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Keith   
Wed Jan 17 2018, 08:15am
Member No: #25323
Joined: Apr 21 2012
Location: Headcorn, Kent
Hi
Is it possible to disengage the electronic hand brake to enable you to turn the rear wheels? If I put it in neutral and go to get out of the car it tells me to put the car in park.

I want to clean up the bell hub part of the disc (I think that is what is called) as it is rusty. I know this is just cosmetic but it just doesn't look nice.

Thanks
routemaster1   
Wed Jan 17 2018, 08:39am
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
If it is like the Picasso, switch on the 'ignition' without starting the engine, put your foot on the brake and disengage the parking brake using the switch. Not sure if the brake re-engages when you switch off though.

Is it an automatic? If the message wants you to put the gear lever in the park position, it will hold the car by locking the gearbox, therefore stopping the front wheels turning.
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 Keith (17 Jan 2018 : 10:44)
Keith   
Wed Jan 17 2018, 10:48am
Member No: #25323
Joined: Apr 21 2012
Location: Headcorn, Kent
routemaster1 wrote ...

If it is like the Picasso, switch on the 'ignition' without starting the engine, put your foot on the brake and disengage the parking brake using the switch. Not sure if the brake re-engages when you switch off though.

Is it an automatic? If the message wants you to put the gear lever in the park position, it will hold the car by locking the gearbox, therefore stopping the front wheels turning.

It's an auto with push button start so no ignition to switch on.
routemaster1   
Wed Jan 17 2018, 11:31am
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
Keith wrote ...

routemaster1 wrote ...

If it is like the Picasso, switch on the 'ignition' without starting the engine, put your foot on the brake and disengage the parking brake using the switch. Not sure if the brake re-engages when you switch off though.

Is it an automatic? If the message wants you to put the gear lever in the park position, it will hold the car by locking the gearbox, therefore stopping the front wheels turning.

It's an auto with push button start so no ignition to switch on.


Then I suggest you try pressing the button without your foot on the brake. Then press the brake and operate the parking brake switch.
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 Keith (17 Jan 2018 : 11:39)
Frederick_99   
Wed Jan 17 2018, 05:14pm
Member No: #20978
Joined: Jul 24 2011
Location: Oxford
Keith wrote ...

routemaster1 wrote ...

If it is like the Picasso, switch on the 'ignition' without starting the engine, put your foot on the brake and disengage the parking brake using the switch. Not sure if the brake re-engages when you switch off though.

Is it an automatic? If the message wants you to put the gear lever in the park position, it will hold the car by locking the gearbox, therefore stopping the front wheels turning.

It's an auto with push button start so no ignition to switch on.



if its like the c4 picasso auto, then you turn on the ignition by pushing the start button without your foot on the brake....then put your foot on the brake and release the handbrake by pushing the handbrake button...this releases the handbrake..you can turn the ignition off and the handbrake stays off
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 Keith (18 Jan 2018 : 02:22)
 

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