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QUOTE(ohm @ Feb 23 2006, 01:09 AM)Anybody having a problem with their parking brake requiring two pulls, one to release the brake and another to silence the chime.?

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Not come across that one, sounds like that needs checking out but probably nothing more than an electrical fault.

I am sure you will mention it whilst the car is in for its servicing shortly.
 

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yep, over the last couple of weeks i have noticed this, i am keeping my eye on it
 

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Ours has been like that since we got it - again, thought it was one of those quirky Treg things that everyone had. Service (gulp) is booked for March 17th (guess what I'll be doing that day? Probably robbing a bank to pay for the service), so I'll get Beadles to look at it then.

Luckily it happens to both myself & my wife, so it must be the car!
 
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QUOTE(pilgrim @ Feb 23 2006, 09:27 AM)This sounds like a micro switch sticking, its just a question of a spray with silicon is my guess. I'll try and locate where it is at the weekend

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Cheers T

is that your new motor by the way?
 

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QUOTE(pilgrim @ Feb 23 2006, 10:36 AM)Hopefully, if and when..

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Very nice too Is it an Aston ??

The parking brake

I never tend to use mine but when I have it has never done it to me

But advised by VW to use it occasionaly to keep it moving

Anyone had problems with it sticking ??

Rich
 

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I seem to remember somewhere that this maybe caused by the pull handle that can be pulled slightly off centre and not quite releasing the sensor/switch just a thought...


And yes the AMV8...
 

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Yep happens to ours every now and then....but not when I drive it, cos I don't use it, I just put it in Park!!!!

Re. AMV8.....
(are we allowed to go off topic on that subject sir??
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Ours does this quite a bit, but I've noticed it does it more in cold weather.

Because the parking pedal is damped by a small gas strut (like the boot lid) it seems to become a bit lazy when cold.

I've found that the release lever has to be held a little bit longer to allow the pedal to reach the end of its travel.

if you just pull the lever and let go, the pedal stops rising at that point and then the chime sounds when you pull away.
 
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