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Hi I am ***** ***** I have 2010 xdrive e70 i tried what you said to reset the park brake both with engine on and off with no success

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

I manually released the park brake and now I have park brake fail message

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome,

My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
what specifically was your question about this?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I manually released the park brake and now I have park brake fail message
also auto hold fault
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I tried re-initializing with brake depressed and park brake switch pressed with no luck
both with engine on and off with ignition switched on
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 2 years ago
what did you manually release the parking brake?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I did
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 2 years ago
sorry that was a typo. I meant why did you?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
trying to move the car without starting. there was no problem before this
BMW Mechanic: Kenny, BMW Technician replied 2 years ago
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I have seen this before, I have actually done it before. The mechanical release for the parking brake is very fragile and if you just alittle to much on the cable it will release the parking brake and break the plastic in the parking brake unit. The only fix is to replace the unit.

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