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Pelican Technical Article:

Handbrake Lever Upgrade

Gert Carnewal


1-2 hours






Flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, metric socket set.

Applicable Models:

Porsche 993 Carrera (1995-98)
Porsche 993 Carrera 4 (1995-98)
Porsche 993 Carrera 4S (1996-98)
Porsche 993 Carrera S (1998)
Porsche 993 Targa (1996-98)
Porsche 993 Turbo (1996-97)

Performance Gain:

New hand brake style choices.

Complementary Modification:

Swap the shift knob to compliment the new hand brake style.

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How to change the hand brake in case you want to install an aluminum/carbon or aluminum leather hand brake lever

To take out the basket #10 (picture of Console) : 

Remove the rubber piece #11 out of the basket on the end of the console. 
Remove screw #19 from the basket until you can take out #10 To remove cover#9 
Remove 3 screws #19 : 2 are one the back of the cover plate #9, one site under the hand brake lever. Lift up the cover and slide it forward, over the hand brake lever. 

To remove the hand brake lever: (See attached picture of hand brake) 

Remove clips #22 with the tip of a flat screwdriver Slide out pin #21 Loosen nut #26 (key =13mm) , there is a counter nut (M8, key = 13mm) not shown on this drawing that needs to be removed as well. Both nuts need to be removed from # 18 
Push down the hand brake lever and slide it forward to get it out. This goes very easy if the hand brake is pushed down a little while moving it forward. Once the old lever is out, remove #18, #19, #20 and install these parts on the new lever. 
For installation of the new lever, you have to push knob#17 


To adjust the handbrake travel : 
When you pull up the hand brake you should hear 5 to 6 "clicks". Tighten nut #26 to achieve this, then tighten the counter nut. 

The new lever is a bit wider then the original hand brake lever. 
For the installation of cover plate#9, pull on both sides of the cover plate so the opening for the lever get a bit wider while you slide the plate over the new hand brake lever. In this case you don't damage the aluminum or the leather. 

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