Gear Control Cable Update

Gear Control Cable Update

First Line produces replacement cables for the aftermarket.

In common with the traditional gear linkage, a control cable selects and engages the different gears within the transmission system via the gear lever. However, to ensure the vehicle retains its smooth gear selection, the control cable needs to be in good condition and replaced with a suitable alternative should it become worn.

First Line has provided the specific details that help to avoid problems when replacing gear control cables, and this fact is brought into focus with the 1.6i R50 engine in the BMW MINI, manufactured between 2001 and July 2004.

MINI simply refers to the two possible variants for this particular application as ‘Condition A’ and ‘Condition B’, but there is no further information as to which cable is the correct replacement when a change is required.

First Line has, however, brought clarity to the situation by highlighting the differences, which are very noticeable once technicians have been informed of what distinguishes the two cables.

Due to the limited demand for Condition A cables, First Line has initially introduced the Condition B replacement,

which incorporates an insert cable used for the forward gears (First Line part number FKG1126) and selector cable (FKG1125) for reverse gear.

In addition, First Line offers a range of gear control cables that includes more than 200 references, which provide workshops with the correct replacement solution for all popular right hand and left hand drive passenger car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) applications.

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