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Old 06-23-2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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ReadyStop question

I just recently installed the baseplate on my wife's Honda Civic and am just getting ready to install the readybrake and readystop cables. We have the readybrute tow bar. My question is how do you release the readystop cable at the red block? The instructions say to push the button, well there is nothing resembling a button on that thing. The sleeve where the cable comes out is what they point to but I cannot get it to move or release. I'm sure I'm not doing it correctly but the instructions seem to be sorely lacking. Can anyone help, I have emailed NSA but have not gotten a response yet. It has to be released in order for the cable to reach the brake pedal.
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The sleeve where the cable comes out is what they point to but I cannot get it to move or release.
Just did that same thing this weekend on my toad. That little "sleeve" is the release button referred to. You should be able to push that sleeve in and have tension release and pull the wire through. If that's not the case for you you might have some kind of funky defect. Note that if you're tight against the housing with the loop it might require a great deal of force since I imagine the mechanism needs a bit of slack on that side. I have no trouble operating my release button, FWIW.
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There's also a screw that can be adjusted to keep from accidently setting the brake by manually pulling the cable out, you know, by curious people passing by while parked someplace. Anyway if that screw is turned in too tight it will also lock up your cable.
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Thanks a bunch, I finlly got it loose, it was Jammed up pretty tight with the cable clamp. Now my problem is routing the two brake cables. There is very little space under the hood and radiator area of a Honda civic and I can't even see the back of the firewall. I may have made a mistake in trying to use this kind of tow system with this car. I might get the Brake cable to work but I'm afraid that if I ever had to use the breakaway, because of the crazy way it needs to be routed, that it would tear the hell out the radiator and a/c condenser. I'm not sure I can actually use it. Still looking and considering. I had this brake on my old towed, a 2000 Honda crv, and it worked fine but there was less stuff in the way.
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