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Parking brake handle not connected

When i disengage my parking brake it felt like it broke loose or the cable came loose.

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Same problem - the stupid thing just snapped off in my hand! Any idea how to install the replacement part? Am NOT going to the dealer unless I absolutely have to. Thanks!

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