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Help on Cable Please

I believe the picture is my throttle body cable. There is supposed to be a little ball or some other kind of attachment on the end that broke off.

Can any one let me know where I can get the end attachment or does anyone have a suggestion on the best way to address this as a quick fix

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Cruise cable. Get a new one.
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I forgot to add this is from a 1987 911 carrera. The rest of the cable is in tack it is just the end piece I am missing

Any help will be appreciated
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Like I said, you need a new cable.
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i would say remove it .Do you really need it?
After all the work you have done to the engine ,why cruise control???

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I used a guitar string to fix the cruise control on my 85 911
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if you end up wanted to repair it..in your case the cable is too short for now there is possibly about 4cm missing-it always is...Remove the 3 philips screw on the cruise control vacuum box and unhook the cable with plastic end.Then either quitar as said above or bicycle cable.On the end you can use electrical connection with screw....like this one...cut one of and remove from the plastic...

Again do you really have to have cruise control??

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McMaster-Carr has a bunch of cable-end hardware. I used some Bowden cable repair pieces to make a new end for a seat release that was snipped by the upholster.
https://www.mcmaster.com/cable-ends
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i would say remove it .Do you really need it?
After all the work you have done to the engine ,why cruise control???

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Anyone that actually drives their 911 on the highway will love cruise control. After several hours of driving the cruise is something you will not want to live without.

I have driven my 911 in 42 of the lower 48 states, and in Canada. I plan to get to all 48. And yes, I know we have 50 states, but I can't fathom shipping my car to Hawaii just to drive it. And Alaska is a long rough road for sports car.
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Hi Glen..maybe a good point;-) i did drive mine 911S 1977 2x cross country LA to Florida and back in the 1980`s , yes it would have been nice to have one,other than that, i think it is for nothing in the city...

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Man everyone really jumped in and supplied me more than enough info to address my issue. And to that I really appreciate.

I agree that cruise control is not important to me. I am embarrassed to admit that after owning my car for 25+ years I DID NOT EVEN KNOW MY CAR had cruise control. I never drive the car but simply use it to tinker and modify. So, I guess I am just going to forget about cruise control at this point.

BUt, again, I want to truly thank everyone for jumping in and letting me basically know I can do without the repair and still be functional; and, if I do decide to repair it there are less costly ways to go about it

You guys are Great!
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u r welcome.....i just have to suggest to you .........come-on drive it ...it`s fun;-)

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