Thanks for your reply
hi, I've owned both a 2b Initiale and a 2b GT, (diesel not petrol like yours) both of which I have head the similar issues you describe. both cars needed new units, though I sourced ones from breakers which were then recoded onto my car(s).
I thought the units were "one time coding only" - so second hand units could not be recoded?
I think I have trouble with one corroded cable and I found a seller on
from Poland from whom I can buy a pair of cables for £60 delivered.
The garage which is doing my subframe bushes said they had a nightmare with a Megane with a similar fault and tried buying cables but ended up buying a new unit.
To be honest a £600 bill would be too much to justify and with 6 months MoT I think I would look at doing a P/X.
I am going to try activating the emergency handbrake release and see if I can pull the cable as far out as possible then remove the outer coating in case that has corrosion beneath it causing it to seize. The problem is it hasn't stopped raining last two days since the fault happened and I have to work on my driveway.
I could fit the new cables myself but figured it made sense to let the garage do it as they are dropping the rear axle anyway.
Does anyone have any experience buying these cables from Poland on
before I take a £60 gamble to avoid a £600 bill?