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#1 of 2 What is the Control Cable under the left sliding door?
Nov 29, 2008 (5:44 pm)
Our '08 LS Uplander has a flexible controller cable (a standard braided steel cable that slides inside a black sheath, like a hood release cable) located under the left (driver's side) sliding door, tucked behind slider hinge track. It appears to be factory-installed but it isn't mentioned in my manual. Where the cable starts, just behind the driver's seat doorpost is the cable's control handle. When I move this handle, the cable moves in the sheath but nothing happens except we hear a clink inside the wall just behind the door and in front of the rear heater blower louvres. One might think it should control the lift-gate door or the gas flap, but it doesn't do anything. Does anyone know what it's supposed to do? Would it control an accessory that our LS doesn't have; or could it be unhooked from something important?
#2 of 2 Re: What is the Control Cable under the left sliding door? [fscoles]
Mar 09, 2009 (8:24 am)
Yesterday, while trying to oil a creaking gas filler flap, I noticed with an inspection mirror the end of a cable attached to the flap's hinge. The flap is attached to this cable which ends at the spring-loaded flip handle under the slilding door. It prevents one from opening the sliding door when the gas flap is open. The filler flap hinge was creaking because the Uplander black plastic wheel well splash guards have a gap (about 1/2 inch) between them that allowed winter road crap thru. I will try filling the gap with silicone caulk.