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CyberPMG
12-21-2005, 08:10 AM
First of all, I'd like to thank Greg (400HPA4) for the chance to buy a piece of the new B7 RS4 to be used in my very own B6 A4.

My RS4 emergency brake (e-brake) handle arrived in the mail.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4972.jpg

Here it is out of the bag. Note the metal clip at the bottom, you'll need a long thin screwdriver to pry against that to take the old one off.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4973.jpg

Here's the tools used:
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4974.jpg

Step 1: Lift up the armrest and pull up the e-brake as high as it can go.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4975.jpg

Step 2: Locate the metal tab on the existing e-brake handle. Pull the cover up a bit so you can expose the metal tab.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4976.jpg

Step 3: Use the screwdriver to pry away (gently) the metal tab while pulling the e-brake cover up and off.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4978.jpg

Here it is with the cover completely off:
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4979.jpg

OEM USP vs OEM RS4:
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4980.jpg

Step 4: Slide the RS4 e-brake cover back on making sure the metal tab clips back in.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4982.jpg

RS4 e-brake installed (yes the car is very dirty... it's well below freezing with snow and ice in Ohio):
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4984.jpg

It goes perfectly with the Ultrasport interior... especially the shift knob and the steering wheel which also has the perforated leather (a.k.a. air leather):
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/806100_4985.jpg

That's it. Takes 5 minutes to do from start to end. [race]