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Re: Manual brake release without starting engine?
If the key card locks/unlocks the car, the steering ought to unlock.
For manual handbrake release in circumstances you describe, there is an emergency brake release in boot.
Somewhere by back seats, to one side I think in the Grand Scenic.
Red cover (may be missing) and yellow handle.
Good pull and brakes will release.
They cannot be put back on until reset (when engine running) so chock the wheels.
Not sure but may be able to release brake with dashboard controls.
Put card in, don't touch pedals, press and hold start.
Dashboard should light up after about 10 seconds.
Manual handbrake release and operate handles will work if so.
Currently in Dancingdad's garage:
Qashqai 1.6 spark driven, Kia Sedona 2.9 TDI, Scenic II 15DCi 2004 (SORN) not quite RIP.