A few questions on the hood/cable release. My old glovebox was all tore up, so I replaced it with new plastic one, and riveted the new hood release caple to it with 3 rivets. Now, on the white plastic cover for the cable, there were 2 rivets about a foot away from the point where i riveted the handle. There were no other holes in the new glove box, and the other glove box was disintigrated, so i could not see where it WAS riveted.
On the white plastic cable cover/sleeve, it is cracked in half about 3 feet from the glove box. Of course this is NLA, but has anyone found a substitute that works? Bicycle cable covering maybe? I want to be able to actually latch the hood when i go to the store.
Also, in case anyone needs one, the dealer still carries the original cable for about $4
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