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      03-24-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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E- Brake snapped?

Just pulled the e- brake recently to park and it felt as if it snapped or like I broke the handle or something. It seemed like it jumped through a few notches with a loud sound.


Works fine after) Any ideas?

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      03-24-2014, 12:14 PM   #2
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Just pulled the e- brake recently to park and it felt as if it snapped or like I broke the handle or something. It seemed like it jumped through a few notches with a loud sound.


Works fine after) Any ideas?

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How hard do you yank that thing?? Haha I reckon take it into a shop and get it checked
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      03-24-2014, 12:20 PM   #3
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Just pulled the e- brake recently to park and it felt as if it snapped or like I broke the handle or something. It seemed like it jumped through a few notches with a loud sound.


Works fine after) Any ideas?

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Do you even lift bro? LOL JK

If it works fine now I wouldn't worry about it too much, this has happened to me on my old 335i. Just pull it up a little slower to avoid future problems.
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Haha, I don't think i pulled it hard - maybe just a bit too fast and it made a nasty screeching sound.

I think the cable might have been temporarily blocked or something and became free which caused this, but I see no issues with the e-brake on or off - just thought it was weird.

Just like those 2nd gear synchro issues which might come about on a first shift from 1st)
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a few days after i read this thread a similar thing happened to me. i pulled the ebrake like i normally do, and it let out a pretty big "bang" from right under the handle. nothing feels loose, works normal, and i can not replicate it. one occurrence.
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Exact same thing happened to me like two days ago. Like others, I can't reproduce it and nothing seems out of the ordinary. Weird.
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Op, put a warning in the title that if people open this thread it will happen to them. Haha
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