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Emergency brake is stuck

Cannot get it to disengage my husband says a metal piece on the back of brake is bent.

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  • James Chandler May 11, 2010

    what type of e brake is it? under driver-side dashboard pedal or between the front seats? is the handle still in up position? if so try pulling with all you have. Sometimes people pull them too hard and makers it difficult to undo for ladies. If e-brake handle moves freely up n down then the problem is in the lines that go to the rear wheels or in the drum itself. either way it needs to be looked at by someone. this problem won't go away good lck

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SOURCE: Emergency break pedal stuck to floor, but break is disengaged

sounds like your brake cable has broken or there is something damaged in the pedal assembly.........try pulling on the release handle and move the e-brake pedal back to its off position by hand at the same time.(you may have to tie it in this position to keep it up)If that doesnt work there is a sensor on the pedal assembly that you should be able to bypass by either disconecting the wire(1 wire system) or connecting the two wires together (2 wire system)Especially if your truck is a standard the e-brake is an important safety feature,so if these steps fix the light and dinging problem you should still take the steps to have it repaired.
hope this helps.........Good Luck!

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: emergency break cable broke on 2004 silverado

I had the same problem on my 2003. Open the driver door all the way. Get on your knees just outside the door. Follow the plastic tub that holds the parking brake release cable inside the truck. Start from the release lever and follow to the end of the tube. There will be a metal lever that the cable was attached to before it broke. You have to pull that lever with your hand to release the parking brake. Very Important!!!...Hold the parking brake activation pedal with your other hand when you release the brake. Let the pedal out slowly when you pull the metal release lever. The pedal will come back very fast and you could injure yourself if you are not careful. Good luck!

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brake release cable

Same thing happened to me on my 2000 silverado July 3, 2009.
There is a release next to the parking brake pedal. You have to reach way under the dash but it has worked for me for the last month. I have the part to fix it but haven't had the time.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I disengage the emergency brake on my 2002

go under the dash and manually release the ratchet pawl that engages the park brake gear

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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SOURCE: emergency brake light stay ons on dash

Emergency cable might be sticking and engaged a little to trigger the brake light.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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