just make sure you get a cable from the same model car you have. coupe and 2+2 are different lengths. i had the same problem on my 86. i fixed it with 3 zip ties. one goin around the plastic end of the cable and the other 2 going through that loop and around the metal holder thing. if you need some pics i can shoot some tomorrow.trong_l said:Have a friend pull on the door slightly while you push on the lever to release the door. If your friend can open the door easily then you have a broken spring. Otherwise the latch is busted. I had both problems. a trip to the junkyard would help, you can use the parts from any years of the Z31.