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#1 S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:43 pm
by Drewpy
Hi,

Does anyone have a spare or source for this (50 x 32mm) oblong-shaped grommet, used to protect the main loom as it passes through from the dash area to the engine compartment, near to the wiper motor / pedal housing?
I haven't managed to find a picture or part number, so the picture of the perished remains of mine is all I can offer by means of identification.

Not found anything even similar so far by extensive Googling, so I'm trying the forum before considering making something up.

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#2 Re: S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:49 pm
by Doddsy
Drewpy, I tried and failed to find the grommet when I rebuilt my Series 3. Mine was also in pretty poor state. There are I believe there are two solid plastic inserts which secure the flexible rubber in position. At least that is what I found. Very interested to see how this develops. I would like to see a picture fo what the full assembly should look like and of course where these can be purchased.

#3 Re: S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:17 am
by Drewpy
Hi Doddsy,

Yes, agree on the plastic insert; there is one remaining on mine, with a diagonal interlocking joint to lock it to the other (missing) insert by the look at it. Looks a very clever way to let the big connectors through, then provide a tight seal between the two areas of the car.
    Did you come up with an effective alternative on your re-build?

    #4 Re: S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet

    Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:15 pm
    by Doddsy
    When replying to the original text I noticed that there was another post about this which included a photo of the grommet full assembled. When restoring my car I managed to reuse the original (also minus one of the plastic pieces) so it isn't great but had no alternative. if anyone manages to find a source I will be buying one for sure.

    #5 Re: S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet

    Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:15 pm
    by Colin
    Hi Drewpy

    The part number is C30670.

    SNG Show its for the V12E £73.82 Inc Vat Special Order
    David Manners show it for the XJ12 £60.00 Inc Vat special order
    (As to the quality or availability that remains to be seen)

    You could try Hutsons/M&C Wilkinson as they may know where to get it

    Good Luck

    #6 Re: S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet

    Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:16 pm
    by MSM
    Hi Drewpy

    These people may be able to help - I have not looked for your grommet but they have the right company name!!

    https://www.grommets.co.uk/

    #7 Re: S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet

    Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:23 pm
    by MarekH
    If enough people want them, then I might be tempted to do it at some future date. I had thought it was a no starter as nobody in their right mind would pay £45, but I might be wrong there.

    kind regards
    Marek

    #8 Re: S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet

    Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:03 pm
    by chris420sa
    Hi Marek - I'd certainly be interested to buy one from you (at a reasonable price).
    Look forward to future developments (from your 3D printer!)
    All the best
    Chris