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Old 11-03-2019, 11:39 AM
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I am nearly ready to button this job up, but have one last concern.


On disassembly, I broke the retaining tab off of the cable that engages with the interior door handle. Super glue/JB Weld didn't hold on reassembly.



I have the cable engaged with the handle, and am at the threshold of finishing up- The repaired inner door panel is perfectly sealed, everything else ready to go but obviously I don't want the cable to disengage from the door handle after all this. I have contemplated making up some sort of retainer out of aluminum or plumbers band iron that I can thread around the back of the cable, and tab over the door handle. Just not confident this will actually retain the cable in place during use.


I know the correct solution is to just get a new cable and do it right. If there is a way to just finish and get it out of the garage and back on the road I would be much happier!



Anyone else try something similar?


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Old 11-04-2019, 12:31 PM
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When repairing such since you can't use glue use wire.

Drill holes if you need and and stitch together.
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I fiddled around for a while trying to fabricate a retainer of sorts that would reliably keep the cable in communication with the inside door handle. I also ordered a new cable, should these efforts be for naught.


New cable arrived today, and that was what I did. At least while I was waiting around for the cable, I had the opportunity to completely vacuum and detail the interior, addressing all the leather, weatherstripping, etc. A full clay bar and wax too.



Nice to have all the doors working!
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I have one more for to rebuild the actuator motor for right rear door on wife's car: it locks won't unlock.

I also need to re-work her driver door to add the frost prevention. Door handle froze first time we had rain turn to snow and get below freezing over night. Fortunately two of the doors have the frost prevention and I could open the door from the inside.
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