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Loose handbrake on bmw 318 1995 model

How do i tighten my handbrake

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I own a 1989 325I and yes remove the moulding and there's a nut that you tigh, good luck

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Hi, as a general rule as i have never worked on a bmw if you take away the moulding from around the hand brake there are two wires connected into the handbrake unit with a couple of nuts you just adjust the nuts accordingly hope this helps

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