I took the first step lastnight. Removing the black fabriclike hoodliner and the rubber trim off the front of the hood.
Engine much more audible.
on the rabbit there are all these brackets holding sensors and wires that are that ugly gray color, so I took the most visible ones first and wrinkle coated them pics to come in an hour
Don't have any before shots, but I tucked that harness with three connectors on it. The way I re-routed it makes me iffy, but it'll suffice.
If you look closely, you can see the silver piece where there used to be a little metal bracket.
I was going to ask your opinion because doing this leaves no slack at all in the harness.
Is there any stress on the harness during driving? That's the only issue I could see you having really... Mainly from engine movement, etc... I'll start ripping into mine tonight, I'll let you know what I figure out and come up with...
Started working on the back and right side yesterday... You're right, that harness really doesn't have much room... But we checked it out and everything seems ok, gonna hopefully finish it up tonight...
BTW, driving out car with no hood on is crazy loud, LOL!
Then youll want to grab a dremel, with wire brush, rough polish the gray area's and then use marine clean. Then you will want to get some sand paper and go to work on polishing that baby up
Haha see what I did there!
If I remember correctly, we did have to detach it... There were a couple sets of hands in there working on moving stuff, LOL!
Last edited by kevin splits; 06-09-2011 at 04:07 PM.