3.0 M3 accelerator cable

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  1. 11 Oct 2018 at 9:23 PM #1
    Nic133

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    Hi guys.
    I've just changed my accelerator cable (for a new genuine one). The old one was just lay across the engine and I can't believe it's the way it's meant to be.
    Could someone help me out with a picture showing the route the cable should take please?
    Tia
     
  2. 12 Oct 2018 at 2:02 AM #2
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    On a RHD it runs behind the plastic cable box under the wipers and then turns back 180 degrees to reach the actuator. On the 3.2 there are clips for it, can't imagine it's much different on the 3.0
     
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    You can just run it neatly along the engine harness plastic support.

    There are cleats there to support it.
     
  4. 12 Oct 2018 at 10:32 AM #4
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    On saloons they clip along the front of the heater box, there should be a couple of other supports which hook over the lip of the bonnet seal too.
     
  5. 12 Oct 2018 at 1:53 PM #5
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    Saw these cleats, but the cable then has to almost bend back on itself to get to the actuator, just didn't seem a nice route.

    Will take the cable box off under the wiper mech tonight and see if there's a nicer route that way.

    Thanks guys
     
  6. 27 Dec 2018 at 10:14 AM #6
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    Anyone happen to have a photo of the clips the cable seats in on the firewall? I think mine are broken/missing as the cable isnt clipped into anything.
     

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