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The handbrake lever is not going down fully and caused the n/s rear drum to stick I have checked all drums and shoes but found the fault is on the front cable inside the centre console. I think something is jammed underneath it as I rattled and freed off the cable from underneath and it started working again!!

Checked to see how to remove centre console not sure if its a short or long as the cassette holder looks more like a cubby hole but it seems to be a lot of grief just access the cable to see whats causing the problem!!!

So before I start does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to access it???
 

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Casting my memory back to when I had a couple of 405s I seem to remember the handbrake cables used to be susceptible to stretching. I would suggest you have a complete new cable ready to fit if you are stripping the center console down.
If the cable is stretched it may have a kink in it and getting stuck, hence not releasing the brake shoes. Lots of grease and a new cable should correct it if I'm right.
I'm guessing from memory so I'm not 100% on this..

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Thanks for the advice, I managed to unscrew and raise the back of the console just to see if I could feel anything trapped there but I suspect you are probably right and the cable maybe kinked. I will investigate a little further and update later
 

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Just a quick update found out that the car is fitted with the low level console but it is difficult to tell which one is which unless it is fitted with a cassette holder. The only other thing of note is to remove the front ashtray in the centre console to all access to the gear stick surround so that it can be lifted up to allow the console to be withdrawn..
 
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