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2005 jag s type the parking brake will not go off and says park brake default what could this be and how much will it cost to fix or could i do it myself . its not drivable right now

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Is this the model with electric operated parking brake or the older type with a cable ,

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I worked in a Jag shop back in the '70's in Los Angeles, but I'm from New England, where this is a BIG problem, unless you use the parking brake ALL the time.  Actually this is true for all vehicles!
If the case is that you don't usually use the parking brake, and then you go to use it, it will sometimes lock on due to rust, corrosion and dirt in the cable.
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