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Default How To: Change Hand Brake (EBrake) Line.

It is pretty straight forward, so I didn't make pictures myself. Maybe somebody will be doing this and will add pictures later. I'll gladly update the OP.

Here is what you do:
  • Unscrew the cable line from the hand brake handle. If you don't know, you don't have to disassemble the whole center counsel. Just pull the cup holder part up and you will get access the the bolt.
  • Under the car follow the lines to see which bolts to undo in order to move the heat shields. That part is easy.
  • Main pain in the ass is the heat shield that covers the place where hand brake "exits" the cabinet. After removing bolts that hod that (and removing the center brace) you can bend the heat shield a bit and just slide it forward on top of the exhaust. It will slide far enough, so you'll be able to reach the cables.
  • To remove the cable from the hinges, just pop out the "stoppers" - little metal ring with "teeth". They pop right out with help of a screw driver.
  • Then just remove the cable and from the car and install the new one.

NOTE: Don't forget which side goes were. Technically they are identical, but I guess you might run into problems when you route the new cable. The right side had a marking right up from the cable, you can't miss it.

Here is the part that I bought:
Dorman C660872 Brake CableDorman C660872 Brake Cable
. I paid $31.05 with shipping.

It worked out great!

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I know this is a few years old but thanks for posting! Just ordered the line and planning to put it in this weekend.
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