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    Default The hand brake adjuster.

    Where is it?

    How many clicks do you prefer?

    I have 4-5 with new pads fitted id like max of 3 and then id like it to pull to 3 if you understand.

    58 plate cdti.

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    Its none adjustable mate.

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    I believe you can adjust it by removing the rear ashtray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris SRi View Post
    I believe you can adjust it by removing the rear ashtray?
    Are you sure, its self adjusting. Ive never seen an adjustment by the ashtray but happy to be shown otherwise.

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    never seen an adjuster there either.

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    never seen the ashtray adjusting the handbrake before? On the old veccy b's you could remove the pop up cover and adjust a nut on the cable. With the vectra if you remove the surroundings all you will see is an auto-adjuster, you can reset this and put this into 'transport' mode, and when you use the handbrake it takes it out of transport mode and activates the ratchet assembly which is self adjusting, thus if the handbrake is too high then either the calipers need winding in and then handbreak readjusting or one of the 3 sections of handbrake cables has stretched somewhat.
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    Yeah, the Vec 's were a doddle. Didn't even have to get dirty doing it!

    I've never tried this on the Vectra C, but knew I'd seen it somewhere.

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    As Plasma says, It's NOT adjustable.

    It self adjusts, the only way to make it better is replace a possibly stretched Handbrake cable.
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...01#post1540001

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    Guys it holds fully loaded on a hill without putting in gear but it's always in 2nd.

    Thanks for the comments im just used to 3 clicks but as it works fine i'll live with it. Thanks again. Tony.

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