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Experience:  Vehicle Technician at Richmond Motor Services
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I have a Bmw 5 series 64 plate and handbrake not releasing

Customer Question

Hi I have a Bmw 5 series 64 plate and handbrake not releasing plz help
JA: What is the model of your '64 BMW?
Customer: 520
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Pn64cmk
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thanks
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: BMW
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How long will this take plz
Expert:  Phillip H replied 2 months ago.

Hiya

Is this vehicle fitted with a Manual Handbrake or an Electric Handbrake?

Regards

Phillip

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi Philip my hand brake is not releasing?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Electric
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Philip it's a electric handbrake
Expert:  Phillip H replied 2 months ago.

Ok so the problem potentially lies with either the Switch or the Control Module.

Have you carried out a diagnositic code read to check for any potential fault codes?

Regards

Phillip

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ever is working great just the handbrake wont release, checked the fuse
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Not sure where the release emergency brake is?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hiya Philip are u still there plz
Expert:  Phillip H replied 2 months ago.

Have you carried out a diagnostic code read?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No I'm at home not able to go anywhere with a child sorry
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It was working fine yesterday just so it happens my child yesterday spilled some water in the front, when I got home I was able to apply the handbrake but since this morning the handbrake wont release now
Expert:  Phillip H replied 2 months ago.

Ok. Well I would start with a diagnostic does read to see what, if any, potential faults are withing the control module.

As I said previously the fault will no doubt lie with either the module or the switch or possible the wiring between the two.

I'm not sure if there is an emergency release on these vehicles. I know on an X5 there used to be a relese function behind one of the panels in the boot. Not sure if the same applies to your model.

Regards

Phillip

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
BMW 5 series 520d PN64CMK
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I can however locate the fuse box and the main battery but not the release knob
Expert:  Phillip H replied 2 months ago.

Hiya

It may not have an emergency release option.

Regards

Phillip

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What's the alternative plz help
Expert:  Phillip H replied 2 months ago.

Hiya

Have you got AA or RAC cover on your vehicle?

Regards

Phillip

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have the AA but not my home cover
Expert:  Phillip H replied 2 months ago.

The only other option wouldbe a local garage who may be willing to come out with their diagnostic machine to relaease it for you.

Regards

Phillip

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thanks very much for your assistance. Kind regards Naz
Expert:  Phillip H replied 2 months ago.

Thats ok Sorry I can't be of any further help.

regards

Phillip

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi Philip u still there plz
Expert:  Phillip H replied 2 months ago.

Hiya

yes I am here for about half an hour.

Regards

Phillip