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Sliding Electric Door Cable Repair

Discussion in 'Doors & Locks' started by BethL, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. BethL
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    The cable on our electric door of our 2009 California recently snapped. Purchased a replacement kit from eBay, and all is good apart from the fact we are unable to crimp the ferrule on the end of the cable securely enough to withstand more than a couple of openings before it pops off.

    Has anyone had a similar issue and how did you resolve it? We don’t fancy paying VW the full cost they are quoting.

    Any suggestions will be much appreciated
     
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    Have a look at the video, about 40minutes in...

    Another option, try a cycle shop, they should be used to crimping cable ends.
     
  3. BethL
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    Thanks, looks like we are doing it correctly but can’t secure the ends on we’ll enough . We’ve tried an industrial crimper with little success too. Thanks for the video
     
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    Any yacht riggers near to you? Think Ratsey are Pembrokeshire. They would be used to swaging wire.


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    Thanks, may be worth considering
     
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    Thanks, that may well be worth trying
     
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    Grub screws is the way to go.

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    Thanks, that may well be worth trying too
     
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    If you are going to try the grub screw solution, which sounds worth a go. You might be able to modify a electrical connector - the "chocolate" block type. If you cut away the insulation the brass connector with its two grub screws might work. Assuming you got one the right size the only problem I can see is the brass being too soft to allow you to tighten without stripping the thread.
     
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    Thanks, we’ve got a few different options to try now, fingers crossed one of them works!
     
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