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Parking brake not releasing

Hello there I have Renault - BLUE RENAULT MEGANE EXPRESSION 16V SCENIC Manual 1390cc.
When I park last night in drive way in the next day afternoon I try to drive, when I try to release the handbrake I couldn't , and say check parking brake and I left work when I came back I try again but same again.
Would any body know what to do before I take to the garage or what it cost if is what I can't do it.
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Re: Parking brake not releasing

There is a handle in the boot to release the brake. Make sure it's in gear or chocked before releasing. This will allow you to move it. Somwhere on here (search button) there is info on resetting afterwards. You will need to find out why it jammed. My guess is excessively worn rear pads. For that & diagnostics you will need a friendly, local, Renault Experienced garage. Or the DIY skills yourself. There is good back up on here as lots of posters have Mk2 Meganes & Scenics. Pads cost me £17.50 for Ferodo & 4 hours (less dinner time) to do.

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