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Parking Brake on, Under dash release cable broken

My under dash parking brake release cable broke on my 2002 GMC Seirra 1500. How do I relase my parking brake?

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Can you get to any part of the cable? If so, use a pair of pliers to release it until you can replace the cable.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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