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How do I change the roof cable?

Hello all fellow forum members!

I have to change the cable & latch system on my 06 cooper s due to 2 plastic guides that are missing. I am wondering how do I remove the complete cable ? Do i just pull out the latch and cable and then push the new cable and hatch back?

I found a complet DIY video on how to fix the cable, I will follow the complete video, my top currently opens/closes fine, but I need to change the cable and latch, on the drivers side because it does not close firmly, and air comes in at high speeds on the drivers side.

In the DIY video that I found, the author does not remove the cable (as he has no need to), but ho do I remove/install this piece (cable).

Thanks for any input.

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Well, I successfully changed the left latch complete with cable today. Actually very very easy task to do, I followed the DIY video for repairing the cable on youtube.

For those of you that want to change the latch complete with cable, just follow the DIY video for repairing the cable, and instead of repairing the cable, just pull out the cable completely and insert the new cable with latch.

Took me around 1:30 hour to remove and install the new cable/latch.

Now my top closes perfectly and got rid of the wind noise

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