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Author Topic: Handbrake button is a gonner! 2000 MV6  (Read 544 times)

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Handbrake button is a gonner! 2000 MV6
« on: 06 December 2007, 14:49:11 »

Hi all :)

Sorry if this has been covered before, the internet here at work is dreadful on occasion; maybe more luck searching at home later on...

The MV6 has been a delight so far - still very pleasantly surprised with all aspects of it!

Unfortunately the first problem has reared it's head, and thankfully its a very minor one really.

The handbrake button never felt rock-solid, and lunch time parking up in Tesco (woo-hoo how executive!) the handbrake button itself fell awff (in bits) - thankfully the handbrake was disengaged at the time so I could get back to work.

The spring inside with the little white plastic piece - which I guess the original button backed onto - have also come out and I cannot re-seat them, i.e. the handbrake is always off as there is no locking mechanism, and the spring and white thing which normally live behind the button are extended an inch or two past the end of the plastic handbrake lever.

How difficult a job is this one guys? I need to replace just the button ideally, and re-seat that onto the spring, and get it back inside the handbrake lever. If its anything other than simple I'm afraid someone else will have to do it for me, has anyone else had similar done please?

Thankfully Cardiff is pretty flat.

Thank you for reading
Cheers
Alex
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Re: Handbrake button is a gonner! 2000 MV6
« Reply #1 on: 06 December 2007, 16:17:49 »

The handle will need to come off i think and this i don't know how to do.....
Alternatively the handbrake assy will have to be replaced...
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Re: Handbrake button is a gonner! 2000 MV6
« Reply #2 on: 06 December 2007, 16:48:43 »

Thanks for your reply :) Looks like a trip to the local garage for me. Bugger it!
Something quite trivial can effect something so important eh? Still, at least it failed with the handbrake off.

Need  to find a decent garage locally, the other one I was using will rip me silly for this!
« Last Edit: 06 December 2007, 16:50:19 by -Alex- »
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