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How do i get the emergency brake off? - 1991 Cadillac DeVille

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I believe with this style of ebrake, it is the pedal that you press down and it releases when you put it into gear. There is a vacuum module that operates that function and it is located up near the ebrake assembly. To manually release it, you will have to look up to where the locking mechanism is and with a thin long flat tipped screw driver, you will have to manually move the piece that allows the ebrake to lock. It is a wratcheting type system. Good luck.

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Should be a release just under dash that you push up.

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