That's what I was getting at in my first reply. The wire will have a kink in it,you can bend it straight,but it might not last long.
Are you talking about the cable that is attached to the back of the dial which then feeds down to the white plastic leaver and cog in the drivers footwell. Just trying to make sure that there is not another cable as it seems i have the same problem. .
Do you know how much this cable costs and how easy it is to replace???