Planning the next
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Just to add, only the P1 has the junction box which allows the cable to quickly turn 90° ( with the bonnet release ). Early P2s use a single piece cable which turns the 90° corner through a rigid pipe on the bulkhead.
Easiest way to diagnose a broken cable would be to grab the inner wire at the throttle body and pull. If the cable has broken on a P2 or the engine bay section of a P1 has broken, the cable will pull through and you'll eventually get a frayed end! On a P1, you'd need to repeat this on your back in the footwell , pulling the cable where it hooks onto the pedal. To find the cable inside the car, you'll need to look near the clutch pedal. Take a torch!
If the cable is broken and the car is a P1, you'll either need to source one used or get one made up as you can no longer buy them new. I doubt the early P2 cables will be available for much longer ( even if they haven't already gone! ).