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Re: Parking brake up and locked

> BTDT also.  My '89 90Q had a loose emergency until very recently when
> the garage kindly repaired it for free. Of course, they were in the
> process of doing a $1,500 brake job, but I am pleased that the
> emergency brake works, now.

When I had the darn thing lock up on me once, I did a "percussive
maintenance" on it....  Using a rubber mallet, I clobbered the release
button several times, with growing intensity.  The brake did release
after a bit.  Now, I keep the mallet in my emergency roadside kit in the
trunk, just in case.