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k, so my ebake is loosened up a bit, and i just wanna tighten it up so that i dont have to pull the handle all the way until it hits the armrest. How can i tighten it so that it will be fully engaged at about half way up from its resting point?
 

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Take off the boot, then there is a screw to the left of the ebrake handle.
There is a clip you have to remove first, but once you do, its as simple as tightening the screw.
 

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I just did that the other day on my '06 automatic. You have to remove the complete center consul to do mine (5 screws, fairly easy). The clip just keeps the nut from moving on it's own. Don't make it so tight the emerg brake drags.....
 

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ok, thanks for movin this and thanks for the info. rep given
 

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There's no free play adjustment for the handle on the brakes themselves. That one nut under the consul adjusts both brake cables. This is just an emergency brake handle adjustment. The brakes themselves both have automatic adjusters.
 

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I just did that the other day on my '06 automatic. You have to remove the complete center consul to do mine (5 screws, fairly easy).
They didn't change the center console since the new cupholder design. Did you try just removing the boot? I know it works in my 05.

3 clips are easier than 5 screws
 

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Just did this on my 03 ZX5. all you have to do is remove the boot. The adjustment nut is right there. Will save you a lot of time.
 

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As Bluefront mentioned, the rears are SUPPOSED to auto adjust, and the handbrake adjustment is just there to adjust for new cables that might be slightly different...

If the rears aren't auto-adjusting any more you can buy some time with this adjustment, just remember to back it off when the rears are replaced in the future...
 

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I believe the way to force adjusters to adjust is to simply get moving in reverse and pull up the e-brake. If that doesn't work, you might want to remove the drums to see what's going on back there.
 
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