Ah - so THAT's what the unknown heat shield is in the stash box I got when I bought the car in 2016.
Close (same tubing!)I thought it was from the reserve coolant tank to the drain to the bottom of the trunk area.
Interesting... the only 'open' cable end on our '88 is on the battery side, as shown. Different configuration.Late model V8 has 2:
Yes, this is on the battery side. Late V8 has an additional cable with a pull handle, in case you accidentally lock yourself in the trunk. Thank goodness that was mandated by regulators, I'm sure it's saved countless lives.Interesting... the only 'open' cable end on our '88 is on the battery side, as shown. Different configuration.
And, a further update: I needed to un-tuck the cable end from between the bodywork lip, and latch assembly. The fat rubber tube moves when the release is actuated, and I'm afraid of eventual snagging and binding.
I forgot about that federal requirement. Lots of jokes about having it in the Elise (and other sports cars with small luggage areas).an additional cable with a pull handle
Of course, far be it from me to question the wisdom and remove an obviously necessary federally mandated device....Hey Steve, did you retain the plunger thing glued onto the front bonnet, that prevents even gerbils from riding there and getting trapped? 😏
I thought that they often fall off, all by themselves, causing ANOTHER rattle. 😏far be it from me to question the wisdom and remove an obviously necessary federally mandated device.