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CAN´T RELEASE HANDBRAKE!

2004 Jaguar S-Type • 6 cylinder 2WD Manual • 160,000 miles

Can´t release handbrake!
-13 C and Handbrake (HB) could not be released last night, put a blancet over each wheel and a heater on each and thuoght it would varm up and relaese, but not after a night! The wheel is varm. How can I release manually?
Does not help with taking away fuse-tryed. Hope to go on business trip 6h drive, in 4hours.
Thankful for any ideas, Jens Sweden
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Jensta
January 15, 2011.



Hi,
Will now share how I fixed it myself.
I took off the cables to battery for 15 min and put back again and that way "restarted" the electronic system (had to find code for radio)and then I could release handbrake. I then took away fuse to handbrake so it will not get stuck again this winter. I have a manuel gearbox so I´ll just park in gear.
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Jensta
Jan 15, 2011.
Thanks for posting the fix. That's helpful.

Wrenchtech
Jan 15, 2011.

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