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Hello everyone! I’ve had an on going issue with my EPB for sometime now. My driveway is sloped so I use it often. It usually squeals but then disengages fine so I never worried to much about it. I did replace my rotors recently and noticed my pads were completely different in amount of pas remaining. I ordered them, and I was on the way to the shop when the EPB just would not release. I’ve tried everything. I’ve reset the battery. I’ve pulled the emergency EPB release loop, under the cup holders. I tried unwinding the cables from the module underneath. But the cover will not come off. I even took the tire and caliper off to try and pull the rotor off. Nope. Not budging. I’m completely lost. I go on vacation in 4 days and I don have time for a shop to fix it. I just need it released. Am I missing anything? All input is appreciated.

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Use a pair of bolt cutters and cut the emergency brake cables. Sounds extreme but it will release the bark brake shoes. Your actuator will need to be replaced and it comes with new cables so no extra cost. This happened on the wifes and I did that so it could be driven back to my shop. I actually drove it for a week till I found a good price on a replacement. They are not cheap.
 

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Yep I figured that was my last option.
Did you still have a fault light for the EPB on your dash? Or can that just be cleared?
 

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I have a computer to clear it. I remember having to put the park brake in service mode and take it out to get them to adjust properly.
 

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If you hear a screech on engaging/ disengaging the electronic park brake (EPB), take action immediately otherwise its expensive!!

This has happened to me on a Disco 3 and my RRSport. First time I took to RR main dealer who cleaned the system and it was fine. If you are lucky it could just be clogged up with dirt.

Next time it happened I took it in again to RR Dealer, but not so lucky, this time they changed the EPB module and £1300 bill.....

Earlier this year, the dreaded screech came back, but this time I took to independent RR specialist. They found system clogged with dirt, park brake shoe on one side not engaging and nearly new and on the other completely worn out, this probably due to the bedding procedure not having been correctly carried out by the previous garage, and discs and pads getting close to replacement.

A low voltage fault was also found, so the battery was replaced as well as the rear discs, pads, and park brake shoes. All of this came to less than half the cost of the EPB module replacement.....

Moral of the story, DO NOT ignore park brake screech, and address immediately by someone who a) knows what they are doing and b) cares enough to do the job right.
 

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Hey everyone! Sorry for the late reply. But I found a way around cutting the cable. If your EPB is stuck and the pull tether under the cup holders won’t work, and you cannot get it to disengage, then you can manually release the cables. All you have to do is locate the cable going into your hub. It’s a big black cable. Can’t miss it. Then remove the plastic protector. It’s threaded on. Once that black plastic cover is off, you remove the cable lock ring and use a pit of vice grips and turn in counter clockwise. You’ll need to use quite a lot of gripping force to get it to turn since its a smooth cable with nothing for the grips to ‘grip’ onto. But that’ll save you from having to cut any cables. I was able to release the EPB this way. But unfortunately, I am unable to get the red flashing PARK light to turn off. It things the EPB is on still I think and since the module it’s self failed there is no signal being sent to the ECU that it IS in fact off. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Thanks and I hope this helped.
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If you hear a screech on engaging/ disengaging the electronic park brake (EPB), take action immediately otherwise its expensive!!

This has happened to me on a Disco 3 and my RRSport. First time I took to RR main dealer who cleaned the system and it was fine. If you are lucky it could just be clogged up with dirt.

Next time it happened I took it in again to RR Dealer, but not so lucky, this time they changed the EPB module and £1300 bill.....

Earlier this year, the dreaded screech came back, but this time I took to independent RR specialist. They found system clogged with dirt, park brake shoe on one side not engaging and nearly new and on the other completely worn out, this probably due to the bedding procedure not having been correctly carried out by the previous garage, and discs and pads getting close to replacement.

A low voltage fault was also found, so the battery was replaced as well as the rear discs, pads, and park brake shoes. All of this came to less than half the cost of the EPB module replacement.....

Moral of the story, DO NOT ignore park brake screech, and address immediately by someone who a) knows what they are doing and b) cares enough to do the job right.
Hopefully you got this sorted. But if not, and if you're handy, you can actually release the brake yourself without cutting wires. It's a fairly tedious process but you have to loosen up the brake cables and manually unjam the EPB. This requires opening the case and turning the actuator in the opposite direction. This procedure isn't for the faint of heart but if you want the details see this link: http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/epb-repairunjam-relatch-91299.html

Chris
 
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