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grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

can any one please tell me how to adjust the handbreak cable on a grande punto 1.9 sporting thanks
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

10mm nut behind handbrake lever
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

thanks i will have a look
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

just pull up the cover behind the handbrake...its tight but will lift up
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

So 'T' - you're saying that the adjustment to the handbrake can be done INSIDE the car and all you have to do is pull the back cover off - right?

.......Well I just don't see how that whole plastic surround pulls up and off
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

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So 'T' - you're saying that the adjustment to the handbrake can be done INSIDE the car and all you have to do is pull the back cover off - right?

.......Well I just don't see how that whole plastic surround pulls up and off
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p.s. I said cover behind the handbrake....either that or I been doing it wrong last 2 years
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

So all that time spent down at the gym isn't enough....oh well porridge it is then.
The handbrake lever on a G. Punto is covered in a flexible vinyl cover which moves up and down with the handbrake lever....the whole thing is surrounded by a hard black plastic moulding with a cup/bottle holder to the rear of the handbrake.

Does one remove the flexible vinyl cover?
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

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So 'T' - you're saying that the adjustment to the handbrake can be done INSIDE the car
Its not unusual, it was the same in my mk2, just remove the ashtray behind the lever.
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

dannyb-with-a-gp knows how to do it;

Quote Originally Posted by dannyb-with-a-gp View Post
Tip: When your giving your car a good clean, do you find it difficult to clean inbewteen the seats and around the handbrake?

Just give the plastic cover, which includes the drinks hold a good yank and it will come off. This gives you loads of space to clean! Then simpily pushes back on. Hope this helps
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

just a quick note if you punto has the armrest then there is a lumba support switch on the arm rest flip this switch out and this exposes 3 x 10mm nuts undo to remove armrest, now pull handbrake cover from the rear and remove plastic cover around handbrake and this will now expose the handbrake adjust
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

This post has saved me a lot of time i had images of trying to tighten the hand brake from outside the car.

How tight would you recomend to tension the hand brake ? I don't want it so tight so it is starting to activate before i pull up the lever but i don't like it to have loads of play.
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

mines at the top of its travel. its fine on flat bit on my drive I ain't to confident of it. will be giving this a go tomorrow morning!
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Re: grande punto handbrake cable adjustment

Hi,

I've just done this and to be honest I struggled at first because I was trying to lift the whole console assembly up with my fingers between it and the carpet.

I quickly figured that this is a one piece lump that would be fixed at the front and wasn't going to budge.

You need to prise the smaller back part (with cupholder) between it and the main base and it comes off easily and you just slide it foward over the handbrake.

Hope this helps others as it wasn't obvious to me from the above.

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