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Old 03-11-2008, 09:15 PM   #13
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Location: Azusa, Ca., United States
What I Drive: 2004 CD Silver LX PZEV (mtx75)

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Originally Posted by SYZ View Post
looks really nice... question about the e-brake handle... were you able to attach that to your stock unit or did you have to modify it?

the e-brake handle slides over the existing assembly once you remove the factory cover (either by putting it in a vice and prying it off with a hammer and chisel, or by cutting) though for the best fit, you need to file down the bottom part of the lip around the button 1/4" or more, else the button will only stick out by 1/4" or so, and since the handle is shorter than the stock handle, the boot will pull off whenever the brake is disengaged.

All things considered, it was fairly easy once I decided to remove the brake assembly from the car to get the factory handle off, though I cut open 3 knuckles trying to pry the damn cover off before I did that!

thanks for the compliments, cheers!

-- michael
My "SVT EAP" D23E sedan...
done: Recaro's ◆ HID's ◆ BSD ◆ Brisk LGS ◆ SVT brakes & suspension ◆ 22mm RSB
wishlist: built engine ◆ oil sump baffle ◆ mazdaspeed3 tranny ◆ stage 2 turbo ◆ tune
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