[T3] 73 square front foot well/defrost cable?

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 11:46:16 PST 2019

Jim I don't recall the metal covers but I'll look . Is it possible since
mine are not rusted and I locate the cover and pull it off that the cable
just came loose for the coupling block. If It broke maybe I can refit.

On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 11:34 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> On 7 Dec 2019 at 21:26, William Jahn wrote:
> > The one on the right is broken, if I need floor heat I need to push the
> > foot well door open. As far as I can tell or recall it's one cable that
> > works both and it's in a housing and I don't see any clamp  like the
> rears
> > have. I don't see any place that sells these. All I can think of is to
> use
> > a rear spare I have and fish it through the housings and some how fit it
> > to the foot well doors. These is some sort of sliding clamp on each door
> > that I think locks the cable to the door or is there a z shaped bend
> there
> > as well?
> For '73 the front footwell/defroster openings are cable controlled from
> one of
> the center levers. Those wires run thru tubes along the floor, under the
> carpet, to spaces underfoot which are covered by thin, rectangular steel
> plates, which you can just pry up with your fingers. Under those covers
> you'll
> find couplings that connect the lever wires to short wires that run to the
> footwell openings. the couplings are the same as used on the rear footwell
> wires.
> The lever wires often rust to the steel tubes they run in. I fixed mine by
> sliding a length of teflon tubing over the wire.
> I believe I may have a replacement for the lever wire here. If not, I
> think I see
> them on ebay occasionally. The seller doesn't seem to know what they
> actually are, since they are just a one-year part. You could also make one
> from an old rear heater cable, but it would be a shame to cut up a good
> rear
> cable to replace one of these short ones.
> --
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> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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