[Vwdiesel] More Dasher?

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Wed Sep 26 22:41:27 PDT 2007

William J Toensing wrote:
> After writing my message last night I searched my VW parts sources & couldn't find any throttle cables or A/C switches listed. I will check if I can, the A/C switch but it looks like I am out of luck if I have to buy one. I can & will salvage the throttle control cable from my 1980 Dasher parts car but it doesn't have A/C. 
> At a swap meet a couple weeks ago, I found a nice set of full VW hubcaps which fit my Dasher so don't have to worry about the small hubcap clips, which apparently are unobtainable, even at a VW junkyard in Sacramento.

For the frayed cable, I have had good luck in the past with using solder to repair a 
frayed section of cable.  As long as the frayed section is not in a bend area (the solder 
makes the cable too stiff to bend easily), it works great.  The trick is to clean the 
cable very well then try to get the frayed strands back into place.  Then apply some acid 
flux and apply solder a short distance to each end of the frayed section.  Wipe it down 
while hot and then if the cable is a little too big (due to solder buildup), use a fine 
file or sandpaper to take down the diameter to fit inside the sheath.



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