Hand/safety brake... I must be a fcking idiot.

bri

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1998 D1.

Never been inside the "centre" console before, just looked at the manual and pulled it apart.

Disconnected hand brake cable in the process of taking out the console.

Put back together and the push button on the brake and "ratchet" don't work. WTF did I break now.
 

bri

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I have played with button nauseam. button presses in, does not pop back out. Cannot find anything in manual about it...

I know I am not mechanically inclined, but sheesh.
 
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PS: How are things in Argentina. I would like to go there. Been to Chile, Brazil, Bolivia and Columbia. Need to visit your country...
 

terryjm1

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The little pawl that locks onto the ratchet has flipped over, disconnect the cable, lift the handle all the way up and flip the pawl over again.
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Yes, this was my problem. Thank you very much for helping me with that. However, the button not popping out is more likely that the push rod got slightly bent, also a problem I have had. Great illustration!