[V8] Give me a brake

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Wed Feb 1 21:46:47 EST 2006

... why are you equating the light coming on with tension in the braking mechanism?  Do you have any other signs of a problem (like the rear brakes smoking)?  I haven't had a reason to open this up on a V8, but on the other Audis I have seen the switch is just part of the pull handle, and yes, the threshold for the switch closure is very slight.  I'm pretty sure it is done this way deliberately to ensure the handle is fully down when you release the e-brake.  If you still find it takes a few clicks of the ratchet before the brakes are fully applied I'll bet everything is working as it should ...

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)
> It seems that my hand brake needs some minor adjustment.  The red brake light
> on the dash comes on and off, and it's clear that the tension on the hand
> brake is a bit too tight.  When the light is off, I can *VERY* gently lift the
> hand brake lever ( a *TINY* amount) and the light will turn on dimly, then
> pull a bit harder and the light will get brighter.

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