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Re: Electronic Handbrake - DIY Repair possible?

Viki, I think this kind of conversion will only be undertaken by a smaller local garage and may be even need to be a Reno specialist. I think a Reno dealer would refuse point blank to undertake such work. I don't know where you are but here in Yorkshire I struggle to get any local garages to actually work on my Scenic. What I can say is that the diagnostic machines may not alway's give the correct answer. I've read a few threads on this forum about the Parking Brake, there basically seems to be any number of things wrong with the braking system that can flag up this error. I've heard of people changing the car battery because it was getting end of life and also heard of people giving the rear brakes a good service. The rear calipers tend to stick which throws the error up. I personally think that it has something to do with the cold temperatures as well.
I'm personally waiting for the weather to warm up a bit and then investigate further. I'm starting to think that the cost of the parking brake unit fitting is getting to the point that the car isn't worth repairing.

So don't go jumping in straight away and have the main unit replaced as there may be something else that needs repairing first.

Best of luck, I think we all need it with these cars.
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