After I completed my web
site update with the Miata seat installation, I let the
guys in the Miata.net Forum know as they were very
helpful when I was looking for seats.
Pretty quickly I got the following
"I ran my original wires as you
did. It was only after I removed the seat covers that I
saw the built-in channel for routing the wiring
through the seat at the base of the headrest, then along the
back side of the backrest".
So I looked at my original
pictures, smacked my self on the forehead and went.....DUHHH!
|Look at that nice
slot the Mazda engineers cut into the seat foam
under the speakers! So.... route the wires down the
slot and then use the coat hanger technique to punch
a hole at the light green arrow through to the back
of the seat.
|But wait........ they
also gave us an equally nice slot in the back that
runs all the way to the bottom of the seat!
DUHHHHHHHHHHHH....... The hanger will come out
by the round hole at the top green arrow and then
run the wire down the cut out in the foam.
More from my Miata.net
"I took two of your pictures to
illustrated how the wiring is routed - the top picture looks
like a V, with left and right speaker wires forming the V and
headed toward the circle. If you flip the seatback over, you
will recognize that familiar hole a few inches below and between
your circles - that's the feed through point, then the wires are
routed down the side. They do this so the wiring does not show
up through the seatback - which you can probably see. You might
be able to clip a couple of the hog rings and move the wiring
into the groove - after you peel back the headrest and feed the
wiring through the feed through hole."
So that's how you should run the wire but, I'll be leaving mine
as it is seeing as you can't really see the seat backs once the
seats are installed in a TR6.
to how I did it.