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I have a 1995 Mercedes sl 500. The parking brake release

Customer Question

I have a 1995 Mercedes sl 500. The parking brake release broke. I stupidly pushed it down again. Is there another release. What can I do to drive the car. Thank you for your help.
Cathy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Hello Cathy. So what exactly broke ? What happens when you pull the release handle ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The handle broke and came off in my hand. Is there another way to release the parking brake other than with the handle
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know that in a truck I had there was another release. It was not easy to get to, but doavle
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you going to answer my question? I believed that you are a legitimate company.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long does this take. Please let me know. I have had a very long day at work. I would really appreciate your help.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not agree to call you. I prefer to use this form. If you will only proceed with a call, please let me know.
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

So sorry. There is a cable that the handle pulls. If you have a pair of pliers you can pull the ball at the end of the cable.

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

The cable will be in the dash where the handle was at. It's a hard plastic cable with a internal metal cable. You can grab the end and pull it to release the brake. I will respond I promise. It may take me a bit. I have to travel momentarily.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did not see the ball. It broke off so that I can't see it. It broke off right at the end. How do I expose it. Thank you so much for your response.
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Oh so you see the cable but you can't see the ball at the tip ?

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

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