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Long travel on handbrake on 525d e60

Just need to know where the adjustment on the cable is located.

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Most of the time it is underneth the car look under on both back wheels you will see cables about the thickness of your finger follow them up to roughley the middle of the car they will both meet on like a t bar with 1 nut this is the nut that you tightern but you have to do this with the hand brake off so make sure you are on flat serfise and all wheels are chocked up so it wont roll while you are under it,, saftey first

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