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Re: Hood cable

On Wed, 26 Aug 1998, COBRAM wrote:

> Date: Wed, 26 Aug 98 12:24:00 -5
> From: COBRAM <cobram@Channel1.Com>
> To: QUATTRO@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Re: Hood cable
>  -=> Quoting Terry Moore <=-
>  TM> My cable broke on my 84 5k.  How do you get the hood up to replace the
>  TM> cable. 
>  TM> Terry
>      The cables all seem to snap right after the interior
>      hood latch handle.  In most cases there is still
>      enough cable protruding inside the cabin for you
>      to get a hold of it and pull it with a pair of
>      vice grips.  You can tell how far back it
>      snapped by how much cable is still attached to the
>      handle.  If it snapped farther up, but still in
>      the cabin, you can peel the cable sheeth by pulling
>      on it, it comes off like a corkscrew.
One more tip, you can save yourself money by not buying a new cable from 
the dealer but getting a steel cable of matching thickness from bicycle 
store. My friend did that.