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Re: Resetting auto handbrake

I have got away with pulling the yellow handle and it does reset itself. I have same system on Vel Satis as the 03 Espace.
I would replace pads, as when they wear right down it encourages the pistons to go eccentric to bore and the rubber dust covers to burst. Then the corrosion and seizing occurs. I lubed and greased the exposed h/b cables and covered any exposed or split coverings with self amalgamating tape. Allow for free movement of cable.
I had to renew calipers. I would check wiring of everything thoroughly.
Mine is working great and an 03. It really pays to keep everything clean and corrosion at bay.......everywhere!
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