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    Default Anybody else had any problems with their handbrake sticking in the cold?

    Set off to work this morning at 8am and handbrake would only release half way up! tried it a few times and was def stuck so started to drive to work as only 3miles and handbrake was dragging slightly all the way. Presumed it was just the cold as its been -5 last night. Finished work at 4 and its fine now. its not happened before so mustve just been sticking due to cold.

    Anybody else had this problem?

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    Did same thing again this morning, mind its been about -5 last night, anybody know how I can prevent this?

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    leave the handbrake off and leave it in gear, ive not heard of a vectra handbrake sticking cos its cold fella
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    Only problem I've had with mine was in the snow, cold, a couple of times the lever came right up to the top!! Very strange, seems ok now though. Anyone know what might of happened?

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    Had this on my wifes 55 reg astra, my current 56 plate vec did it once and the 06 Golf R32 did it a few times over xmas...

    All in the morning due to the cold...

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    Don't apply it so hard? It was -5 here this morning and mine was ok
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    leave the handbrake off and leave it in gear, ive not heard of a vectra handbrake sticking cos its cold fella


    it's a common Vauxhall problem, I believe its down to condensation in the handbrake cable which then freezes overnight stopping the cable moving properly, used to happen in my Mk4 Astra all the time. Not had it on the Veccy tho.

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    it's happened to mine quite a few times during the recent cold spell, not done it for a week or 2 now though...

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