C5 HDI Exclusive Electronic Handbrake

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steven77
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C5 HDI Exclusive Electronic Handbrake

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Hi all, looking for some help recently purchased a C5 needed new calipers and when the garage was installing ( national tyres) they snapped the handbrake cable so need to get a new unit

Can anyone confirm of it's possible just to get the cable changed? Or is it a complete unit? Or anywhere to be repaired?

I found one through a breaker for 200 but don't know how I can check if it would fit my car ( is this something Citroen could do through the vin numbers ?

Thanks in advance for help

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Re: C5 HDI Exclusive Electronic Handbrake

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The cables are not available separately and a new unit is about £1015.00 inc. VAT ex. fitting.

Bad move taking it to these people - obviously not familiar with the system, The electronic handbrake system needs to be put into removal mode prior to replacing the calipers and that is a likely reason why they snapped the cables I suspect.

In any case, they mucked it up - they should have insurance against this sort of thing - so get them to have it done properly at a dealership and pickup the bill. I would not get involved with doing anything yourself at this point or they could use that to deny culpability.

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Re: C5 HDI Exclusive Electronic Handbrake

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Thanks, that's my problem though as I driver the car out of the garage already. They said they did but have no way of proving it

I found a second hand unit for 200 but don't know if it would fit ( and don't want to buy without confirming ) just wondered if anyone else had experience with this before

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Re: C5 HDI Exclusive Electronic Handbrake

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Would really appreciate if anyone could help point me in the direction of somewhere I could have Von numbers cross referenced on the handbrake units to see if an aftermarket unit would fit

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Re: C5 HDI Exclusive Electronic Handbrake

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I cant help Steven, but agree a second hand unit is the way to go.. 1015 plus fitting is probably more than my x7 is worth ;)

someone will help with part numbers

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Re: C5 HDI Exclusive Electronic Handbrake

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