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post #1 of 7 Old 05-09-2019, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Route Grand America audio cable from under seat to trunk?

I'm installing a Motochello Audio Speaker Bridge under the seat, and a Sena SM10 in the trunk.

Has anyone with a Grand America managed to route any wiring from under the seat into the trunk? I actually want to route an audio cable from the Motochello Audio Bridge from under the seat into the trunk to connect to the SM10.

Any info appreciated!

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I routed mine to the cockpit bag on my GA

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Iíd start by leaving the SM10 under the seat while testing the system. Once youíre happy with the setup, Iíd get a 3.5mm stereo extension cable and run it into your trunk (I donít have a GA, so I canít help with specifics, but it may involve drilling a hole and using a grommet). Connect the extension to the bridge and to the SM10. This approach allows you to remove the trunk (if the 3.5mm stereo lead from the bridge is long enough, you could cut it and use wire connectors - Deutsch on the high end, as they require a specific tool, posi-lock butt connectors on the low end - to achieve the same result).

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... This approach allows you to remove the trunk (if the 3.5mm stereo lead from the bridge is long enough, you could cut it and use wire connectors - Deutsch on the high end, as they require a specific tool, posi-lock butt connectors on the low end - to achieve the same result).
If I were to cut the 3.5mm audio wires to make them removable, I'd connect them with....3.5mm stereo connectors. In fact, I wouldn't cut anything. I'd buy a 3.5mm cable and a 3.5mm extension....all already assembled far better than I could construct.
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If I were to cut the 3.5mm audio wires to make them removable, I'd connect them with....3.5mm stereo connectors. In fact, I wouldn't cut anything. I'd buy a 3.5mm cable and a 3.5mm extension....all already assembled far better than I could construct.
Me, too - that's why it was my first recommendation

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Me, too - that's why it was my first recommendation
I completely missed that.
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I was just thinking of getting a 3.5mm audio cable long enough not to worry about any cutting or extending.

I'd prefer not to do any drilling if possible, but I'll dive into it further this weekend. There's already a DIN power socket in the trunk, and wiring wrap that comes into the trunk to power the trunk lid brake light. Hopefully I can utilize an existing wiring path without too much difficulty, but that remains to be seen.

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