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Old 06-16-2009, 09:20 AM
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X5 Parking Brake Mechanism/ Assembly

I'm hoping some of you guys can help

My hand brake wont stay up past 2 clicks unless I give a real tug and pull to the top. I have adjusted the cog behind wheel and cable tension from inside the car but nothing works. It seems to me that the teeth on the ratchet/ mechanism could be worn making the hand brake lever drop down.

Is there any further adjustment I can do to the mechanism or do I need to replace the whole handbrake mechanism?

To replace the mechanism do I have to remove the centre console?
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:54 AM
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I have the same issue. No idea. Thinking of taking it to the dealer to fix it. Local shop wants to charge me $400-600 to replace the plate with teeth, saying lots of labor to remove the center console
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:57 PM
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I have the same problem 6 months after the last failure , was replaced by dealer under warranty , warranty expired but repair should be covered for 2 years but dealer told me to take a hike so I will need to replace myself .
easiest way is to remove driver seat and carpet panels on side of console just pop off .
disconnect battery ground cable otherwise you will get airbag warning light after disconnecting seat wiring .
much easier and faster way instead of removing the console .only 4 bolts fix seat .
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:14 PM
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same problem, replaced under warranty
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:22 PM
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some photos and a wee write up would be good .
it may be put in the articles section .
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:21 AM
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First correctly adjust the hand/parking brake and check whether that fixes the problem.

Center console has to come off for lever repair.
Removing the front seats will make the job easier, but not necessary.

I haven't posted all the TIS's for the center console removal.
Let me know which ones you need and I will upload.
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:25 AM
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someone on the UK forum did replacement by removing the seat and covers
unfortunately the site is down so no way to access info .
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