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Gallardo handbrake not holding and went limp. Upon further investigation I saw that the metal connector had come off the two cables. Does anyone know if the centre metal connector should be bent like this? If not what is the part number? Thanks!
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Mine looks like that but granted I have to pull the lever all the way up for it to engage. I want to say no it's not supposed to be like that. Let me see if I can find the part number because I've been doing some brake recon recently.
 

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I found a part number but it seems it's for the entire brake handle. They sell the brake handle w/ that part included.

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Gallardo handbrake not holding and went limp. Upon further investigation I saw that the metal connector had come off the two cables. Does anyone know if the centre metal connector should be bent like this? If not what is the part number? Thanks! View attachment 290803
The connector is bend, but left and right side looks very uneven on your car.
I’ve done a lot of work on the handbrake. Taken apart the calibers rear and cleaned everything and greased every moving part. I also sucked oil thru the cables, to make them operate smooth.
 

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Yes the connector is meant to have a bend in it...

It looks like the right hand cable has snapped, they do this near the handbrake caliper as the cable goes 90 degrees around a pulley, have a look under the car to check, or try pulling on the right hand cable where you can see it in your photo.

I just replaced both handbrake cables, if you decide to do this, I would suggest greasing the rubber grommets with some rubber safe grease before installing, as it took me quite a long time to feed the cable through and seat the grommets correctly.
 

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Yes the connector is meant to have a bend in it...

It looks like the right hand cable has snapped, they do this near the handbrake caliper as the cable goes 90 degrees around a pulley, have a look under the car to check, or try pulling on the right hand cable where you can see it in your photo.

I just replaced both handbrake cables, if you decide to do this, I would suggest greasing the rubber grommets with some rubber safe grease before installing, as it took me quite a long time to feed the cable through and seat the grommets correctly.
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so I did some additional recon and found this on youtube. If you can find yourself a golf MKIV 2005 you can get that adjustment clip for the car.

Min. 1:33 is your friend.

I've gone on the VW website but they have an odd form of laying out the parts. I can't find the handbrake for the life of me.
 

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Having owned no less than a dozen VW's I can tell you that the metal handbrake part you're looking for is the same on any of the MK4, MK5, MK6, and probably MK7 VW cars. My advice would be to go to your local salvage yard, auto recycler, pick your part, etc. and get one out of a smashed up VW. It will probably cost you all of about 2 dollars. Plus you wont have to wait weeks to get it.
 

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Having owned no less than a dozen VW's I can tell you that the metal handbrake part you're looking for is the same on any of the MK4, MK5, MK6, and probably MK7 VW cars. My advice would be to go to your local salvage yard, auto recycler, pick your part, etc. and get one out of a smashed up VW. It will probably cost you all of about 2 dollars. Plus you wont have to wait weeks to get it.
Nice, nice find. We can thank VW and Lambo collaboration on this one. Vs quadruple the price :)
 
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