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I'm going to be wiring up some KC lights this weekend - haven't looked yet, but for those of you that have done something similar, where are you finding is the best place to route wires through the firewall?

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I believe that you will find a couple rubber plugs in your firewall, some will have some wires going through them already & others will still be unused
i have not looked myself, but on the underside of the steering wheel columns dust boot, you may find a little nipple in the rubber, you could cut it just enough to pass wiring through.
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Thanks GTyankee - also any advice on what wire to tie the power in for the KC wiring harness? Should I crimp on a connector and connect it to the TIPM?
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I'm not sure about the 4th Gens, but on my truck near the brake and gas there is a plastic clutch plate and I just drilled a hole in it and put a rubber grommet on it. Works perfect for my power wire for my amp.
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No matter where you run the wire, you will want the correct sized in line fuse & a ON/OFF switch, i use rocker type for my CB radio & another auxiliary fuel pump switch, my wiring goes directly to my battery
on my last truck i ran a mini fuse panel & it was powered through a Ford Starter Relay, a battery isolator should also work
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Yeah, the KC Slimlight kit came with a complete pre-terminated wire harness with fuses, an on/off switch, relay, etc.

I figured out where I'm getting power from - I crimped on a terminal ring and am going to connect it to the + post on the fuse box....
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