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Hi all. I Decided to repair my parking brake on my 96 Deville. It has not worked since I bought the car over 4 years ago. I am replacing everything (cablewise). Calipers are fine. There are 4 cables total. the front. goes from pedal assembly to underside of car. intermediate. Goes from front cable under car to rear suspension. cable goes to right rear cable and housing goes to equalizer for left rear. Right rear cable goes from caliper to intermediate cable Left rear. has adjuster. goes from caliper to equalizer. All cables except the intermediate went in perfect. But The intermediate I just cant get right. I am extremely flustered over this and am ready to pull my hair out. Dealer said it is discontinued. Bought the Dorman cable. States regulat intermediate but it isnt. It is for extended wheelbase model. Way too long and different ends. I bought the Raybestos one this time which looked perfect. But it is not. the cable and housing are about 4 inches too short. MEaning it wont reach to the right rear cable at all. It cant be adjustment problem because housing itself is too short too. The new cable housing is 76" long. complete cable is 87.5. Please if anyone has any info to help me out. I am very flustered and going nowhere. Nobody seems to have any specs for the cables that they sell. I want the brake to function and after the brake loss situation over the winter I would like to have a brake for backup. Also when I am parking on inclines. Thanks for the time and help