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Old 04-13-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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my hud wont adjust it self to where i can see it i have to open my sun roof just to stick my head high enough to see it. The switch is broken on it to adjust it is there another way i can do this ????
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i dont know what to tell you about fixing it...

but that is really funny to imagine you doing that just to see it

have you took off the dash panel and took out the swtich yet. because its not electrical like 96+, you should be able to just move the lever with a pliers or something
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It'* not a switch. It'* a mechanical cable on the 92/93. Not sure what year it changed to electrical. You need to check the cable behind the hud switch lever, and the hud. Both ends.
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It'* not a switch. It'* a mechanical cable on the 92/93. Not sure what year it changed to electrical. You need to check the cable behind the hud switch lever, and the hud. Both ends.
Good to know Bill, Maybe its gummed up and needs oil?
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It'* not a switch. It'* a mechanical cable on the 92/93. Not sure what year it changed to electrical. You need to check the cable behind the hud switch lever, and the hud. Both ends.
Good to know Bill, Maybe its gummed up and needs oil?
Mmmmaybe... You need to open it up for a look-see. What does the slide control do right now, if anything? (i.e. Is it jammed in one place? Flopping around as if it'* not connected to anything?)

If I remember right, it'* called a Bowden cable, where the outer casing is clamped at both ends so that the center wire core can be pushed or pulled in either direction, to activate a lever at the far end by moving the lever at the near end. The manual-slide heater controls have a similar design, as do handbrakes on bicycles.

If the wire core binds inside the casing, everything will just lock up. If the outer casing slips out of its clamp, the control will lose its leverage and everything will just go loose. Once you can get eyeballs on it, I think you'll see where your problem is.
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thanks a lot i really appreciate it
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GET BACK HERE KEN! Try what Andy said, and let us know. I'm curious as hell (partly because I have the same cable you do, but mostly because I haven't seen one fail).....

What'* the deal? Floppy lever, or jammed?
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who is andy??? I am back here also my name is spelled with KENN (2 N'*)
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It'* not a switch. It'* a mechanical cable on the 92/93. Not sure what year it changed to electrical. You need to check the cable behind the hud switch lever, and the hud. Both ends.
Good to know Bill, Maybe its gummed up and needs oil?
Mmmmaybe... You need to open it up for a look-see. What does the slide control do right now, if anything? (i.e. Is it jammed in one place? Flopping around as if it'* not connected to anything?)

If I remember right, it'* called a Bowden cable, where the outer casing is clamped at both ends so that the center wire core can be pushed or pulled in either direction, to activate a lever at the far end by moving the lever at the near end. The manual-slide heater controls have a similar design, as do handbrakes on bicycles.

If the wire core binds inside the casing, everything will just lock up. If the outer casing slips out of its clamp, the control will lose its leverage and everything will just go loose. Once you can get eyeballs on it, I think you'll see where your problem is.
Say hi to Andy
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