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Replace broken hood cable

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I have a 1987 turbo (930).
The front trunk latch cable is broke. I have tried as temporary solution to have a new cable installed. Have tried to push in cable both from driver position and from the trunk. The cable don't however turn up on the other side.

The steel/plastic wrapped outer part has probably loosened close to the wall between trunk and cabin. I can follow the cable from front but am not able to see the last part of the tracing.

Have ordered a new bowden cable however guess that is only the cable and not what is outside and it will not help anything. Wondered whether taking off left front wheel would give me better access.

Guess some of you have replaced the bowden cable system and not only the steel cable.

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Per Arne

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Just did this not long ago.

Unhook the cable at the latch, and pull the knob a couple of inches into the interior. Unscrew the old knob from the old cable, and pull out the whole thing out through the trunk. If the wire is still intact, hook a wire or small welding rod to it and pull it through so you can use it as a pull rod for the new cable. If it's not intact, follow the next paragraph.

I used a small welding rod, starting it from the inside of the car and pushing it down the channel. Once in the trunk area you can use a magnet or hooked rod to pull it over to the side of the innner fender. It helps to have two people, one pushing the rod, the other helping it throught he hole in the inner fender.

Once it's through, tape the new threaded cable end to the rod and pull it back through.

Screw on tne knob, run the cable through the metal guides and hook up the latch.
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Hi,
Thanks for response. My inner cable with threads at one end is broken and I have ordered a new Porsche part. Guess the new item (91151103700) comes only with inner cable and not outer cable. Outer cable being the one with steel and plastic wrapping. Is the outer cable available from Porsche? Think my outer cable probably should be replaced as well.

Believe when you talk about taping cable to the rod you refer to the inner cable. Believe you thereafter have to push the outer cable over the inner cable from the front until outer cable stops on the back side of the knob.

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I'm not sure which cable I ordered, but I got the inner cable and the outer housing.

Yes, I pulled the inner cable back through to the interior and put the knob on, then pulled the inner through the housing and made sure the housing seated properly at the knob area.
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Do yourself a favor and run a spare wire (or what is left from your old cable) from the latch through one of the rubber grommets at the side of the trunk going into the front wheel well. Tuck the loose end away by taping or tie wrap. Voila, you now have an emergency cable just in case your primary one fails or slips off the latch. Sure beats getting into the trunk the hard way.

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