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    hi guys, newbie here, found this forum by searching it looks a brill site.
    i wonder if any member could give me some advice on my car vectra life 1.8 petrol on a 07 plate, the hand brake is at the top of its travel, and needs adjusting, i took the, off side rear wheel off , but there seems to be no adjustment ratchet looking through the extra hole in the small brake drum attached to the disc, there is a lever mecahnism that is attached to the caliper which has the hand brake cable on it ,
    i have looked at back of hand brake drivers side where there is a small triangular plastic cover which i removed but there is no sign of any cable or adjustment there, i am totaly in the dark now, any advice would be rally appreciated thank you bill.
    i hope i have put this post in the right place apologies if i am wrong.

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    welcome aboard m8,

    Has your car had the recall work done on the handbrake m8? If not get her booked in to the nearest vauxhall dealership, they can adjust everything for you there and will be done free of charge

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    Welcome mate, the handbrake works on the calliper on the vec c buddy and its self adjusting. Is there plenty of meat left on the rear pads? Failing that it could be a stretched brake cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Welcome mate, the handbrake works on the calliper on the vec c buddy and its self adjusting. Is there plenty of meat left on the rear pads? Failing that it could be a stretched brake cable.


    The handbrake is auto-adjusting so it must be something other than that - check the pads and discs are OK and then take it from there.

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    thank you guys for a quick reply,and warm welcome. will the recall to mod the hand brake be stamped up in the service book, i cant see any info in it. i will definateley be going to veccy dealers and get them to check to see if mod as been done and to rectify the hand brake problem, what was the mod for on the brakes.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffallobill View Post
    thank you guys for a quick reply,and warm welcome. will the recall to mod the hand brake be stamped up in the service book, i cant see any info in it. i will definateley be going to veccy dealers and get them to check to see if mod as been done and to rectify the hand brake problem, what was the mod for on the brakes.?
    There should be a stamped piece of paper for the handbrake recall - it's not in the service book. Your dealer or VX customer services should be able to tell you if your car has been done as the dealers sent details of which cars they had done back to VX.

    The recall was to fit a stronger spring to the handbrake release button so that it was less likely to slip out of the ratchet causing the handbrake to be released and the car to roll away. I'm not sure if/when VX started fitting this at the factory - again, the dealer should know.

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    thanks peeps. on using the info you gave me, i have just returned from vauxhall dealers who assure me my reg no /chassis no. is not on recall. so i have booked it in for a service and for hand brake to be adjusted with new pads if neccessary. thank you for all your help on this subject. cheers bill.

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