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iskjk
08-15-2005, 06:40 AM
What is the proper technique to turning the parking brake adjustment gear in the rear wheel through the tiny lug hole. I see the spring and the gear but don't see any way of properly adjusting left or right. :confused: Special tools? Tricks? ugh!

bimmer_fahrer
08-15-2005, 12:49 PM
I believe your are supposed to use a screwdriver to turn little adjuster (gear). But I don't recall which direction tightens / loosens.

iskjk
08-15-2005, 03:55 PM
screw driver will not turn it. Already tried....

AG
08-15-2005, 05:43 PM
It's not really "turn" left or right, but more along the lines of "push" the gear towards the front or rear of the car.

Pelican Parts has a nice write up (with pics) that is on their website. It's for an E36 but the procedure is the same.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/E36-Ebrake_Adjustment/E36-Ebrake_Adjustment.htm