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2005 Audi A6 Quattro Question: Parking Brake Service Indicator On- Cannot Disengage Brake

 

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MLCSLC, 3.2L V6, Garden City, NY, November 04, 2009, 10:37
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Parking brake indicator in MMI came on yesterday. This morning break was engaged and electonic switch feels as if it is broken. Any idea how to release break so I can bring to repair shop?

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    November 05, 2009, 19:00
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    You will have to disassemble the lever and release it. it is not easy. you may have to disassemble your center console ( lots more work ) sorry to say.

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    November 06, 2009, 18:52
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    your park brake is electronic. there is no lever to disassemble. it is possible to reverse the power on the e-brake motors at the rear calipers to back them off but someone who understands that system should be the one to try.

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    MLCSLC, November 07, 2009, 13:20
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    Friend of mine took cotton balls and rubbing alcohol and rubbed it over the console. Apparently something spilled on the consolde next to the cup holders. Did not need a new switch after all. Thank you for your reponses.

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