Join Date: Feb 2012
County: Etela-Suomen Laani
Cable penetration from engine compartment to interior?
Good day everyone!
This is my first post so I am very excited.
During yesterday I was trying to install engine block heater with interior 220V socket in my Alfa Romeo 159 Sporwagon 1,9 JTDm 16V from 2008, but I gave up...
To my engine, I was recommended to buy the following DEFA products:
- Engine heater: 413833 (contact heater to the oil sump)
- Power Cable Kit: 460766
- Connecting kit: 460785
There are basicaly two problems:
1. How to pass the cable to the interior socket through the engine compartment bulkhead?
I could not find any cable passage that could be used; there is a lot of insulation from the engine side and also the sound breaking bulkhead inside the cabin.
The valid option is to drill the hole through the bulkhead, but before I will, I would like to ask you first...
2. Where to install the small electric socket in front of the car body?
I was looking for a proper spot with no success.
The cooler is fully occupying the front.
Has anybody had similar challenge?
Could you please share your experience?
Thank you so much for help.