DIY: 1998 S70 Hood Cable Replacement

DIY: 1998 S70 Hood Cable Replacement (The Easy Way)

If you keep any car long enough, chances are the hood cable will break at some point. Mine just broke the other day. New Volvo Cable for my 1998 S70 is Volvo PN 9444027, $36 at dealer.

Only after I did this job that I realized that this can be done for $3 using a bicycle cable with diameter approx. 1.0 mm (and much less time than because you remove nothing doing it this way)!

Factory Cable Sheathing I.D. = 1.6 mm, Cable itself = 1.0 mm in size. Just buy the bicycle gear-shift cable (not the sheathing) long enough for the job. Best is to buy cable with one end being dumbbell so it fits in the cabin release lever, thread it through the existing sheathing, then crimp it at the latch area.

DIY: 1998 S70 Hood Cable Replacement (The Easy Way)

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