminator 4.0 auto 2wd using one of Dzimm's center console mounts. How is everyone routing the cables? Through an existing hole in the firewall or drill a new one? Passenger side, driver's side or transmission tunnel? Any suggestions on how to route the cable would be appreciated.

 

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9 hours ago, 89 MJ said:

@Dzimm, do you have any recommendations for this?

Personally, I would just try to find an existing hole that I could wiggle it through.

I actually recommended to Coyote to post this question for help.  I don't have a Renix Jeep and have never worked on one.  I'm hoping the members that have installed the REM will chime in and explain how they ran the cord.  @JMO413 can you help out at all?

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I ran mine through the hole next to the clutch master cylinder also. I covered the cat 5 cable in wire loom. The cable that comes with the REM is long enough to reach the console.

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Drilled a hole in the console insert to run the cable through.

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CAT5 cable in wire loom.

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I added a 90 so the cable clears the relay cover retainers.

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After I ran the cable across the firewall I ran it through the hole next to the clutch master cylinder. The across the back/ bottom of the dash right up to the console and then under and in.

 

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Also, what I did. Covered in loom and then ran it next to the master cylinder and along the fire wall

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whatever you do, you better make sure the path through the firewall is sealed up good and tight.  or water WILL find a way in. :( 

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Thank you everybody for tips and pics that was exactly what I was looking for. I didn't realize the cord was long enough to run from the passenger front all the way to the driver's side and back under the dash to the center console. The 90 degree connector and wire looms really make it look clean. Thank you for the pics and ideas.

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Installed mine in the full console. For under the hood I reoriented the diagnostic port so the the cat5 wire now feeds towards the firewall. 
 

Haven’t permanently routed the cable into the console yet.

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Finally got the REM mounted in the center console last night. Thanks for all of the ideas. The tips about rotating the diagnostic port 180 degrees, using a wire loom and feeding it through the plug by the vacuum boost were money.  Dzimm's center console mount made it look really clean. Great quality product, fits like a glove and he's a real pleasure to work with. If anyone else wants one of his mounts you can order them here:

 

 

BTW you can mount the REM with the face plate off so you can remove the REM (like his picture above) or with the face place on (like my picture below). Either way works great, just depends on what look/functionality you are going for.

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