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Cable Entry Pad | Pass-Through for Ford Transit Roof (No Drill/No Screw)

4.82 out of 5
(11 customer reviews)

US$39.95

This Cable Entry Pad allows to pass a single round cable (antenna, LED, etc.) through the roof of your Ford Transit without having to drill or screw. 

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SKU: FOR010 Categories: , Tag:
MPN: FOR010
Brand: FarOutRide

The Ford Transit has several pass-through holes hidden below some of the roof plugs, located as follows (marked as #2):

Ford-Transit-Roof-Plugs-(Potential-Water-Leak)

* NOTE: We don’t recommend using the last row of pass-trough holes located at the very back of the Transit with our Cable Entry Pad, because there is not enough space to install the lock nut from inside the van (see step 2).

Use this Cable Entry Pad in any of the Transit’s factory pass-through holes to create a waterproof entry point for a single cable (solar, weBoost antenna, LED, etc.):

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The Cable Entry Pad is secured with VHB tape AND a lock nut. The lock nut compresses the VHB tape and creates a waterproof, permanent bond with the roof.

An IP68-rated cable gland provides the seal with the cable.

Cable Entry Pad for Ford Transit (Section View)

Installation


1. Remove The Roof Plug


You can start with a plastic scraper, it’s a bit easier to get the plug to go at first:

Cable Entry Pad Installation (Ford Transit Solar and Antenna Pass-Through Roof)

Pull to remove the plug completely and clean the sealant left behind with isopropyl alcohol:

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All clean! The Cable Entry Pad will cover the primed surface:

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2. Install The Cable Entry Pad


Unscrew the lock nut from underneath the pad and put aside:

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Peel off the release film from the VHB tape:

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Make sure the surface is still clean and apply pressure for 5-10 seconds:

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Install the lock nut inside the van, hand-tight firmly with your fingers then use a 24mm or 15/16″ socket to add about one extra turn (do not use tools and overtorque, this will damage the plastic threads) :

Cable Entry Pad Installation (Screw Lock Nut Inside Van)

3. Install The Cable


Unscrew the sealing nut from the gland (without removing it) and route the cable through the gland:

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Screw the sealing nut (hand-tight, but firmly) to create a waterproof joint:

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At this point the installation is waterproof, but you may choose to add a bead of sealant around the pad/cable for your peace of mind.

Optional: Temporary Plug


Not quite ready to route the cable? That’s OK! You can use our Temporary Plug until you’re ready for the final installation:

Loosen the sealing nut and insert the plug:

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Screw the sealing nut to make a waterproof joint:

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We developed the Cable Entry Pad when installing our motorized tilting weBoost antenna. You might be interested in reading the full write-up:


Compatibility


  • Van Models: Ford Transit (2015-Present).
  • Cable Profile: Round (not flat).

Specifications


  • Outside Dimensions: 1.78in diameter x 1.52in height (45mm x 39mm).
  • Materials:
    • Pad: ASA (Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate).
    • Gland: Nylon.
    • Seal: TPU.
    • Self-Adhesive: 3M VHB Tape.
  • Temperature Resistance: Up to 221F (105°C).
  • UV Resistant.
Cable Entry Pad Specifications (Dimensions)

Shipping


  • Ships From:  British Columbia, Canada.
  • Carrier: Canada Post / USPS.
  • Cost: Actual carrier shipping rate calculated at checkout. You can combine other items from our Store to save on shipping.

wARRANTY, rETURNs & Refund


Warranty: If there is an issue or manufacturing defect, we’ll be happy to send you another one free of charge! 🙂

Returns & Refund: You are responsible of shipping the product back to us (including the shipping fees associated with it) for the following reasons:

  • Ordered by mistake or if you changed your mind.
  • Incompatibility (please check “Compatibility” section before ordering).

ABOUT THIS PRODUCT


Do It Yourself.

We wanted a better cable entry point for the Ford Transit, so we made one.

This is an homemade product.

Each Cable Entry Pad is individually 3D printed and assembled by us. This is not a mass-produced product. This is a crafted, hand-made product.

Low Volume.

We created this product for our own needs, to make just a few units. There is no way for us to ramp up the production and lower the price, unless we take it to injection molding manufacturing but that’s a whole another level we’re not considering at the moment.


11 reviews for Cable Entry Pad | Pass-Through for Ford Transit Roof (No Drill/No Screw)

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5 out of 5

Jeff Heit

Perfect and easy install for a Bluetti MC4 to DC charging cable from solar panel to inside the van.

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5 out of 5

Jeff Heit

Perfect and easy install for a Bluetti MC4 to DC charging cable from solar panel to inside the van.

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  1. Perfect and easy install for a Bluetti MC4 to DC charging cable from solar panel to inside the van.

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  2. The cable entry pad works great and allows for the a clean cable entry through the roof. Easy to install thanks to your guide photos.

  3. It took a little while to get the product (Canada to US), but the product seems to be made of a solid material and installation seems to be a piece of cake.

  4. Working well so far

  5. Very good for Led on top

  6. This is actually a chance the passthrough will be successful. One of our customers had security cameras installed on their Toyota RAV4. The company that installed the units used a bonding material that may be prone to fail. We did some research, and your product was what we and our customer was looking for. Hopefully this will be the correct way for those cables. If it is, we will order another set for a different vehicle with the same set up.
    Thank you.

  7. A very unique product and well made.

  8. Installed it yesterday for my external rear view dash cam. Super easy to install. I added some Dicor lap sealant over top as a secondary measure. I love that it comes with a plug too. I will say though, for the average consumer the price point might seem a little high. I am happy to support you guys after all the work you’ve done with these solutions and your website and will be looking for more of these when I get my roof rack.

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