smallest, lightest, cheapest part...?
pjrose at frontiernet.net
Mon Jan 16 14:50:24 EST 2006
I'm sure someone will find another winner, but here's my nomination
for the 200q's smallest, lightest and cheapest part (note: required
to have an Audi p/n):
It's a tiny (5mmx8mmx13mm), thin steel "spring-clamp", weighing
about 300 milligrams that functions to keep the end of the door-latch
cable-housing held firmly in a slot molded on the black plastic
inside-(door)release cover. The cover I'm referring to contains the
chrome (inner) door-release lever that operates the latch-release
The strange thing is that I've had my front driver's door apart and
back together a many previous times without ever noticing that this
little clamp had been missing. But since the clamp's absence did not
affect proper operation of the cable/lever, I wasn't even aware that
the part existed! But last week--after installing new window
regulator and a door latch cable--I could not get the end of the
cable housing to stay in its slot, and consequently the inside
release would not work--until I replaced thiat long-lost clamp.
Thanks to my friend Jim Carmody (Foreign and Sports Car Center in
Rome, NY)for telling me about the part.
The p/n is 893-837-073 . Cost was $1.08
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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