Auto Service Professional

FEB 2018

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28 | ASP February 2018 Technical procedure without a scan tool. To enter service mode: 1. Place the ignition switch to the ON posi- tion (engine off). 2. Depress and hold the accelerator pedal to the floor while holding the EPB switch in the release position. Continue to hold the accelerator pedal and EPB switch. 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then return it to the ON position within five seconds while continuing to hold the accelerator pedal and the EPB switch. 4. At this point the EPB system will be in service mode. e yellow EPB indicator will be illuminated on the dash and the Maintenance Mode warning will show on the message center. NOTE: When the system is in service mode, the parking brakes will not function until the mode has been deactivated. 5. Turn the ignition OFF and release both the accelerator pedal and the EPB switch. 6. Perform the needed rear brake service. e Ford caliper piston does not have to be rotated back into the caliper, but does need to be compressed using the proper tool. e use of a C-clamp or pliers may damage the caliper or motor, so they aren't recommended. Exiting service mode, after the repairs are made: 1. Place the ignition switch to the ON posi- tion (engine off). 2. Depress and hold the accelerator pedal to the floor while holding the EPB switch to the apply position. Continue to hold the accelera- tor pedal and EPB switch. 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then return it to the ON position within five seconds while continuing to hold the accelerator pedal and the EPB switch. 4. e EPB system will apply the parking brake and release it into the proper position. 5. Release the accelerator pedal and the EPB switch. Dodge/Jeep integrated EPB system caliper servicing without a scan tool e EPB service mode can be entered following the menu driven instructions on the Uconnect driver's information screen on some Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep models equipped with the integrated EPB system. You enter the brakes area from the settings screen and simply follow the on-screen instructions. After the repair is completed, the service mode must be exited again using the Ucon- nect screen (a scan tool can be used as well). Honda integrated EPB system caliper servicing without a scan tool Honda is using an EPB-integrated caliper on some of their newer models. A scan tool is the favored method of retracting the rear calipers for service, but they also have a factory recommended method if the appropriate scan tool isn't available. e factory service manual instructs you to: 1. Turn the key to the OFF position. 2. Remove the two bolts retaining the electric parking brake actuator from the back of the caliper assembly. 3. Using a T45 Torx driver, turn the spindle shaft on the caliper 360 degrees clockwise to release the parking brake. Make sure the parking brake is released, and if not, repeat the turn of the worm gear shaft 360 degrees. 4. Remove the caliper and using a This group of screen shots shows the procedure to enter service mode for rear brake repair on a 2017 Jeep Renegade. It can all be done on the Uconnect dash touch screen without a scan tool.

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