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How Can Hot lead Wire Be Run When Installing Trailer Wiring Harness On 2016 Chevrolet Sonic


Looking for details on running the wire to battery on 2016 Sonic hatchback. Completed the install of the T connectors and control box. Only downside was the green plastic panel retainers from GM P/N 13252119 are fragile and cost $6 each if you can find them. I broke 4. Running the heavy wire to the front presents additional problems. I am concerned about pulling any additional interior panels and breaking more of the very expensive plastic retainers. I dont think running the wire under the car would be a good idea even though a couple dozen tie-wraps would cost less than a single GM panel retainer. Any hints or pictures? Where did you run the wire?


Expert Reply:

Although we do not have a video showing the installation of the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # C56303, on a Sonic, I have attached a helpful article that explains the different methods for running a hot lead wire to a vehicle battery.

In most cases you can run the wire through a grommet to get the wire beneath the car. I understand running the power wire under the vehicle is not appealing but you can use wire loom like part # 7509-10 so the wire is protected under the car. You are correct that some tie-wraps would be much less expensive than replacing the panel clips. if you want to use clamps we offer those as a separate item as well. You would need part # A0250.

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