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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brake release cable broke and won't release the emergency brake. I checked the brake release handle and cable and discovered a small nut like metal piece on the floor below the brake release handle that has cable wire running through the middle of it. How can I repair this? Also is there a way to manually release the emergency brake so I can drive the truck?

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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.

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You have in your hand the pin dowel that holds the cable, , Or, the the cable broke and that is the T on the end of the cable.. If the p-brake cable has slack in it, Back up the vehicle. That should release the brakes at the wheels. good luck.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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Use a plier to pull cable to release brake. You most likely need to replace entire e-brake handle assembly.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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