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Old 03-27-2016, 07:32 PM
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Anyone have luck adjusting the hand brake through wheel lug?

Tried for 20 min but could not get the little wheel behind the lug to turn. Can't see **** and is just about impossible to hold a flash light to do this.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:14 PM
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It's much easier if you take the wheel off. Even then it's tricky to turn the adjuster wheel the correct direction.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:16 PM
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Tried several times. Impossible! Gave up and took it to a shop.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:55 PM
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Tried several times. Impossible! Gave up and took it to a shop.
Curious how much did they charge. I read this should only cost 30 bucks for someone to do.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:45 PM
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Dabwright's advice is dead nutz. Other things to make it easier. Can you get the rotor off without disconnecting the cable? If so, rotate the adjuster upward using a flat blade screw driver. Continue the adjustment (3 clicks) until the rotor will not clear the shoes. Back off/rotate adjuster downward until rotor just fits over brake shoes. Back off adjuster/rotate adjuster downward two mor clucks. Repeat procedure on other side. You should be good to go
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:10 PM
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Tried for 20 min but could not get the little wheel behind the lug to turn. Can't see **** and is just about impossible to hold a flash light to do this.
Yes.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:12 PM
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not to sound like a noob and keep in mind emposter's advice seems spot on.

I read the manual in my first 2006 BMW 330xi (had bought used) and it always helped me tighten the e-brake when I pulled it often and helped get myself from a 10 or less mph roll to a stop by pulling it. the manual comments that this is good maintenance and I would do it like every other week or so.

Now, if it's so weak that it won't come back with that, some forceful tugs at higher speeds may be called for, but really if you're not seeing desired improvement then you need an alternative method. It's best to try it the mechanical way as described above.

I also wish there were a good DIY video for this ebrake adjustment (have not searched yet). If there is, can someone point it out, if not - I'd like to try and attempt one once I fix mine and find some spare time. For now, my new (as of one month ago) 2006 330xi's ebrake is not that tight, but I need to address leak in my driver side headlamp assembly first (more important!)

Thanks everyone!

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