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Need to replace the control cable on a wind tunnel upright.

What do I need to take off or loose to get down to the cable pivot arm to replace the control cable?

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Phillips screwdiver once you get the cover off there will be 4 screws that hold the motor to the base 2 on each side of the upright.its where te upright swivals

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