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Hi, Does anyone know how to adjust the handbrake on a Accord 2009 Exec? I have removed the panel at the back of the centre console but all I can see are the air vents etc. How do I get further in or do I have to come in through the top?

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Got it. In the console bit where the usb etc is, remove the mat on the bottom. You will see at the front a 2 inch long hinge section. Lift that up and you can get at the adjustment nut with an open spanner. No need to remove the back or anything. Simples.
 

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stonking said:
Got it. In the console bit where the usb etc is, remove the mat on the bottom. You will see at the front a 2 inch long hinge section. Lift that up and you can get at the adjustment nut with an open spanner. No need to remove the back or anything. Simples.
 

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My 09 EX have not acces from bottom of rubber mat, i can not lift up smal part because is integrated part of piece with USB and other connectors.
My recommendation:
1.remove rubber mat from bottom armrest
2. unscrew 2 screws from bottom plastic piece with USB and other 2connectors
3. pry up centre console - where are drink holders
4.unplug connectors - USB and other 2 connectors
5.lift up full piece of plastic where are USB and other 2connectors
You can get acces to adjustment nut, little place with bad acces - thank you japanese engeneers:) spanner 12 to adjust
 

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If this a tourer then why not adjust the shoes, inside the brake drum? Do not over tighten the cables, six clicks on lever is a minimum, any tighter and goodbye linings, or pads as the case may be.
 

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I Would adjust shoes first then adjust at handbrake side if needed
 

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kody33 said:
My 09 EX have not acces from bottom of rubber mat, i can not lift up smal part because is integrated part of piece with USB and other connectors.
My recommendation:
1.remove rubber mat from bottom armrest
2. unscrew 2 screws from bottom plastic piece with USB and other 2connectors
3. pry up centre console - where are drink holders
4.unplug connectors - USB and other 2 connectors
5.lift up full piece of plastic where are USB and other 2connectors
You can get acces to adjustment nut, little place with bad acces - thank you japanese engeneers:) spanner 12 to adjust
You sure about that? under the rubbermat, towards the AUX/USB connectors there is a "hatch" that can be opened on my 09 EX, but its a little hard to open, so you need to use some force with a screwdriver.
 

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My car also has the little hatch (09 EX) and yes a bit of force was required but up it popped and there was the adjusting nut.
 

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I was surprised at how much force was required to open the little hatch, I found it difficult to do the adjusting screw up much so the handbrake is only marginally better than it was.
 
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