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Parking break won't release

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Hi all. car is a 2005 passat B6 model.

I have an intermittent problem where the parking break motors are making a noise (or at least one is) but the break won't release. Any advise will be greatly recieved.

I have taken matters in to my own hands and removed the fuses, in my haste I removed all fuses which included one that power the ABS. I gave replace those and just left out the 20amp one for the motors in the calipers. Another problem I have now is the the ESP light is permanently on. The ABS works fine.

Is there a method is resetting the ESP.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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The ESP is probably on from the ABS fuse being removed.

 

You may need a cheap fault reader to reset the warning light, or chase the issue further.

 

As for the BRAKE motors, I have no knowledge of the car or this syatem, so can't help.

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Do you use the parking brake button to put it on and off?  Or just pull away so it 'flips' off?

 

Maybe the caliper motor is just knacked?

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I mostly use the switch to release the brake and to apply it. But I do use the auto-hold a lot. Well I did...... lol

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