I did the exact same thing! I used vice grips and a hose clamp. those stupid vw gas cables always break! I did it about 3 times before i finally just started carrying an extra one in the car. I also helped a lady do that same thing when her bug was broken down and she was stuck in a parking lot. she was really amazed. sometimes i see her because shes a seller at the flee market and she still remembers even 10 years later. haha this thread is funny, lots of good ideas when you are really stuck somewhere! another time in my uncles 56 cameo, the cotter pin for the accelerator linkage fell out in the middle of nowhere, so we used a small keychain ring. simple, but effective because everyone has that on them.