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    Hi, the handrake on my 2005 Vectra CDTi is coming up about six notches. It was fitted with new rear pads only 2 months ago. Can free play be taken up within the handbrake mechanism? Iv'e tried to remove the handbrake cover but it refuses to budge! Anyone got any experience of this ? Cheers, Bill

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    I didn't realise the Vectra C came with a handbrake, I thought it was a useless accessory so that the car passed its MoT
    Ever since my car rolled free after the recall I know park my car in first gear
    The only time I use the handbrake is for MoT test and extreme hill starts

    It does seem to vary between two and six notches
    At the moment mine is on four

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    Hi, thanks for your reply. Thankfully mine has not (as yet) rolled away!

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    apparently if you pull the handbrake up without pushing the button in all will be fine. touch wood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsav View Post
    apparently if you pull the handbrake up without pushing the button in all will be fine. touch wood!
    I have always pushed the button in to put the handbrake on with no problems, on all three of my Vecs

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    Mine was fine, then they did the recall and have since replaced it twice, due to it making a bang and dropping a notch when I pull it up with or without pushing the button in. I was always told five was about the norm, but my one (which only came back from the stealers last week) also notches six.

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    I've never had any problems at all with mine.

    I do believe that it is self-adjusting though, so any free play should be taken up automatically.

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