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Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 09-06-2011, 07:18 PM
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Angry Parking brake wont release

my parking brake wont release and I can not finf the emergency release tool anywhere in the car. Can I buy this part from BMW?
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:24 PM
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Did you look under your dash below the steering wheel? Thats where its located.
Black 2002 BMW E65 / 745i 114K
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:58 AM
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The parking brake release tool is in the trunk tool kit - it's a long, thin metal rod at the top of the trunk toolbox thing.
Right in front of the spare tire there is a hole you stick it in and turn it until there is resistance (you're sticking it into the parking brake actuator by doing this).
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:37 AM
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Did you ever find out where you could get the emergency release tool from? Could you get it from the dealer? If so, how much was it?
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