PARK BRAKE PEDAL NOT WORKING PROPERLY ON MY MERCEDES C200 CDI

  • Tiny
  • wil4443
  • 2004 Mercedes Benz C200
  • 88,000 miles

When I release the pedal it does not come all the way to the top so the warning light and alarm keep sounding

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 AT 9:59 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Inspect the parking brake mechanism, cable and switch

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 AT 10:02 PM
  • Tiny
  • wil4443
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Thanks Rasmataz,
i have had a look at the pedal and it looks like the little plastic that goes along the ratchet is not working properly and I wonder if this is maybe broken because the pedal will not stop in the open position,
wil

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 AT 10:51 PM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Can you pull the pedal up and turn the switch off? Or is it stuck part way down?

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Friday, February 3rd, 2012 AT 12:05 PM
  • Tiny
  • wil4443
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The pedal is free and it will come up but it will not stay up and it drops back and the warning light comes on so I have had to put a strap around the pedal and round the steering column to hold it up so that I can drive the car.
Wil.

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Friday, February 3rd, 2012 AT 10:44 PM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Proberbly a broken return spring in the pedal pivot mechanism

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Saturday, February 4th, 2012 AT 2:07 AM
  • Tiny
  • wil4443
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Ok can this spring be bought and fitted without replacing the whole unit, and thank you for your help.
Wil

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Saturday, February 4th, 2012 AT 12:20 PM
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  • mhpautos
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Not enough info on that at this end, contact the dealer and inquire if this is the case.

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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 12:31 AM

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