I'm about ready to install my stereo shelf in my 19, and I need to get 12v to it. This is something I haven't done before, so I'd appreciate some advice.
I want to put the stereo under the front shelf, to the passenger side of the light.
It looks like the best bet is to draw power from the 12v outlet in the passenger side front bench, run up the corner into the overhead cabinet, through the corner of the cabinet into the shelf, and through the shelf to where I want the stereo.
Short of cutting large holes, there doesn't seem to be any way to see inside the corner of the overhead cabinet. Looking at various early build pictures it seems to be empty space.
I have a fish tape (purchased for this job) and an inspection camera, so I've got some exploring to do. Regardless of what I find, can anybody suggest techniques for this sort of thing?
I was thinking a small hole in the underside of the corner, where I will mount a speaker, would let me fish from two sides -- put the fish tape up from the corner, and a wire through the hole into the corner, grab the wire with the tape and pull it down. Feasible?
Another problem: how can I get a hole connecting the blocked off corner of the overhead to the interior of the front shelf? There may already be a hole for the existing wiring, but I wouldn't count on it. Maybe a better bet would be to go through the side of the overhead on top of the front shelf, then down into the top shelf, leaving the wire exposed in the corner (only visible if you've got your head stuck up in the corner -- nothing a bit of duct tape won't cover
). But if I do that, maybe the best bet would be to simply run it in a hidden spot on the top of the front shelf. Still need to get through the corner, though...
Anyway, I'm about to head out to the trailer and start exploring with tape and camera. Any advice would be appreciated.