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SEAT Leon Service and Repair Manual / Brake system / Brakes - mechanism / Handbrake / Removing and installing parking brake cable, vehicles with manual parking brake

Removing:

  • Bring handbrake lever into the neutral position, move downwards.

Vehicles with front central armrest:

  • Remove the front centre armrest .

Vehicles without front central armrest:

  • Pull out rear cover of storage compartment of the centre console.

Continuation for all models:

  • Loosen the adjustment nut -1- until the handbrake cable -2- can be removed from the compensator.

Brakes - mechanism

  • Loosen the handbrake cable -1- out of the holder -2- and take it out of the guide rail -3-.

Brakes - mechanism

  • Hang out the handbrake cable -1- from the lever on the brake calliper -2-.
  • Press the tabs -3- together and remove the handbrake cable from the holder -4- on the brake calliper.

Vehicles with rigid rear axle:

Brakes - mechanism

  • Unfasten the retaining clips -1- and pull cable in -direction of arrow-.

Vehicles with multi-link rear axle:

Brakes - mechanism

  • Disconnect the retaining cable -1- and remove in -direction of arrow-.

Installation:

Carry out installation in the reverse sequence, noting the following:

Brakes - mechanism

Note Apply the handbrake before installing the front central armrest or the rear oddments tray.

  • Adjust handbrake.
    Removing and installing parking brake lever, vehicles with manual parking brake
    Removing: Remove centre console. Unclip connectors -A- of the handbrake warning switch - F9- -B-. Clip out the securing tabs -arrows- of the handbrake warning switch - F9- -B- and remove. ...

    Parking brake: setting, vehicles with manual parking brake
    Note The new adjustment is only necessary if the hand brake cable, the brake callipers or the brake disks have been replaced. Bring handbrake lever into the neutral position, move downwards. ...

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