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Old 01-27-2019, 01:24 AM
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I checked the part today. It is the right one. Iím posting a picture of the broken part. @andrewwynn - how can I repair this? Maybe the original part will fit the best.

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Old 01-27-2019, 01:43 AM
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Looks like the usual break. You need to get the spring back in place and the hinge axle in and then use some 16ga steel wire to wrap around the part of the hinge still left..

Cut off the self destruct tab before reassembly. Then learn the feedback of a frozen latch vs frozen door seal so you won't re-break it.
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So here's an update: my driver door dhc self destructed during a cold snap (I never removed the self destruct tab and sure enough it was frozen in "destruct" position when I removed it.

Since this was a DHC where I reinforced the original broken part I was pretty amazed to discover the entire part of the hinge was torn out (my fix was still intact it was stronger than the base hinge and tore it right off).

Amazingly I had a different broken DHC in my car where the moving part was broken but the stationary part was fine.

So I pulled out the hinge pin and swapped them.



I removed the self destruct bar completely this time.



Now on to why I'm posting in this thread: my cable was apparently "too short" like the OP in this thread and on closer inspection, the end got corroded and rust expanded the end. I had to cut out maybe 3/16" of rusty spiral before the cable was the correct length.



When reassembled I put silicone around the cable to keep water out and hopefully keep the cable from corroding more.

Anybody that's changed or about to change their DHC (front) I would love to snag a non rusty front DHC cable. I'd hate to buy an entire DHC just for the cable.


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Update two; the teflon fix did seem to work but I didn't love the idea of letting ice form but just make it easier to break free.




So instead I came up with bend the metal to make the gap bigger.

It worked like a charm. I could no longer get a drip of water to bridge the gap. Not going to lie that wasn't easy that metal is thick I may go back to my original plan of using the teflon but I need to find my leather punch tools to make some perfect circles.


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Anybody that's changed or about to change their DHC (front) I would love to snag a non rusty front DHC cable. I'd hate to buy an entire DHC just for the cable...
I have all the original DHCs from my 2001 (I replaced all with Febi). PM me details and I'll send what you need.

I was saving them to potentially one day do your repair on them if the Febi's ever fail. But I've never had any cable problems on the originals or replacements, so they are good to go.
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