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TR2/3/3A Vent Lid Link

Geo Hahn

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The stiff wire shaft that operates my vent lid has a knee in it:

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That seems unlikely and straightening it might allow the flap to be closed more securely -- but thought I would check before I either straighten it or break it.

Is that operating wire supposed to be straight or should it have that bend?
 

TexasKnucklehead

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My car didn't have an operating wire when I got it. The hinges on the lid were rusted so it didn't open or close. I have a length of (ordinary) bicycle spoke as an operating rod, and it has been operating fine. It does not have a knee in it like yours does. "Threading" it thru the firewall would lead one to believe it should be curved, instead of straight, but otherwise, I'm not sure how a bend might be helpful. I'm inclined to think yours will break if you try to take the knee out.

I don't know if this answers your question...
 

carpecursusII

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It should be straight. It should bend back. In the event that it does break or not come out as good as you want I've got a spare that I'd let go pretty cheap.
 
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