Independent Renault Forums banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Is there a manual release for the electronic parking brake on a mk3 Scenic?

One of our rear calipers is sticking on and not releasing. Have tried rocking the car forward and backwards but this hasn't released the brakes. The car has been sat for a week while we have been away. The handbrake handle is flashing red and the display is showing a STOP message

I found lots of old threads about a yellow handle in the boot behind the seats but we do not have a yellow handle. There is a white part but it is clipped in to the chassis rather than an easy to access handle to pull

Any help much appreciated
 

·
Super fantastic Mod Technical Supremo Nice Guy
Joined
·
37,696 Posts
NOPE. no manual release
How handy with spannnnnnnnners are you ?
Serious question,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
NOPE. no manual release
How handy with spannnnnnnnners are you ?
Serious question,
Didn't think there was a manual release from what I had found

We have home breakdown cover but can spanner if required

Is it likely to be a sticky caliper or something more expensive? We had a low battery warning a few months back and it has been sat for a week while we've been away. We also have a sloping driveway and understand there is a sensor for the angle the car is parked at. Will double check the switches behind the pedals in the morning as read they can cause EPB issues
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter #5

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter #6

·
Super fantastic Mod Technical Supremo Nice Guy
Joined
·
37,696 Posts
All you are doing is allowing the motor to release the worm gear inside the piston inside the calliper..
You now need to find out whats up..
If all you want is to release the handbrake enough to drive to the garage for them to do it, then just use the 12 volt supply trick..

You could find its the pads are too low, and fitting brake pads and cleaning brake pad carrier will cure your fault, its then just a mater of pumping the pedal, and reconnecting the plugs at the back, once the handbrake is pulled, the handbrake motors will adjust
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top