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    Can anyone tell me how to access my handbrake cable at handbrake end

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    yep, it's under the rear centre armrest /tray... work from the back seats..

    remove the cover around the rear lighter socket.. remove it's wires..

    remove the ashtray carrier plate, this will reveal 4 torx screws..take them out..

    remove centre arm rest backwards into the rear footwell..

    you now have access to the front ends of the cables and the balance bar....

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    thanks will try this tonight after work , my handbrake is only holding on one side but is attached at disc end

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    could just be a seized rear quadrant on the caliper as well..... if you can see the cable moving ( trying to apply the pressure) on the bad side of the car but the quadrant isn't moving then it's prob seized.. if the cable moves and the quadrant does as well, but still no effective handbrake then it's either a seized piston ( try winding it back in and pushing it out with the footbrake) or a stuck pad (strip and refit with coppergrease after cleaning the pad rests right up)..

    happy hunting..

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