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TJ101
 


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emergency park brake release ??

Morning,

Just do a quick search but some much their,

Simple question,, Where / what is the emergency park brake release ??

Friends wife is stuck with the handbrake on, and does not have the owners manual with her, ,

Where/what shall i tell her to do/look ??


Thanks Very Happy
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Unclip the small panel behind the park brake lever (flat plastic cover 2"x1") and look for a wire loop. With part of the jack handle, pliers or screwdriver inserted through loop, pull hard!
(And I mean hard!)
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there is a copy of the manual, in the faults & fixes forum, about half way down page headed Handbrake Failure

good luck Thumbs Up
  
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DrLex wrote:

(And I mean hard!)


3 shredded wheat for breakfast type hard!
  
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This hard.

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Or the memorable phrase I heard on a Dorset farm;
"no Zir; pull 'ee like you be pullin' a black man offa yer sister"
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TJ101
 


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Thanks guys, most helpful Very Happy and where to find the instruction DJH Bow down

Looks like i best go and help her then,
sounds like no chance, she will be able to find it, let alone pull it Whistle
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you could try to remove the keys then press down the epb lever whilst depressing the footbrake, insert key and move to position two and see if that does it before any force is required.
  
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Or, if it's an automatic, stick it in drive and see if the EPB releases when you press the throttle (drive away release - automatic only!)
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Manual box Discos have automatic release when you set off, unless mine is unusual..
  
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The early manuals didn't have auto release.

BTW, if you pull the emergency release cable, good luck getting the cables back together again inside the module!
  
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yesterday I was waiting outside to pickup the kids.....and while waiting I opend this plastic cover behind the EPB.
To look for the wire loop.....

No luck....don't see any wire loop, only thin I can find is a cabling assembly to the EPB-handle and a non-connected small connector.

So....Where is this wire loop...????
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Maybe this helps : -

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I'm using a spring hook to catch it with, It's one I carry for the purpose, takes quite a tug to release it though.

There's also a manual unlock for the gear shift in there somewhere, (in case you need to shift the transmission out of park with no power in the car,) it's a plastic lever just forward of the brake release cable, I managed to find it once just by poking and prodding but it's not an obvious thing.
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nope, don't find, can't see it....used a flashligth and all....no cable to be found Big Cry

until now, no EPB problems, but I would like to be certain to know it is there in case of .....
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That's odd then, I wonder if someone has pulled it too hard before and broken it Question Confused

Might be an idea to dig a little deeper in there - as you say "just in case" Whistle

To be honest I've never had a problem with the EPB on either of my D3's - but there again I rarely use it, normally just rely on leaving it in "Park"
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