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#1 Splashy

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

Hi all

I've had an smax now for about a year and had no end of minor grumbles. One that has just come back is the handbrake.

Out of the blue I now seem to have to lift the handle much higher in order to get the handbrake on. Not only that but I think that it isn't fully releasing when taken off (although the warning light goes out). This happened once before and seemed to have sorted itself after about a week. I don't have much trust in the local garage having taken it there before with an intermittent airbag warning light and being told there wasn't a problem. Do any of you know what this could be or have any useful suggestions?

Any help is much appreciated.

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#2 137699

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:52 AM

Can't help you with the handbrake, but the intermittent airbag light will almost certainly be the airbag connector underneat the drivers seat. Unplug the connector (you have to undo a screw on the connector to do this) then give the contacts a really good clean on both sides (might be worth disconnecting the battery first).

Plug it back together and that should be the end of your airbag woes.


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