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#1 2021-02-22 19:45:36

Tranzformer
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Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

Hi Peeps,

So I am getting nearer to installing a split charge and leisure battery.

Can anyone who has experience of passing cable from the engine bay through the bulk head, then into the rear - where the best place is to do this  in a 2004 Citroen Dispatch van?

The most cleanest place - existing grommet hole or something?

Cheers.

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#2 2021-02-22 22:28:13

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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

I used a grommet where the passenger door hinge is - you;ll find a grommet that's not being used, I drilled a hole in it and if you take the plastic panel off from the inside you can get to it from there


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#3 2021-02-22 23:00:42

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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

Hi mate,

Yeah I seen that grommet at the passenger door hinge - but I assumed that I would have to drill through the engine bay to get to the side panel/passenger hinge. Am I correct in that or is there a pre existing hole within the engine bay that will take me straight to the passenger hinge grommit?

Cheers Kenbw2

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#4 2021-02-22 23:35:45

Casper
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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

I cut into the scuttle drain hose and slit split charge cable into the inner wing. Opened passenger door and fiddled about till i could pull the cable through. Think it was door speaker cable grommet i used. Then lift the plastic on the floor as you step in the van and put cable under and into the back. If i was doing it again i would just drill the floor up the back and work my way forward under the van protecting the cable with open grommets and cable ties.

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#5 2021-02-23 01:20:42

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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

Pretty much the same as Casper for me, although I didn't need to cut into the drain pipe, I just fed it along the inside of the wing. Takes a bit of aiming and a firm cable, but I got it through


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#6 2021-02-23 21:53:00

Tranzformer
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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

ok thanks a lot for your input guys. It is really appreciated!

I have had several people promising me to help out with this conversion but they're a no show. I guess it's gonna be a slow process for me... hopefully youtube will be all that I need.

On a plus note today... the DODO DEAD MAT DUO turned up. So I will now start planning on taking the plywood out of the back and giving it a good clean.

Hey.. will white spirit be a good degreaser for cleaning the inside?

Ta

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#7 2021-02-27 17:45:53

Tranzformer
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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

kenbw2 wrote:

Pretty much the same as Casper for me, although I didn't need to cut into the drain pipe, I just fed it along the inside of the wing. Takes a bit of aiming and a firm cable, but I got it through

@kenbw2

Did you have to drill a hole into the inside wing or was there already a hole there?

Cheers

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#8 2021-02-27 18:33:46

tee_cee
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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

I had a hole on my 2002 Expert on the passenger side, though it may have been part of the WAV conversion. The easiest way to check is to look for the cable going through in the driver footwell (maybe the bonnet release cable), and the hole will be in the same place on the passenger side.

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#9 2021-02-27 21:42:20

Tranzformer
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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

ok nice one TC.

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#10 Yesterday 03:10:41

kenbw2
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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

Tranzformer wrote:
kenbw2 wrote:

Pretty much the same as Casper for me, although I didn't need to cut into the drain pipe, I just fed it along the inside of the wing. Takes a bit of aiming and a firm cable, but I got it through

@kenbw2

Did you have to drill a hole into the inside wing or was there already a hole there?

Cheers

No the grommet was there in the existing hole. I'll get a picture tomorrow


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#11 Yesterday 06:21:20

Ricko
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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

kenbw2 wrote:

I used a grommet where the passenger door hinge is - you;ll find a grommet that's not being used, I drilled a hole in it and if you take the plastic panel off from the inside you can get to it from there

This is how I did it, then under the plastic trim by the passenger door into the rear of the van.


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#12 Yesterday 07:07:40

Tranzformer
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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

@kenbw2
Looking forward to it.

@Rocko
I had seen the existing grommet in passenger door hinge but was wondering about the route from inside engine bay to the inner wing. Not sure if there is an existing hole in place... but if not then tee_cee mentioned about possibly following the bonnet release cable.

I'm going to have a look later today.

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#13 Yesterday 18:27:33

Tranzformer
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Re: Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head

Ah it was pretty straight forward really. I managed to remove the scuttle drain pipe and feed the cable through the drain pipe hole (enough room for both the cable and scuttle pipe). Then fed it down the inside of the wing and fed it into the passenger grommit. I would uplaod a photo showing this but there is no option to upload a photo!

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