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Underbody Spare Tire Cable Assembly

Having a hard time finding replacement for this spare tire carrier winch assembly. Old one had to be cut off due to corrosion. I removed the three bolts that secure it to the frame. What is the exact name or part number and where do I find one?

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    cables that are spare are back/brown brown/white and an off brown, it comes from the engine loom near the front of my vu ute

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Best place would be in a junk yard

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

Depending on year of car, wrecking yards are great. call around for availability.Last choice would be the dealership. I found mine at the dealer. It cost me 116 bucks.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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