458 Secret handshake to activate the electronic parking brake?

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by ekosan, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. ekosan

    ekosan Rookie

    Apr 25, 2006
    Monroe, NJ
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    When I first looked at the Speciale in May, someone said something about the EPB module being updated to a newer version. I told my dealer this and they had no idea what I was talking about. Many when I come to a stop and pull the EPB lever, nothing happens other than I see "HOLD" in the dash. Pulling the lever again only gets rid of the HOLD and pulling it again brings it back. What's the deal? TIA!
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  3. enzom

    enzom Rookie

    Oct 24, 2004
    Good question. I just took delivery of a 2015 Speciale this week and I need to pull the owner's manual to figure out how to park it at the top of my driveway. Sometimes pulling the lever engages the parking brake. Sometimes it does not.
  4. unogib

    unogib Formula Junior
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    Jun 26, 2006
    Agreed. Although I find if I open the door then it always engages. Just a little
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  5. up4speed

    up4speed F1 Rookie
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    Feb 16, 2012
    Long Island, NY
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    I noticed the same thing. It puts it on "HOLD", until the door opens, then it's on "BRAKE"
    However, I think there's a little bit more to it as well. I'm not sure of the pattern, but it may put it on hold for a certain amount of time, then apply the BRAKE. I'm not sure though. The only 100% situation is the open door thing

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