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Used BMW Handbrake Cables

All used BMW Handbrake Cables listed on are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for BMW from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Handbrake Cables

The BMW handbrake cable is an essential part of your vehicle’s braking system. It is connected from the handbrake to the parking brake which is connected to the rear wheels of the vehicle using a locking nut.  It is used to operate the emergency handbrake. The handbrake is also used when parking on uneven ground or on a slope in order to stop the vehicle from rolling. It is therefore essential that you keep the handbrake and the attached cable in good condition at all times, being careful to ensure that it is properly tensioned for optimum performance. This tension can be determined using an adjuster and the guide bracket that is attached to the wheel. 

As the BMW handbrake cable is used regularly, it can be prone to general wear and tear and fraying, as well as stretching through overuse. Because of the importance of this cable, it is essential to replace it as soon as you notice it’s damaged. 

The BMW handbrake cable can also become stuck and not move freely. If this is the case, you can first try lubricating the cable to see if this helps it move more easily. If this doesn’t help a replacement cable will be necessary.

BMW trivia

  • Pop Art legend Andy Warhol was asked to hand paint a BMW, and he did the whole thing on a full-sized model in 24 minutes. He said afterwards, "I adore the car, it's much better than a work of art."
  • The Cold War affected BMW sales so significantly that the company was nearly bought out by their arch-rivals Mercedes in 1959. A silent investor saved the company, but the rivalry between BMW and Mercedes Benz is ongoing.
  • Everyone knows what the BMW logo looks like, but do you know what it represents? Most people think it's inspired by propellers (because of BMW's aviation history), but it's really just the same colour scheme as the Bavarian flag and was designed to showcase Bavaria.
  • Electric cars might be all the rage now, but BMW built their first one in 1972 and called it the BMW 1602e. It didn't quite make it to market though, thanks to the fact that it could only hold a twenty-minute charge.
  • The BMW company was founded way back in 1916 and originally manufactured engines for planes. High demand for plane engines during WWI was good news for BMW, but they carried on making plane engines right up until 1945.