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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Parking Brake Activation Switch R&R

Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual / Brakes / Parking Brake Activation Switch R&R

1. Remove the front floor console accessory trim plate upper, Fig. 1.
2. Remove parking brake actuator switch bolts, Fig. 1.
3. Remove parking brake actuator switch, Fig. 1.
4. Reverse procedure to install.

Fig. 1

Parking brake activation switch in the Chevrolet Captiva is an essential component of the parking brake system, allowing drivers to engage and disengage the parking brake easily. Located within easy reach of the driver, typically on the center console or dashboard, the parking brake activation switch can be operated by hand or foot, depending on the vehicle's design.

When the parking brake activation switch is engaged, it activates the parking brake mechanism, which applies pressure to the rear brake pads or shoes, depending on the vehicle's braking system. This action prevents the vehicle from rolling or moving when parked, providing additional security and safety.

It's crucial to ensure that the parking brake activation switch is functioning correctly and that the parking brake engages and disengages smoothly. Regular maintenance and inspection of the parking brake system, including the activation switch, are necessary to ensure optimal performance and safety while driving the Chevrolet Captiva (C100, C140). If any issues or abnormalities are detected, it's recommended to have the system inspected and serviced by a qualified technician to address any potential issues promptly.

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