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My emergency brake is stuck. i think i might have pressed it too hard. is there anyway i can release it?

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To fix this, you'll need a flat-head screwdriver and climb under the steering wheel/dash. Be careful that you face is not near the pedal assembly. You will see a metal cog that is holding the pedal assembly. Carefully, insert the screwdriver in to the cog assembly and carefully wiggle the blad tip. This should "trip" the assembly allowing the pedal to retract.

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