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1994 XJS parking break in stuck on. The handlever just flops

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1994 XJS parking break in stuck on. The handlever just flops about implying that the wire is rusted up (?) Can I cut is somewhere to release the car to go into the workshop?
Hello and Welcome -
My name is ***** ***** Im happy to help / advise..
It does sound like this is what has happened - sometimes though it can be on one of the levers that operate the rear brakes - one or both so you need to check those - you can operate them manually with a lever / bar.. or tap back and too with a hammer.. This will usually free it off whether its one of the levers or indeed the cable at some point in its run.
If you intend to cut the cable, the best place is at the back end of the run - but I would check as above first as that would be a better method.
Let me know how you go..and / or let me know if you need anything further on this..
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Best Rgds, MIKE.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Do you have a diagram where the levers are?

Hello again John -
My sincere apologies for the delay , Im afraid Ive had to be off for a few days.
Where are you up to with it now John?
Rgds, MIKE............................