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Old 11-06-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
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Hi, I searched first and can't find any info on adjusting the parking brake. I failed inspection, so got to get it done. The older RDX has an internal and external adjustment. Is there an internal adjustment on the newer one or do I have to take the tires off? Thanks
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I tried this on My 2013 and it is the same.
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Is the parking brake on one wheel or two?
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I have to do it then, my parking brake only locks the left rear wheel.
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What do you suppose the dealer gets for adjustment? I think "check adjustment" is part of B1.
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What do you suppose the dealer gets for adjustment? I think "check adjustment" is part of B1.
Probably 1 hr labor, same as changing a cabin air filter, even though it takes 3 minutes to do, all shops charge 1 hr min.

My pedal clicks 10 times, will do it soon, it's a DIY job.
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Mine doesn't have the adjusting screw at the pedal, must be because I have an early built RDX. I'll adjust at the wheels, I'll press the pedal 5 clicks and adjust the rear wheels until they don't turn anymore and see if it will be enough, I'll go by trial and error until it locks using only 5-7 clicks on the pedal, I'll do it in a few weeks when I put on the KYB shocks.

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Probably 1 hr labor, same as changing a cabin air filter, even though it takes 3 minutes to do, all shops charge 1 hr min.

My pedal clicks 10 times, will do it soon, it's a DIY job.

My dealer charges $85 to swap both filters, including parts.
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I just adjusted my parking brakes, like in the video, jacked it up in the middle and removed both rear wheels, but here's a tip to make it easy, put 3 clicks on the parking brake pedal, then adjust to make it so that you can barely turn the wheel hubs by grabbing onto the bolts (use gloves), then it will result in 5 clicks once the car is done (6 clicks if you push real hard).
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