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Emergency / hand brake release button rattle

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2005 Outback XT Limited.

I've noticed the emergency / hand brake release button frequently rattles / vibrates.

Lately, I've been just resting my hand on it to keep it from making noise.

I'm curious if this is a common issue, and / or how others have addressed it.
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Never had this on my 07. I wonder if the handbrake cable adjustment has backed off so much that there's no tension on the ratchet that the button connects to. Or perhaps the cable has broken -- does the parking brake work? And if it does, there should be something like 6 "clicks" to bring it from the fully released position to "brake-applied". If the handle is coming up 8 or more clicks, it could be that the adjustment is way off.
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