Apologeis for the lack of update - car's been behaving great, and I've made a start on one of my big(ish) projects - a subwoofer install.
I want to use the raised shelf at the back of the boot - so as to retain access to the spare wheel - so main point is I'll be removing the factory sub and using a box that takes up that shelf space and no more.
For wiring in the engine bay - the objective was to be as invisible as possilbe, no silly large gauge wire, big fuse holders or after market battery clamps (although I accept the need for all in certain circumstances).
Used a Rockford Fosgate 8awg OFC kit wiring kit for power & ground; power comes straight from the battery via a 60amp fuse mounted close to the battery tray, and used an existing grommet for vehicle wiring loom to get in to the cabin.
Battery tray removed, and grommet opened for batt + cable in to the cabin. I did try to use the larger grommet to the right - couldnt get enough space so put it all back in to place - it's open in this shot though:
Closing both grommets, using corrogated plastic sheething and mounting the fuse holder (plus a liberal spray of fluid film anti-corrosion spray:
Crimping a battery terminal (not glamorous but what the hey):
Finished product with the battery and tray re-installed:
batt + cable installed on the factory terminal:
All fits under the factory terminal covers - and the new fuse is servicable with the vehicle battery in place:
I won't bore you with fishing the cable through the cabin - save for getting in to the boot via the back seat. Followed this tutorial for removing the back seat and rear parcel shelf - to get the power cabling for the sub through to the trunk, and remove the factory sub: https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-2nd-gen-1998-2005/552625-2gs-stock-subwoofer-replacement-w-pics.html
Mine looked like this with it all stripped out and the rear seat pulled forward for acces:
More to come in a moment!