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#1 Old 01-07-2013, 05:50 PM
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For Christmas I got a back up camera for my 04 STi. Today I decided to install it. Didn't take long to realize there isn't going to be an easy way to run the wiring. So my question is, do any of you know an easy way to get wires from outside the car at the rear license plate to inside the trunk? Obviously I could get out my drill and make a hole, but I don't want to do that. I'll have a shop do it before I start drilling holes in my car. I tried to follow the wires for the license plate lights, but I can't get my hands in there far enough to accomplish anything
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Pop off your trunk interior, takes a few minutes and you'll find the hole you need to use. Should be a geometry somewhere to poke through.

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Was hoping to avoid that lol. Thanks for the reply. Guess I know what my day is going to look like now
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There are 2 vent holes with flaps in your trunk. You have to unclip your interior trim to get to them. I would not recommend many other places to run it as it would risk water getting in if you don't know what you're doing. If you think you can get the wire to follow the license plate lights (straight shot), get a metal coat hanger and tape your wire to it in such a manner that won't damage the wire or anything you poke.

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I'm gonna have to wait for the weather to get better before I do this. Thought it was gonna be a simple project until I looked at it lol. Thanks for the replies
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