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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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parking brake stuck on how can release this my slef

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parking brake stuck on how can release this my slef
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.

its likely to be a seized electric motor on the caliper

Jack it up and release the electric park brake to find which caliper is stuck. The electric motor is held on by two bolts. Undo the stuck one and pull it away. You will see a splined drive.

Use a torx bit or similar to wind the caliper back by hand to free it. If you disconnect the wire to the motor you will have a one wheel park brake which will do until you can get it fixed