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Replace a k1500 parking brake cable


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See what is on You Tube Video, if you
have no vehicle experience with brake work

There is more than one cable,usually 3 plus
the one from the cabin

Posted on Nov 21, 2014

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  • Alvin Kitzmann
    Alvin Kitzmann Nov 21, 2014

    Thank you. When I said nothing, my apologies. I know my parking brake system and cables. However, the cable immediately behind the pull handle broke. I'm not able to figure out how to get it out from the dash. Weird latching system. Once I figure this out, I can easily replace all. And I tried YouTube first. I found nothing for what I need to learn.

  • Alvin Kitzmann
    Alvin Kitzmann Nov 21, 2014

    and my Haynes book is noticeably absent on this issue.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2014

    Haynes are of no value They are too generic

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2014

    The ONLY manuas you ever buy are the expensive factory manuals That said mechanically the only show pictures & numbers to follow They do not tell you how to repair a vehicle



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