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    Where do i need to look to be able to adjust it?

    I asked at garage - they said take wheel off and adjust there?

    is there no cable compensation?
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    Have you looked under the handbrake surround? it's usually under there, the cloth surround is attached to a plastic piece which should pull up
     
     

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    checked last night ....nothing to be seen?
    there must be somewhere to adjust cable compensation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprout99 View Post
    checked last night ....nothing to be seen?
    there must be somewhere to adjust cable compensation.
    Your right. Theres nothing there like there is with the 3 series.
    Just a spring iirc

    Basically, you need to undo a wheel nut, turn the wheel untill you can see a tapped hole in the rear drum (oh, brake disk off as well...). Turn the adjusting cog you will see until wheel will not turn then unfasten the screw 8 dimpled notches (or until the wheel jsut frees off basically)

    The picture below shows the 1 series handbrake mech.

    You will need an impact scredriver thing to take off the brake disk screw quite possibly (handbrake on to lock the wheel)
    Then its just a case of using a pen torch to shine through the hole, and a screwdriver to push the gear adjuster around.

    Then repeat for the other side.
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    Also, How many miles has the car done and is it that the travel is too far on the handbrake?
    its possible the cable is stretched and needs replacing.

    Also, please prefix your posts as I have done with this one

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    ok - sorry

    so handbrake adjustment is a little tricky?

    It's not really bad at the minute but i like to know how to do stuff.

    Car has done 44k
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    you can adjust the handbrake shoes by removing just 1 wheel bolt from each rear wheel and putting a screwdriver through and adjusting the adjuster if you know what your doing
     
     

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    You may find after adj from shoes still same as there suppose to be self adjusting. if you keep pulling up 10 times or so sometime adjusts up.
     
     

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    Ocean Plymouth said and I quote "just pull it on whilst driving along and slow yourself down" "it should auto adjust" did this didnt work if anything made it worse so they WILL be doing it for free in the near future when I have the time to rant at them!
     
     

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