Equalisertohandbrake lever

10 Remove the centre console as described in Chapter 11.

11 Ensure the handbrake lever is fully released, then remove the locknut and adjusting nut (see Section 17), and detach the cable from the lever.

12 Firmly chock the front wheels, slacken the relevant rear roadwheel bolts, then jack up the rear of the vehicle and support it on axle stands (see Jacking and vehicle support). Remove the rear wheel.

13 Remove the exhaust pipe and catalytic converter heat shields (see Chapter 4A).

14 Rotate the cable end 90° and disconnect it from the equaliser (see illustration 19.8).

15 Prise out the rubber grommet, and pull the cable through the hole.

16 Refitting is a reversal of removal. Apply a light coat of grease to the portion of the cable end the engages with the equaliser, and

20.3 Undo the bolt (arrowed) and remove the plate to access the stop-light switch

19.6 Remove the bolt (arrowed) and detach the cable bracket from the floor

with silicone sealant to ensure that it remains watertight.

17 Adjust the handbrake as described in Section 17.

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