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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 19:26   #1
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Arrgghhh, I have just tried to adjust the cable on the handbrake and the adjuster bolt has snapped. Now I know I need a new cable and will be able to put it on no bother, however when I am trying to take the old one off there is a peice of metal retaining it, its just under the handbreak and appears to be part of the actual handbrake lever itself. Is it just a case of bending it back and removing the cable and then putting in the new one before bending it back into place or is it more complex than that. Also to tighten the handbrake do I need to do it at the back wheels?? its a great car but the problems I have had with it over the last 2 weeks is beggining to annoy me
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Old Jan 8th, 2009, 22:33   #2
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Fixed it, 5 from the scrappy.
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Old Jan 9th, 2009, 08:33   #3
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Coz I'm being a bit lazy and cant remember where to find my Haynes, where is the handbrake tensioner in the cabin of an S40? is it behind the rear ash tray? Just my handbrake's a bit slack and wanna tighten it up.
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Yeah, thats where it is
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Thank's for that as i found my car off my drive this morning!! Scary seeing my car parked in the middle of the road!!!
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Stupid question, will I also find the handbrake adjust in the same place for my V40 TD? Handbrake is abit soggy and have been hoping its an easy fix
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will I also find the handbrake adjust in the same place for my V40 TD?
Yes, you will.
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Well after trying to work how to get to the tensioner I cant do it lol

I've removed the ash tray, then the two screw's and tried leaving up those two 'delve's' on the base of the plastic but the thing will not come out, amI missing something???
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Hi, yes, there is another screw at the front which is hidden under the cup holder rubber insert.
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