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where do I find the emergency handbrake release on my grand scenic 2011 that handbrake will not release any other way :|
 

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In boot area...........on Mk2 anyway as per vid.

If you have a Mk3 (not sure on year) and piggy back EPB units on calipers instead of big black box on rear axle, not sure.
 

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If you have a Mk3 (not sure on year) and piggy back EPB units on calipers instead of big black box on rear axle, not sure.
AFAIK in mk3 (2009 & on) there's no other way than diag tool or 12V directly to the piggy-back. Certainly no cable like in Mk2.
 

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AFAIK in mk3 (2009 & on) there's no other way than diag tool or 12V directly to the piggy-back. Certainly no cable like in Mk2.
Thanks Funky, wasn't certain on the year.
Ourkid should be along in a bit with the system on the Mk3... piggy back motors on the calipers.

Just a thought for Nick
What is the outside temperature where you are?
It isn't something silly like they are frozen on is it ?
 

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Just a thought for Nick
What is the outside temperature where you are?
It isn't something silly like they are frozen on is it ?
There's been at least one case of seized/frozen piggyback after the cold snap (-21°C or so), left one IIRC.
 

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Ok after much deliberation about your post.. ( Been discussed somewhere else on the forum, )
Here is the procedure..
Now after you have read this, we are in the opinion to leave the plug off..
But do everything else .
The reason we are saying have the niggle with the dash light, it will at least allow you to get it to the garage in case you can not cure the issue..
If you cure it , for what ever reason then refit the plugs and apply the handbrake a few times to reset the system

Also Dont forget to put in gear and chock the front brakes


THIS is the emergency release procedure


Turn ignition off , wait at least 30 seconds.
Remove the wheel
make sure you clean the area at the back, where the calliper multiplug fits and all around that area, disconnect the multiplug remove the two bolts holding the part you have removed the multiplug from
Behind there should be an adjustment bolt loosen this,,
Dont go crazy by turning it back against its stop . just enough to release,

With a drop of brake fluid, yes you have some, its in your Brake reservoir. (Hence the reason to clean BEFORE, as really need a new seal .
Lubricate both surfaces with brake fluid, Refit the actuator,
Refit/tighten the bolts
If you have no diagnostic equipment to clear codes, or find out what is sticking..
Dont use your handbrake until you have got it to the garage..
Normally its Brake pads sticking on the Calliper Carrier, so make sure the pads are free to move,,
 
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