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  1. Warning triangle and handbrake light on

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Just had my orange triangle exclamation mark come on with the handbrake warning light. Identical to the picture but I pulled that off the net. Goes away once I turn ignition off but reappears after 10 minutes of driving. Any help would be appreciated, got MOT monday what are the...
  2. Touring Having Strange Handbrake Issues

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I adjusted my handbrake on the weekend per a guide I found on here, I am pretty sure I messed it up at one point and one wheel ended up binding but I dialled back the thread at the wheel and that was the end of the issue on that wheel.. Recently drove the car 20 minutes at 70mph and the other...
  3. Handbrake issues help! pls :)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, i have a bmw compact e46 and i am having issues with the handbrake not holding on an incline. So far i have changed the cables the pads (bosch) and the rotors. still the same as before i changed them. i have followed the guidelines of adjusting from the bentley manual. the only thing i...
  4. Loose handbrake e60

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey. The handbrake on my 2007 e61 is very sloppy, the clicks don't always engage cleanly so it clicks when pulling up then drops back down to the off position. Any likely culprits? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. F07 GT - Adjusting handbrake

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all, First post for me I believe. I have a 2014 GT and made a bit of a rookie mistake on my part I will admit. Washed the car on the weekend, took it for a quick spin to dry it off and parked up. Thought nothing of it, having done it a number of times in the past. When I jumped in a...
  6. E46 325Ci - brake noise after using handbrake

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I’m having a strange issue with the rear brakes on my E46. When pulling away from a stop after using the handbrake, I will get a scraping sound from the rear left wheel. Pulling the handbrake while driving does not change the sound but pressing on the brakes makes it louder. If I brake firmly a...
  7. Abs warning light handbrake light and traction

    Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    Hi all the above lights in my 318d keep coming on every so often whilst driving just wondered if it's a sensor issue or not ? Also having to press the dtc button whilst driving to avoid jolting and juddering? When traction light is on by itself the car loses power at 70mph
  8. Handbrake

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I fitted new discs and pads all round last weekend, all good except the hand brake seems to hold better on one side than the other so needs adjusting slightly one one side. Anyone got a tip how best to do this? I have tried counting turns on the little adjuster wheel inside the drum but is not...
  9. Parking / Handbrake Spring ratchet

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi 525D E60 LCI. The handbrake wont pull up, or it does but ratchets straight back down. I understand there is a spring behind the press button that tensions the ratchet to stop this. Looking on ebay I can buy replacement handles with leather gaither but they do not have the button. Makes me...
  10. Handbrake loose

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, 2010 320d Dosent like parking on hills! Handbrake does not hold car and it starts rolling! Anyone have any idea how to tighten this?
  11. 2009 E60 Handbrake wont stay up..

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Morning my 525d handbrake wont stay up...needs viagra or something :) When its pulled up it sort or ratchets back down most of the way. If I hold it up it works and locks the wheels. What I have noticed though is whilst driving, if i start to pull it up slowly, it stays in place..I can pull...
  12. Handbrake socks

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I have recently bought a new set of discs for the rear of my E91 320d. The discs are the correct size but the centre for the handbrake sock is 185mm and the one on my car is 124mm. Would I be able to buy a set of handbrake socks 185mm and then just put them on ? Or would I need to...
  13. Strange rock 'n roll when handbrake applied

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    320d 2011, 111k - just recently noticed that when I apply the handbrake and then release the footbrake the car rolls forward about 3 or 4 inches before the handbrake bites. Any ideas people?
  14. E39 Handbrake Fix - Via Spot Caliper Addition

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Right so this is a while coming. The handbrake on all Bmw's I've ever driven is rubbish. Any car I've seen just scrapes past the nct also. As in really just about with a lot of adjusting pre test, and backing off again after. I never use the handbrake since its an auto, but every single...
  15. ABS, Traction Control and Handbrake warning lights all on?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So all the above warning lights have come on. I have a E90 325i, CC-ID 24, 50, 354 and 678. Reading through alot of different threads and getting alot of different problems it could be, including one that could cost alot. So im just wondering has anyone else had these exact problems before and...
  16. Help with faulty car (MPG, heater, traction control and yellow handbrake light)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi there, I'm looking for some help and advice about my BMW 120D N47 2007 car. Recently a lot of problems started occurring. Firstly in December my car started struggling on cold morning and would take more than a few cranks to start up. I knew the battery was on the way out so i had that...
  17. Handbrake service spring lock trouble

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Set about changing the handbrake shoes on my E91 yesterday but I could not for the life of me get the service lock spring to catch on the latch and I was pushing back on it will ridiculous force - wedging myself in all sorts of positons dash/seat/floor... I could get it far enough back that...
  18. Help on fixing handbrake

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I've just purchased a bmw 320ci convertible and the handbrake isn't working would changing the rear brake pads fix this or would I need to purchase new handbrake shoes aswell as pads thanks Luke
  19. Handbrake warning light?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    The handbrake applied light comes on with handbrake and extinguishes when it's released as expected, if the car is at a standstill. However it is lighting back up and staying lit while driving. It's not the switch as far as I can see as since as soon as I stop and key off it will behave...
  20. 2002 E46 Touring Removal of rusted nuts on rear handbrake backing plate

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    In replacing my rear handbrake shoes, one side is too rusted through so I've ordered a cheap new backing plate. Dont fancy trying to take the hub/axle/bearing off so am going to try and cut the new one and slide over the axle. But to do this i somehow need to remove the old backing plate from...
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