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Old 08-08-2012, 04:00 PM
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2004 745Li - Parking Brake Actuator

Hello,

I recently installed a parking brake actuator to rid my dashboard of steady yellow (P) and parking lights. After I installed the brake, the light was gone. Once I put my car into drive and began to go they would come back on. I haven't noticed the actuator moving when I go from park to drive or reverse. Should it? The actuator I purchased was used, could this be a faulty unit?

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Old 08-08-2012, 04:22 PM
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when you start to drive an at the time the light come on does the car feel like brake have been applied while car is in motion?
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:58 PM
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No, no noticeable difference from not having a unit in there at all.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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Yeah it's those bloody gears cracked;(((. Is it complicated to rebuild the module yourself??? Looks kinda complicated, did anyone try?
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:50 AM
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im about to do try it this weekend just waiting on the part to get here i already took it all apart will see how it goes
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:39 AM
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If the gear is cracked, would I still be able to adjust the unit with a 6 mm allen wrench to install/uninstall the Bowden cables? Just wondering, because I was able to install it and manually move the unit then.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:10 AM
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I'm just trying to verify before I return the unit, but if the gears are broken am I still able to adjust it to remove the bowden cables? I was able to adjust the unit with a 6mm allen wrench to install the bowden cables and I don't want to replace the unit to find out that it wasn't the gears that are the issue.
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