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Electric handbrake not releasing, SOLVED

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Wed Aug 09 2017, 05:45pm
Joined: Jul 24 2013
Member No: #1374
Location: Finland
I have struggled some time with handbrake not releasing properly on one side.

Finally the solution was very simple and cheap. There is a handbrake cable suspender (see picture) on each side, but on the problematic side it was broken.

This suspender does not seem to be important but it really is. With a broken suspender the cable make an angle at the wheel end, and the return spring cannot overcome the friction caused by the angle.

I just replaced the suspender with something else (hose clamp/cable tie......) when the cable is in right position =no angle at the rear end, -everything works fine.

I hope this help someone, Br Janne

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Tue Feb 11 2020, 10:40am
Joined: Jan 31 2020
Member No: #4242
Location: Kaiserstra├če
Thank you for that post... can you please describe where this defective part is located?
Tue Feb 11 2020, 12:47pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
@YankeeC6 Looking at the parts guide (7) there going to be near the rear wheels..


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