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Light Vehicle


Light Vehicle

Cablecraft has provided the world’s largest light vehicle OEM’s from almost our inception. And we partner with sub-suppliers on many projects as a Tier II as well, providing the same engineering support, quality products and on-time performance the OEM’s have come to rely upon.

As an IATF16949, ISO9001 certified organization, we are committed to delivering quality products with outstanding customer focus and for these reasons our Motion Control Cables, Safety/Restraint Cables, Linkages and Actuation assemblies, can be found on North America’s most popular Brand of light vehicles. 

Motion Control Cables

Motion Control cables (pull-pull, push-pull), are widely used in the light vehicle industry and are used in an array of applications that span from seat controls to transmissions. These cables range from light-duty use, less than 25 load requirements, to heavy-duty use with loads as high as 3,000 lbs. Our engineers will design a motion control cable based on your specific application, whether you require industry leading efficiencies, high compressive strength or flexibility for difficult routing applications.

Pull-Pull Cables – Used for applications when only transmission forces are required, often utilizing a spring to return to the original position after activation.  Pull-pull cables are frequently used for latch activation in light vehicles, they are also used for park brake, seat adjustment and many other applications.

Push-Pull Cables – A cable that transmits movement in both directions constructed with a cable or wire with robust column strength such as a solid wire, a wire rope with a single wire at its center like a 1×7 or a reinforced wire rope such as Armored Core.  In light vehicle applications, push-pull cables are often used for shift cables in transmissions.


The Performax® line of push-pull cable solutions offers application-driven performance to optimize any project. Using Cablecraft’s proprietary designs, we have developed a line of cables that will save development time and costs while improving performance. Whether your application demands high compressive strength, maximum efficiency or increased flexibility, the Performax® line of control cables can be engineered to your application requirements.

Safety/Restraint Cables

Cablecraft is the North American leader in Safety/Restraint cables for light vehicles, providing tailgate cables to the largest pickup truck OEM’s.  Safety/Restraint cables, or sometimes referred to as lanyards, are typically static cables used for restraining or stopping a moving object. Cablecraft offers a variety of these cables using either eyelets (diecast or steel) or loops, and can be coiled or non-coiled. We also offer Nylon, Vinyl or TPE coated cable to protect from the environment or for aesthetics.  

Cycle-Flex™ Miniature Cables

Cycle-Flex™ by Cablecraft is the recognized leader in miniature mechanical cable technology for its durability and long life in high cycle applications. Its versatility for product applications in the light vehicle industry, ranging from convertible top assemblies to emergency trunk release systems, have made it the preferred choice by design engineers where size and durability matter. Cycle-Flex™ is offered in a variety of constructions and in diameters as small .15 mm and can either be coated or uncoated, lubricated or un-lubricated.


Cablecraft offers a wide range of linkage products and assemblies including rod ends, ball and swivel joints and spherical bearings. Linkage products are often used when a direct robust solid connection is needed. Linkages offer minimal lost motion from your input source to the output and can often transmit higher loads safely at comparable sizes.

Actuation Products

Cablecraft offers the widest selection of light vehicle products available for a multitude of actuation requirements. Utilizing our light duty pull-pull cables, often paired with our release mechanisms, these systems offer lightweight, reliable and cost-effective solutions for remote actuation of latches, seat adjustment and locking gas springs.


  • Seat Release
  • Door Latch
  • Head Restraint
  • HVAC
  • Tailgate
  • Load Restraint
  • Seat to Frame
  • Ramp
  • Spare Tire Hoist
  • Seat Adjust
  • Emergency Trunk Release
  • Tanneau Cover
  • Sound Dampening

If you are looking for a partner who understands the Light Vehicle design process, who you can trust to deliver optimized products for your individual application, Cablecraft is your answer.

Engineering Resources & Design Guides

Our engineering team has applied their years of industry experience to develop resource documentation for each of our product lines.

Cable Assembly Network

Our Worldwide Cable Assembler Network can help you with your mechanical motion control solutions.

Online Catalog

Don’t need a custom design? Download our digital catalog to see all of our available cable and linkage assemblies.