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Replace Handbrake on 997.1 C2S?

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I need to replace the handbrake on my 2008 C2S. Right now it's engaged and won't disengage without significant effort (button basically doesn't work without extreme force and lifting it slightly). I know how to remove the center console (here's a good video for future readers 2008 Porsche 911/997 Turbo Center Console Removal Airbag Light and Shift Cable End Links - YouTube), but are there any specific instructions for replacing the handbrake itself?


Also, I'm worried this handbrake is going refuse to disengage at any time. Is there a way to disengage it if I end up in a pinch?


Finally, while I'm going through all of this is there anything else I should correct/replace? I had the Function First Shift-Right Solution installed a few years ago.



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To anyone that ever finds this, this was actually a really easy job. The video on YouTube (referenced above) for removing the center console (a trim removal kit helps a ton) was all I needed. Once I was down to the hand brake it was actually quite obvious how to replace it. The hardest part is a couple of the bolts are partially obstructed by the brake lever, but a wrench with an angled head did the trick. That part was slow going but ultimately successful. It only took two hours, I can't believe the dealership wanted $1800.

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