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Old 08-06-2009, 07:45 AM   #1
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Default 1996 SL-1, parking/emergency brake button sprung out

Anyone had this problem? I've read its simple to fix it but haven't found out how yet. It looks simple enough, on the right side of the handle, there is a 4 head screw. I guess take the screw out and open it up....? What do I need to buy? I want to try to fix it without going to a mechanic... I'm can't afford to be robbed today.
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Anyone had this problem? I've read its simple to fix it but haven't found out how yet.
When you open it up, you'll see how it fits together. There's a pin that holds it in. Someone fixed it recently with a piece of Q-tip. I'll try and search for that later for you unless you or someone else finds it first, gotta go now...
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Default Re: 1996 SL-1, parking/emergency brake button sprung out

Here's the thread, good pictures:
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=142078
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Default Re: 1996 SL-1, parking/emergency brake button sprung out

I appreciate you posting that link for me. I went to that link you posted. What that other guy did, with the Q-tip isn't really what I had in mind. I just called the advanced auto parts store and he said doesn't have that part and there is no way he can get it..... (don't know if hes telling the truth). But I'm about to head out to a junk yard right now and get what I need off a junked saturn. Thanks for your info though.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:38 PM   #5
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So Easy A Caveman Can Do It.........

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What that other guy did, with the Q-tip isn't really what I had in mind.
Oh, personally I wouldn't use a Q-tip, either but below that was a suggestion (Colonel Hoganm iirc ) to use JB Weld, which seems reasonable.

Or do it the richpin way ^ ^ ^ (haven't looked at taht one yet)
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So Easy A Caveman Can Do It.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCbsYlUoZE4
Hi Richpin! I've started to do my own repairs on my SL2 and have figured out how to do most of what I wanted to do. Your videos have been invaluable with the stuff that I wasn't too sure about. It's one thing to read about how to do something, seeing it done adds a whole new dimension and makes it much easier. Keep up the great work!!
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Default Re: 1996 SL-1, parking/emergency brake button sprung out

Damn I wish I had that youtube video sooner! lol. That piece was a pain to remove from the junk yard. It was a pain trying to install it myself on my car. I ended up going to a mechanic that my dad knew well and he put it on for $5. The part at the junkyard was $1. But hey, its fixed thats the good news.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:20 PM   #9
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Richpin I like the videos on your youtube account. I'm definitely going to bookmark your page and check into it whenever I need some future repairs.
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Default Re: 1996 SL-1, parking/emergency brake button sprung out

Richpin,
Thanks for the great YouTube video clip of the handbrake repair!

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Default Re: 1996 SL-1, parking/emergency brake button sprung out

My button broke on mine yesterday, popping out about half an inch from the handle. Since I didn't know what was going on, I just pushed it back in. Then it sprung out and hit the dash. Now I can't find it. Must've gone into the vent openings.

If I still can't find it, I suppose I'll be off to the junkyard soon.
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:40 AM   #12
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Default Re: 1996 SL-1, parking/emergency brake button sprung out

Thanks to info on here and Richpin's videos, the brake situation was a super easy fix. Only $5.26 at the local junkyard for the part (which includes a $4 entry fee). And now I know the location of the Saturns in that junkyard, so finding them next time will be easier when I need something else.
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Default Re: 1996 SL-1, parking/emergency brake button sprung out

I just had to do this today. I drilled a 3/32 hole through the button and the lever, then cut a piece of a 4D finish nail to fit in the hole. I thought it seemed more substancial than a piece of q tip.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:47 PM   #14
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Default Re: 1996 SL-1, parking/emergency brake button sprung out

I did the same thing but used a paper clip to thread through the hole after I drilled it.
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