Electric handbrake query

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Jimmy of Whitby
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Electric handbrake query

Post by Jimmy of Whitby » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:34 pm

The electric handbrake is brilliant. However, altough I can't envisage how it could occur, if the battery failed and the car needed to be towed, how would the brakes be released? Also, does the handbrake work on a different set of inboard discs?
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Re: Electric handbrake query

Post by sanqhar » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:46 pm

Page 206 of the manual

Manual shut-down
› With the ignition switched on, press the brake pedal and at the same time
push the  button in the direction of arrow » Fig. 248.
› With the engine running, press either the brake or accelerator pedal and
press the  button in the direction of arrow .
The  symbol in the button and the warning light  in the instrument cluster
go out.

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Re: Electric handbrake query

Post by Jimmy of Whitby » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:30 am

There is a button next to the gear lever to switch off the auto handbrake. If the brakes fail, then the handbrake switch held up will then operate the brakes. I tried it and it was like hitting a brick wall, so it's not recommended.
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Re: Electric handbrake query

Post by kodiaq » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:26 am

Top Gear Golf electric hand brake at high sped and handbrake turn!!
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