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What is the box on in my 997S trunk?

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Here is a picture of the box I am referring to. Yes, Joel, it is near where the CD changer would be (if I had one). What is the purpose of this box? Before realizing that it does not easily pull out, I cut a small hole in the rubber grommet behind it, thinking that it connects the battery compartment to the trunk, with the idea that I would pass the BTA-1500 wire through this soft grommet easier than any other place. Once I cut the hole, I realized that the grommet leads to the back side of this carbon box. Once I realized that the box does not lift out after loosing the torx screws, I got nervous that I have sliced a grommet that needs an air-tight seal.

I have two questions. Does the grommet connect to the back side of the box? If so, have I damaged it by cuting a small slice in the grommet? If the grommet does not connect to the back side of the box, how do I lift the box up enough to pull the BTA-1500 wire through the hole I cut to pull the wire into the trunk?

Thanks for your help.


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yes, that's the carbon canister.... try not to mess with it since the unit needs to be airtight for venting fuel gases... so, unless you drill a hole to this box, I think you are going to be ok... I had a similar install than yours... no cd changer and put the dension and iPod on the trunk. everything works great!

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  • 11 months later...

OK, thanks Joel. If your install is similar, how did you route your BTA 1500 cable from the battery compartment to the trunk? Did you find an existing grommet to go through, or did you have to drill a hole through the wall?

Did anybody ever figure out how to use the grommet behind the carbon canister?

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