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post #1 of 11 Old 05-11-2008, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Going through the firewall

I recently bought a hood/fender mounted antenna, that I use with my emergency services radio scanner, and installed it on my 2007 Jeep Compass Sport. However, I didn't realise how tough it would be to find a way through the firewall for the antenna's coaxial cable. Has anyone else had to find a way through the firewall for any reason? Does anyone have a any suggestions how I might get through, I don't really want to resort to drilling. The toughest part is that the end connector that needs to go through is larger than your average cable TV coaxial, about 2-3cm diameter.

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-12-2008, 02:38 AM
 
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Re: Going through the firewall

there is a rubber grommet in the left side where the kick panel area is kind of high up there if u poke it through there then go under the hood you will find the wire inside the driver side fender then just route it to wherever your antenna is
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I had been poking around that area trying to find access. Thank you, I will look for that grommet.

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post #4 of 11 Old 05-12-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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Re: Going through the firewall

its pretty high up in there but you will see the bunch of wires going out into the fender kinda had to fit your hand in there too i got all scratched up
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It worked! Thank you! You're right, my arm looks like it was attacked by a bear now. lol

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post #6 of 11 Old 05-12-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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Here ya go....
Is the 2007 the same as that?

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Is the 2007 the same as that?
I'm pretty sure the 2007 has a different layout under the hood. This is for the 2018-2019 Compass. I sort of remember while searching for my access point on the 2019 that you might find yours behind the drivers side wheel well after pulling out the wheel fender trim.... (mopar accessory website and navigate to the trailer wire harness installation).

Mine was a huge mystery. Not a single write up on the entire internet. Hence me dropping my instructions everywhere I can on the Compass forums.

Hope this helps
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...This is for the 2018-2019 Compass....Mine was a huge mystery. Not a single write up on the entire internet. Hence me dropping my instructions everywhere I can on the Compass forums.
Well the reason I asked is because this thread was for a 2007 Compass, so your post could cuase confusion for someone with a first generation Compass.

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Hence me dropping my instructions everywhere I can on the Compass forums.
I've seen that, but it would be better if you only "drop" them where the instructions actually apply.

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Truly sorry for any confusion I may have caused. I honestly didn't realize this thread was 2007 vehicle specific. If it's any consolation, and as I mentioned above, I'm pretty sure your access point would be found behind the drivers side wheel well trim. https://www.moparpartsinc.com/a/Jeep.../i2151413.html

Oh.... and you're welcome.
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"Here ya go...."

Deleted as instructions did not apply to 2007 Compass and to cause no further confusion.
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