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Title: Gearchange cable end snapped off
Post by: Andrew Nash on December 03, 2017, 12:40:32 PM
Hi everyone  :)
Have just joined and my first question to you all is ....

Who knows if it is possible to just replace the gearbox end of the gearchange cable on a MK1 Alhambra .... Or is it a case of change the whole cable set ??

Links to part suppliers / previous answers would be very welcome.

Ta
Andy.
Title: Re: Gearchange cable end snapped off
Post by: Mirez on December 03, 2017, 02:31:08 PM
Hey Andy, I don't have much experience with the mk1 cables but I don't think they are that dis-similar to the Mk2 and as such the end won't be replaceable. The parts diagram would unfortunately appear to back that up:

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7M0711877H is the part number for the cables.
Title: Re: Gearchange cable end snapped off
Post by: Andrew Nash on December 03, 2017, 10:14:22 PM
Oh lovely  :(
Just what I didn't want to know .... Ah well - new cables it is going to have to be.
Title: Re: Gearchange cable end snapped off
Post by: Chrispb on December 03, 2017, 10:37:56 PM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALHAMBRA-MK1-SHARAN-GALAXY-1-9TDi-5-SPD-GEAR-CHANGE-CABLES-7M0-711-877-H/253226323337?hash=item3af5770d89:g:hqwAAOSwr6pZ8Nua
Title: Re: Gearchange cable end snapped off
Post by: Andrew Nash on December 06, 2017, 03:17:03 PM
Thanks for that link - Have now got cables sorted at my local garage - but for some reason they cannot now get the gear lever to go back to centre from between first & second  :( ??
From fifth & reverse it's just fine ....  :)
Title: Re: Gearchange cable end snapped off
Post by: johnnyroper on December 06, 2017, 03:19:52 PM
Sounds like cables need adjusting properly to me,you have to lock stick and mechanism on box and then take the slack out of cables using the spring loaded adjusters.
Title: Re: Gearchange cable end snapped off
Post by: Andrew Nash on December 07, 2017, 01:37:36 AM
Thanks for the replied folks .... Got it all sorted now (hopefully) .... Just waiting to see which body parts I will need to sell to cover the bill ....  :o ???