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Old 01-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just curious if anybody had any idea what this part is used for. In the spare tire well, where the jack is, there is a long metal rod, probably 2' long. It looks like a very long straight allen wrench. There's a foil sticker on it, wrapped around the base. What is it? and what is it used for?
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Electronic parking brake release tool.
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Not looking at mine it's your jack handle extension I would say.
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Electronic parking brake release tool.
Yep.
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Thanks.
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N/P. Mystery solved.
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Not looking at mine it's your jack handle extension I would say.
That was a stupid answer, I'll look next time
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Also, that tool releases the transmission from PARK when the car is inoperable. No, neither a key nor a screwdriver will work there (wrong size and length). Don't ask me how I know.

Just like in older models (but they could just use a key or screwdriver).
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...OK that's a litte harsh but a picture would be nice for all us visual guys
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oh, thats what it is. does it say in the manual how to use it?
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