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Patriot BRK 2012 Breakaway Switch Routing Instructions


Where do I run the breakaway switch wiring through the firewall on my 2009 HHR?


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When running the breakaway wire of the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2012 there are two methods:

Method 1: Through the firewall
1. Look for a pre-existing hole in the firewall, if no hole exists, drill a ½” diameter hole. Insert a grommet into hole.
Note: Make sure not to damage any components on either side of the firewall while drilling.
2. Find a path for the cable through the engine compartment to the firewall. Use wire ties to secure the cable.
Make sure to avoid any hot or moving engine parts.
3. Insert the cable into the grommet and pull the excess slack into the driver’s compartment. Seal around and
inside of the grommet with silicone sealant.
4. Plug the cable into the Patriot Brake.
Note: When not in use, the cable can be tucked away.

Method 2: Feeding the cable through the door/window
1. Find a path for the cable through the engine compartment to the rear of the hood/base of the windshield, on the
driver’s side. Use nylon ties to secure the cable so that it is avoiding any hot or moving engine parts.
2. Either roll down the window and thread the cable through, or open the door and thread the cable through. Make
sure excess slack is safely coiled inside the driver’s cockpit. Once the cable is through and connected, close the

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