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My car got soaked inside with a lot of water, my centre

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Hi. My car got soaked inside with a lot of water, my centre console buttons do not work on my Audi A6 2006 model. Sometimes they do. However the electric parking says malfunction and didn't deploy the handbrake. However this morning it has done but now it won't release. Water in car was Sunday. Think it's a case of waiting for electrics to dry out? Any manual override of button so I can move me car?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Lou P replied 1 year ago.

Hello, there is no manual override without getting under the car and removing the parking brake actuator, here are the instructions, also the switches will not dry out, you will need to replace them, or else your car will have more and more problems and may even not allow the car to start if the communication wires get shorted. hope this helps. Lou P.

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Expert:  Lou P replied 1 year ago.

hopefully you see my info and get the car fixed up