By "torn" do you mean completly severed? Or simply frayed?thanks for the great information. i do have a 5 spd and when i removed the center console i saw that the e brake cable was torn. You know the actual lever for the e brake, well it has like a swirl at the bottom holding the cable, well thats where its actually torn at. so you said that it follows all the way to the back, is that straight underneath the body or does it have a more concealed route?