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Parking Brake Cable Adjustment -

Hand Brake — Fix and Adjust DIY — V70 1998

Hand brake is not really working. When I got the car, it was not working at all. So I opened the rear brakes, detached the discs, the hand brake pads were gone. Ordered new ones, replaced. Adjusted the “spacers” (?) inside the disks and the screw behind the hand-brake lever in passenger cabin. Used the car for few months. Did not see a real improvement. So I thought the cables are bad and replaced those. Still no improvement.

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S80 Parking Brake Adjustment

How to adjust the parking brake on the 2001 S80 T6. May apply to other years and normally aspirated models.

Does your parking brake handle come up way too high when you apply it?

Does it not engage even when you pull the handle all the way up?

Here’s how to adjust it. You will need a flat-bit screwdriver and a 10mm or adjustable wrench.

Open the console cover by pushing the small button to the far right in front of the cover edge and lifting up on the cover front edge.