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2000 blazer parking release handle broken

The parking brake on my 2000 blazer won't release what is the solution?

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    LAYNRAIL May 11, 2010

    is it just the handle thats broken or is it siezed

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Parking brake is loose and a part came off. Need diagram so I can repair it

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    when you release the parking brake handle, it doesn't spring back up

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You will have to look under the side panel, and you can release it with a screw driver, or get a pair of vise grips to pull the cable to release it.

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