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EPB Completely Dead?


One morning, when starting my 2006 Scenic 1.6, I was greeted with a beep and "Parking Brake Fault". The parking brake would not release, so in order to drive to work I had to pull the handle in the boot, which released the handbrake/parking brake.

Before that morning it would come up with "Parking Brake Fault" on a hill, but not on the flat.

Since pulling the handle, I still have "Parking Brake Fault", and the parking brake will not engage, either automatically or with the handle, and the messages "Parking brake off" and "Check parking brake" are my constant companions. Pulling the manual handle on the dash does nothing, and carrying out the reset sequence detailed in other posts in this forum also does nothing. There is no noise from the motor at all under any circumstances.

I took the car to an auto electrician, who did a diagnostic and said that there was an internal fault within the module, and a low voltage warning as well. I will get a new battery fitted after the weekend.

Does this definitely look like a dead module, which will need to be replaced with a new unit or repaired by a certain company?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: EPB Completely Dead?

they can be repaired. new motor possibly or relay. easiest way to check is to get the box opened. it can be done on the car without removing the brake cables. you should source a new motor for the unit first. the motors are from johnson. im not sure of the code but someone on here will tell which number motor to but. i made a mistake of buying a 600 which was too small.

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Re: EPB Completely Dead?

Hi Greavey,

Thanks for your reply.

Could you go into more detail about opening the box while it is still on the car? Can I do this myself on my driveway? If so, what do I need to do/look at when it's opened? I did not know this was possible.
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