can't get engine lid to open - '88 80Q

SuffolkD at SuffolkD at
Thu Jan 12 21:04:12 EST 2006

I have the same issue with my 200 Avant.
The cable has enough slack so it moves when the lever is pulled.
 You can see it at the handle.

I see the screw at the lever needs to be tightened, then plastic "guides" on 
the fender top need to be fixed (or more added) to prevent the cable from 

I always thought a thin bead of caulk under the cable sheathing on the fender 
top &  re-route the cable path so it wouldn't slide and shorten each time I 
pulled the lever.

I figure the caulk would hold it (sheathing) from moving and the lever would 
pull the cable inside to open the latches........

-Scott by BOSTON

> From: Brendan <>
> On Thursday 12 January 2006 15:04, Tessie McMillan wrote:
> > Cool! I hope you'll have time to share the procedure or some good photos!
> > &:-) As mentioned before (and by now everyone has seen for themselves)
> > the Bentley is lacking on this particular item...
> Just called up the dealer. The part numbers and prices are such:
> Cable with handle attached: 443 823 531A - $35
> Guide sleeves, 2 of them: 443 823 597A - $4/ea

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