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Old post but i have the answer , as this happened to me today while at the main dealers.

You have to buy the whole handbrake unit which then attaches to the section that the rear cables join to. £57

One on ebay for a tenner lol
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Re: W reg clio has handbrake snapped

1st post so bare with me!

As far as handbrake problems go there are basically 3 options which i have experienced:

1. The front of the 3 cables snaps (from handbrake to the individual rear brake cables) which is my cars current condition!

2. 1 of the 2 rear cables, which go form the the front cable to each each rear wheel snap. (In my case, 1 snapped and the handbrake did not grip at all)

I would reccomend replacing both at the same time, as they have approx the same life expectancy and over their life will stretch. By replacing 1 will mean the old one is slightly longer than the new one = unequal force to each brake.

3. The handbrake assembly pulls up through the floor of the car (At the front of the handbrake). I fixed this myself with new bolts and some large washers to spread the force out (how it should have been made in the first place!)

I would do this DIY, no way would i pay for welding or whatever, mine is solid now.
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Re: W reg clio has handbrake snapped

Nice one.

Some really good advice there - especially refreshing to see a first post where help is given, rather than sought.

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