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Electronic parking brakes - is this a possible fix?

Hi there,

Not having had a renault for a number of years now, I never experienced this type of failure, but when I see how common this occurs, (and the expense involved in renewing/replacing the parts affected) - it got me wondering.

Is it possible to convert from an electronic parking brake, to a conventional ratchet & pawl mechanism?

I honestly don't know, but would think that each system much operates on the same basis (applying tension to a cable), therefore, (to my mind), it would be a case of bypassing the 'electronic' part of the process?

Like I say, I don't know if it is possible, but just wondered if this would eliminate any future issues at a stroke.

Maybe someone can provide some insight?

Many thanks in advance for those who contribute.


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