On my 2021 Trek Domane SL5, the shift cable started to dangle freely a few days ago. It comes with what looks like a clip that's attached to it.

I'm not quite sure where that clip is supposed to go. It doesn't really seem to fit well anywhere on the derailleur assembly.

Where can I find a handbook or specification for how to attach the clip correctly?

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Could it be the Link Cover?

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It has to be the last part the cable goes through.

Found a clearer picture - shows full cable routing
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    That seems to be the right answer, thanks! Brief follow-up question though. Depending on what gear I'm in, and how far I push the cable through the hole in the cover, it seems to rub either on my frame or the crank arm. Is this fine/expected, or should I resolve this somehow? Rubbing frame: photos.app.goo.gl/KxPYabqWE6PHneuJ7 ; rubbing crank: photos.app.goo.gl/hzx9XMGyMQiorA9s8 Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 18:54
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    Adjacent question -- where does one find the kind of schematic you shared? Is that published by Trek/Shimano? Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 18:56
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    @TimoStaudinger Sorry, I should have included the links - I added them to my answer.
    – David D
    Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 19:11
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    Ah, once routed correctly, the cable is no longer rubbing. Much appreciated! Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 19:22

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