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1988 GTi Cabrio, the inner seat release cable has just snapped, is an an easy fix?
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Last edit: by urbanracer

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you can temporarly fix with chocolate clock connectors until new 1 arrives,

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Its quite a common issue and its a while since I've done one.

There's a guide link below, but from memory I fixed whilst seat in the car and poss used the old cable to pull  a new wire through. As above you can repair the existing cable or I've used welding or electrical wire before that was around for free

2-Door\Cabriolet Seat Back Cable Replacement | Volkswagen Owners Club Forum

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The trouble with doing nothing is that you never know when you are finished.

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Another fix is use a bit of wire to lift the catch out the way if it's only 1 side broken, mine been like this for a few years and not problem MOT time.

https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=technical%2Fbodywork-fittings-and_2%2Ffront-seats-wont-tilt

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Hi
My cable snapped a couple of months ago.

I followed the quick link guide as noted by Early-1800 which was very helpful. I found that someone had already used 2 x electrical connectors (as Kenneth has mentioned)  and a bit of wire to join the snapped length together. one of these connectors had come loose, so i just retightened the connectors and left well alone.

 I have owned the car for over 10 years before the wire gave way so obviously its a quick fix that can last for a good while.
Andy

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Thanks for replies,I have owned the car since 1996.
I have got some ideas.
One problem is while at garage they pulled the cable off so I do not know where the top part is to join.
Some of the diagrams are good but if anyone one has it I would like to know the way the cable goes from the top to bottom middle.

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I've got my seat in bits so I'll try and remember to take a picture for you later on…

My rebuild thread I will try and keep up to date: here

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Thanks that will be great ;)

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About the best ones I have.


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Many Thanks thats great as they say a picture paints a thousand words. :)  :)

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Better than the ones I took!
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My rebuild thread I will try and keep up to date: here

K-Jet fuel pressure test guage How-To
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