Handbrake cables query for early cars

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Handbrake cables query for early cars

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:06 pm

I need to replace a rear handbrake cable. I see that there a few listed and that most are 88 onwards and some from 91 onwards.

Does anyone know the difference with the early models? I can't seem to find one (on eBay anyway at a first glance) for my 87 model (chassis no. 509849)
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Handbrake cables query for early cars

Post by jifflemon » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:29 am

Checked a few sources, and I can't see any difference

It appears that they all have a length of 1455mm

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Re: Handbrake cables query for early cars

Post by eye of ra » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:55 pm

Assuming you are talking about the cables that run to the rear callipers and not the one from the handbrake lever Vadis shows two part numbers.

3414613 upto 1990
3456981 from 1991

If you look at Skandix the images of the ends are different and one is described as L/H even though Vadis says it’s both sides, no idea if they are interchangeable.

http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/br ... t/1001042/
http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/br ... t/1004650/
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Re: Handbrake cables query for early cars

Post by hellgrea » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:58 am


I have a 1990 Turbo so it is the old model.

I changed my handbrake wires this weekend with this one:
http://www.biltema.se/sv/Bil---MC/Bilre ... 000026637/

It is a swedish shop but its the same on both right and left side, and it looks very similar to Skandix!

I had a little problem with rust on the calliper's bracket but with some mild force everything come together in the end.


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