I bought the part at our local Honda Dealership, was able to purchase for about 50 bucks. I had taken the interior trim off of the drivers side and unfortunatley, you have to take it all off, not just some. Snaked the new cable along the same route as the broken one, which by the way, the only hard part about snaking the new cable is getting from the trunk to past the backseat, the rest is cake. Took out the old cable and put the new one in it's place.
After I got it all hooked back up, I had a little trouble with the distance of travel between the resting position of the relase handle and the point that it released the fuel door and the trunk would not open at all. I finally figured out that the trunk lock was engaged and only had to unlock it and it worked perfectly. Be sure that you put the plastic peices on the cable in the middle slot on both the release lever assembly and the trunk assembly. (The cable is fuel and trunk in one)
I would recommend to anyone with this problem to do it yourself, once you get the trim off, and be careful to pull out from the body and not up or you'll break the plastic pins, you'll be glad you didn't spend 200+ bucks on the labor for it.
Please send my any questions you might have about this, i'll be glad to answer them as best I can.
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 12:05 PM