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I have a 2012 Kia Forte sedan with "eco" package. I'd like to mount my mobile amateur radio into the vehicle, however I'm having a hard time locating a grommet for passing power leads from the cabin into the engine compartment.

Does someone have a maintenance manual or other source that might be able to point me in the right direction?

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Your best bet appears to be the firewall pass-through behind the gas pedal. That should allow you to run behind the dash fairly directly.

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Thanks, and 10 points subtracted for me as I'm a member of that very same forum. My Google-Fu failed me. – Peter Grace Aug 8 '12 at 12:35
@PeterGrace, I think you just summarized why this site is better than a whole pile of forum sites and a smattering of Google. If you get a chance to take a picture of the grommet, put a link here and I'll include it in the answer. – Bob Cross Aug 8 '12 at 14:54

Although I can't say I know this with any certainty for this specific car, manufactures usually put this either below the steering column or behind the glove compartment.

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I'd think you'd be much better off piggybacking off of an existing circuit or going through the firewall with an existing wire bundle rather than drilling a new hole. If you're determined though, make sure you don't drill through anything important. I suppose you could seal around the wires with silicone.

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