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Parking brake is now non-existant, not by me, I had to call

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parking brake is now non-existant
JA: Have your brakes ever been replaced? Have you checked the brake fluid?
Customer: not by me
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: I had to call a mechanic out to me and he removed the chip underneath the car to release the parking brake. bmw x6 2008
JA: Are you fixing your X6 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't tried anything as of yet, it comes on my dash when I start the car up
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That is all for now
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

Hi Im David, if he removed a clip underneath the car then your parking brake will never work until its reinstalled. you may need new cables or new engagement springs and levers. theres nothing i can do for you on here. take it back to the mechanic and have him repair the parking brake system.

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

do you still need assistance?

Expert:  Technicaldan replied 8 months ago.

I also agree, with parts removed, there is little we can do remotely to assist you, generally things do not work with bits missing.

I also strongly advise you reconnect with the mechanic and have the system repaired and returned to normal operation, both from a legal and a safety point of view.

Sorry I can not help you on this occasion.