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Grand Scenic 1.6 2004
PARKING BRAKE FAULT ERROR MESSAGE. There are various reasons for this message and I think mine was one of the easy ones to resolve. I had PARKING BRAKE FAULT ERROR MESSAGE when I started the car followed a few moments later with CHECK PARKING BRAKE. I replaced the pads front and rear and this did not solve the problem.
I had a Diagnostic check carried out by Renault dealer which showed the hand brake switch faulty. I went to my local breakers and bought a switch for 20 and fitted it, this solved the problem and cleared the error message without going back to the dealer.
From my experience I would suggest buying a switch from a breakers for 20 and fitting it yourself before doing anything else to see if that is what is causing the problem.
It is a shot in the dark I know but 20 is better than spending a lot more money if that is the problem.
To change the switch is very easy, you remove the switch cluster under the switch with a screwdriver or paint scraper then remove the two screws holding the switch in place and pull forward then remove cable attached to the switch and then replace switch.
I hope this a help in solving the PARKING BRAKE FAULT ERROR MESSAGE.
I have include photos showing step by step removal.
I have not seen mention of the switch fault in any of the previous posts
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Re: Electronic Handbrake - DIY Repair possible?

Originally Posted by Billybob01 View Post
Hiya all this is my first post..

Ive been reading the threads to on this issue.

I kinda have the same prob on my Espace 2004.
But my parking break is still workin (at the momment!!!).

But I also have a ticking sound from under the car after a few mins after ignition is off, not sure at all what this is?
My warning light on the dash is also telling me there is a brake fault!!!

so we r in the same creek, but diffrent boat!!!

Sounds like a garage job...

Unless anybody can shine any light on this for me!!!

Regards billy...
I have this same problem for a 2003 Renault Espace IV.... Can anyone help me with a solution? The error code is C1172, so either switch or parking module...
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