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How do you adjust the handbrake cable on a 1999 Holden Astra?

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Assuming this is the same as a UK astra,remove the centre console and gaiter from around the handbrake lever until you see the adjuster nut.Jack up the rear so the wheels are free.Let the adjustment right off the handbrake.Press the footbrake five or six times to ensure the drums are fully adjusted,then pull the handbrake on/off five times.Same if you have rear discs.Ensure the rear wheels rotate freely.Then pull the handbrake on three clicks,adjust the cable until the rear wheels are hard to turn(not locked up).Handbrake off and ensure wheels still free.Rear wheels should be fully braked with four or five clicks.

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