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It was relatively nice today, and I knew my brakes needed new pads soon, and I didn't wanna pay out the ass at a garage; so I went over to my dad's house, which has a relatively level cement driveway, and also my jack and stands because I didn't take them when I moved. Started easy enough, the fronts went on with minimal issues.
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Next came the rears, which presented a fairly unique challenge. As most everyone here knows, every sport model Elantra GT has the electric parking brake.
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Lo and behold, I tried to push the piston back and it wouldn't budge. 30 minutes of frantic googling later, I found a demonstration of how to set the parking brake motors into "maintenance mode" manually.
There are 2 allen-head screws (4mm I believe) holding the unit on.
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Once that's removed, take a larger Allen key (I don't remember the size) and put it into the 12point slot the gear on the motor goes into, and turn it clockwise until it stops.
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You can then press the caliper piston home and get on with your brake job.

Once everything is done and back together, make sure to set the parking brake so it puts itself back where it needs to be. Just pull the switch, and you'll hear it crank for a bit until it's set, then you can use it (or not) as normal.

Not bad for a moron who's never taken an auto repair class in his life, I think.
 

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No, the shipping was gonna take too long. I had kinda put this off for too long as it was, so I got some car quest ceramic pads from advance. They are working well so far, but the hardware that came with them didn't fit so I had to use the original hardware.
 

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It was relatively nice today, and I knew my brakes needed new pads soon, and I didn't wanna pay out the ass at a garage; so I went over to my dad's house, which has a relatively level cement driveway, and also my jack and stands because I didn't take them when I moved. Started easy enough, the fronts went on with minimal issues. View attachment 2000
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Next came the rears, which presented a fairly unique challenge. As most everyone here knows, every sport model Elantra GT has the electric parking brake. View attachment 2003

Lo and behold, I tried to push the piston back and it wouldn't budge. 30 minutes of frantic googling later, I found a demonstration of how to set the parking brake motors into "maintenance mode" manually.
There are 2 allen-head screws (4mm I believe) holding the unit on. View attachment 2004

Once that's removed, take a larger Allen key (I don't remember the size) and put it into the 12point slot the gear on the motor goes into, and turn it clockwise until it stops. View attachment 2005
You can then press the caliper piston home and get on with your brake job.

Once everything is done and back together, make sure to set the parking brake so it puts itself back where it needs to be. Just pull the switch, and you'll hear it crank for a bit until it's set, then you can use it (or not) as normal.

Not bad for a moron who's never taken an auto repair class in his life, I think.
It was relatively nice today, and I knew my brakes needed new pads soon, and I didn't wanna pay out the ass at a garage; so I went over to my dad's house, which has a relatively level cement driveway, and also my jack and stands because I didn't take them when I moved. Started easy enough, the fronts went on with minimal issues. View attachment 2000
View attachment 2002
View attachment 2001

Next came the rears, which presented a fairly unique challenge. As most everyone here knows, every sport model Elantra GT has the electric parking brake. View attachment 2003

Lo and behold, I tried to push the piston back and it wouldn't budge. 30 minutes of frantic googling later, I found a demonstration of how to set the parking brake motors into "maintenance mode" manually.
There are 2 allen-head screws (4mm I believe) holding the unit on. View attachment 2004

Once that's removed, take a larger Allen key (I don't remember the size) and put it into the 12point slot the gear on the motor goes into, and turn it clockwise until it stops. View attachment 2005
You can then press the caliper piston home and get on with your brake job.

Once everything is done and back together, make sure to set the parking brake so it puts itself back where it needs to be. Just pull the switch, and you'll hear it crank for a bit until it's set, then you can use it (or not) as normal.

Not bad for a moron who's never taken an auto repair class in his life, I think.
How many miles on your car when you did the brake job?
 
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