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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:56 am 
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'93 legacy, rockauto, amazon, ebay autozone, napa, etc all came up empty when I searched for a hood release cable (not exactly unexpected).

Anyone know if I can use the release cable from something else? It looks like there's a handful of vehicles with cables that are very similar visually. Should I just order an '00-'04 cable and take my chances? I could make brackets and all the other stuff to use hood pins and ditch the cable entirely but that would be just as much work and likely cost more than replacing the cable (on the other hand, pins don't seize up like cables do)

Unfortunately junkyard is not a good option. If this one that gets used at least weekly seized up from rust then a junkyard one would just be on borrowed time already.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:45 pm 
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I'd recommend posting a WTB in the parts shed as there are plenty of folks that have beaters/spares sitting around. I think I may have one in the turbo wiring harness I have stashed in the garage if all else fails.

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 Post subject: Re: Hood release cable
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:17 pm 
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Legacy777 wrote:
I'd recommend posting a WTB in the parts shed as there are plenty of folks that have beaters/spares sitting around. I think I may have one in the turbo wiring harness I have stashed in the garage if all else fails.



How big of a PITA is it to change cables? I haven't gotten around to practicing at the junkyard yet.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:43 pm 
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You gotta take the fender off and snake it through a bunch of stuff. It's not the end of the world though.

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