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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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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:D
 

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200 but not more than 300.. so you better keep count lol
 

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Hopefully no one ever needs to do that. When mine failed intermittently, it always failed to turn on the parking brake. So I just carried around some quality wheel chocks and never parked on an incline. :rolleyes:
 

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Mine failed...$550 to fix. Gimme back a manual parking brake.:28:
 

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OMG

I just read sec. 9-16 on the EPB release.

it's official, I hate the EPB. one more reason to keep my cars running.
 

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