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Re: Scenic handbrake release

Your Scenic will have an emergency release but you may not recognise it.
What you should have is a red cover, heavily labelled, middle, rear of boot area, just between rear seats and spare wheel well.
You will need to lift the floor cover.

If the red cover has gone missing, there should be a yellow handle. Looks like and about the same size as the starting cord handle on a petrol lawnmower.
Unfortunately, these become detached/lost so there may be something else to grab and pull in its place.
Or simply a wire with a crimped/shaped end.
Looks like the end of a cycle brake cable.
Or a small hole.

If the latter, you will need to go looking underneath.
From the EBP unit, you will see one cable disappearing up into the box section of the rear axle.
A second cable goes to the back of the spare wheel well through a small tube that should be bolted to the floor pan.
It's that second cable you are looking for.
A good pull disengages the internal mechanism of the EPB and releases the handbrake.
Ensure wheels are chocked before pulling it, letting go does not re-instate the handbrake, this has to be reset by operating the handbrake manually from the dash in the manner Nottnoc describes

Above is assuming that you have the single EPB unit and not separate units on each caliper.
Will be different for them.
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