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    Firewall Install - Bracket Modification Thread

    So with all of our firewalls there is a small bracket that needs to be modified and relocated for proper fitment. All of this can be done with simple hand tools. I prefer the use of a bench vice.

    This is the bracket that needs to be modified. Remove the sensor from it, then use a 10mm to remove the bracket. This bracket is on the side of the passenger strut tower.




    As you can see, the bracket has a twist in it. You will need to straighten that bracket, I use a bench vice for it.




    Then you will need to put a 90 degree bend in it, just above where the bracket sits.




    The bracket then gets re-mounted to the ground stud, on top of the strut tower, not the side of it (The OEM mount). Turn the sensor towards the back of the car.





    Now you can finish the fitment of the firewall, it should line up perfectly. Please keep in mind if you do not do this then the firewall will hit in numerous places, this bracket in the OEM location will throw everything off.
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    Had to do this, a very simple mod
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    Thanks for the thread as the procedure was easy to do and now I got the firewall installed withoiut this fitment issue.
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    when you move the bracket and turn the sensor around..are the wires long enough to reach over to where you moved the bracket ?
    do you have a pic of what it looks like when it is moved to the new location ?
    I just ordered a firewall cover and didnt know this had to be done..but no problem
    Thanks
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    Yes the wires are plenty long enough.

    The last pciture in the OP shows it moved.

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    Thanks for the tip! I just re-did mine

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    this is for every trim level correct?

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    Yes sir

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    got it straightened out but how do you guys recommend bending it 90 degrees with hand tools? i do not have a bench vise

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB24 View Post
    got it straightened out but how do you guys recommend bending it 90 degrees with hand tools? i do not have a bench vise
    I used heavy pliers and a hammer to beat it in place.

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    the vise clamp is by far the easiest as you can clamp out the kinks. but a hammer would probably suffice you may just need to paint it after

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    got it...thanks



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