DS BVH parking brake
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    Fellow Frogger!
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    Mar 2003

    Icon5 DS BVH parking brake

    Hi, my DS21 BVH parking brake is useless. It may just need adjustment - an interesting task I understand!

    It may need new pads - I have some good S/H ones.
    I have a factory manual and a copy of the Haynes, but neither lists how to change the pads. I have a good drawing of the unit and its bits but still don't understand how the pads are retained. I am hoping that I don't need to take the calipers off.

    Both manuals show only the cable for a LHD car. Is there an accessible adjustment for our RHD models?

    All bright ideas are most welcome.


    Citroen DS21 Pallas 1970 Renault 16TS 1976 Renault 5TS 1981

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    Fellow Frogger! CorneSoutAfrica's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    South Africa


    Hi Don

    I know the manual has got an adjustment screw at the firewall, but can't remember if the handbrake cable on the BVH can be adjusted. I would suggest that you adjust the brakepads at the caliper, a thin 14mm spanner should fit in there to adjust the screw that pushes against the brakepad.

    The only way I know to replace the handbrakepads is unfortunately loosen the handbrake caliper and lift it off/away from the brake disc. PITA job!!

    Best of luck
    1968 ID21 break
    1971 DS21 IE BVH Rouge de grenade (Madamoiselle Rouge)
    1974 DS Pallas Sable metalisse My first restoration (Edith) Now BVH
    1973 DS pallas Metallic red. "Rusty"

    1947 Traction Avant


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