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#1 Carlos W

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:27 PM

As per title, have you fitted electric windows or central locking?

Have you fitted door speakers?

How have you protected the wiring?

I’ve looked at rubber boots from a few different cars but can’t find a decent solution.

#2 mk1leg

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:39 PM

I'm fitting electric windows and central locking in my mini not started this yet as its under restoration at present.......I'm thinking of trying something like these  https://www.ebay.co....872.m2749.l2649



#3 Carlos W

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:40 AM

I'm fitting electric windows and central locking in my mini not started this yet as its under restoration at present.......I'm thinking of trying something like these  https://www.ebay.co....872.m2749.l2649


But they only carry 2 wires.

You're going to have 6 going to the drivers door

#4 Moke Spider

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:20 AM

My Son and myself did this on his Mini, it was a bit of a job but 100% 'could have been Factory' appearance when done and worked really well.

 

With Mini Doors, when closed, there's very little space at all between the door frame and the body of the car to safely put any wires.

 

After spending some time at a local breakers, we found that the Toyota Corrola (i think around 1990 model off hand?) boots were the likely ticket.

 

We cut and welded in a pocket in to the front end of the door frame for the boot to tuck in to when the door was closed and it also put a small angle for the boot to enter the door with.

 

Apologies for this photo, I'm sure I have some better ones elsewhere, including the pocket;-

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:58 AM

Carlos,

I used vw golf boot grommets. 6 wires going through

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#6 Carlos W

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:16 AM

Thanks Gents

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 01:12 PM

A pair of Vw Corrado tailgate grommets fitted a treat when I fitted electric windows and central locking to one of my minis.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:02 PM

Door check straps off a mk1/2 and hide wires within

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:04 PM

Door check straps off a mk1/2 and hide wires within

 

Great minds think alike  :D



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:54 PM

 

I'm fitting electric windows and central locking in my mini not started this yet as its under restoration at present.......I'm thinking of trying something like these  https://www.ebay.co....872.m2749.l2649


But they only carry 2 wires.

You're going to have 6 going to the drivers door

 

this ws just an example of the way I will do this



#11 Ben_O

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:58 PM

 

Door check straps off a mk1/2 and hide wires within

 

Great minds think alike  :D

 

I did consider something like that.

 

What do you think Carlos? or are you set on rubber boots?



#12 Carlos W

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:20 PM

Door check straps off a mk1/2 and hide wires within

 
Great minds think alike  :D
I did consider something like that.
 
What do you think Carlos? or are you set on rubber boots?

I'm set on a solution that works.......

#13 Bat

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:27 AM

Hi,

My thoughts were that wires between the door and body shell always break at some point due to the bending back and forth. It happens to all manufacturers, both doors and tailgates. So I think the MK1 idea would be easier to repair.

Also it will depend on what interior style you're going for and how much you want to spend.

Cheers  :proud:



#14 Carlos W

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:50 AM

Carlos,

I used vw golf boot grommets. 6 wires going through

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Can you remember what mk of golf please mate?



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 01:06 PM

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