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The left side cable end snapped on the handle side. After receiving the new cable we noticed a difference on the handle end of the housing and cable. Apparently there was a design change in 1998. Pelican and Sunset both list the part as correct on their websites. I bought the part from Pelican online. They say the old part is obsolete and I need to buy an updated handle, at considerable expense.  My  son says the original style is available on eBay and other sites. We pulled the handle end off the new cable and slid it into the old housing. He was unable to get the cable strands out of the old handle end, so he made a new end by drilling and bending a nail. He crimped and soldered it to the new cable (in the old housing). We're not sure if this is going to work or for how long. What do you think is the best approach?

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Don't know right from left.

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7 minutes ago, dpwell said:

The left side cable end snapped on the handle side. After receiving the new cable we noticed a difference on the handle end of the housing and cable. Apparently there was a design change in 1998. Pelican and Sunset both list the part as correct on their websites. I bought the part from Pelican online. They say the old part is obsolete and I need to buy an updated handle, at considerable expense.  My  son says the original style is available on eBay and other sites. We pulled the handle end off the new cable and slid it into the old housing. He was unable to get the cable strands out of the old handle end, so he made a new end by drilling and bending a nail. He crimped and soldered it to the new cable (in the old housing). We're not sure if this is going to work or for how long. What do you think is the best approach?

 

Use the updated parts, they were updated for a reason.

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The cable is $10.00. Pelican says the new interior door handle is $567.00. The existing handle works fine.

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33 minutes ago, dpwell said:

The cable is $10.00. Pelican says the new interior door handle is $567.00. The existing handle works fine.

 

I'm well aware of the cost.  Porsche, like other manufacturers, often updates one item (like the cable) due to known problems, which forces you to update other associated parts as well.

You can either replace it, or "MacGyver" the repair; your choice...……….

And stop buying from Pelican, they are both over priced and often substitute what they call " OEM" parts that are actually after market.  Board sponsor Sunset Porsche will give you both the best price and the latest genuine Porsche parts every time.

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Okay, thank you for the advice. Generally I believe as you do, but in this case it's just a little hard to swallow (from an economic stand point) when the original may have lasted over twenty years. I think the design change may have been due to a speeder assembly time at the factory.

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