I went out to my car this morning like I always do to go to work and had some trouble. It was pretty cold here in Boston last night (~20F) and I left my car in neutral with the brake on (as I always do). I have an 03 GTI 1.8T, manual (obviously).
This morning I got in and put the ebrake down and started driving like normal. I realized my car was struggling a bit so I figured my ebrake was on. I stopped the car, and lifted the handle up to check if there was any resistance, and sure enough nothing. The handle went all the way up with absolutely no resistance whatsoever.
I ended up taking my roommates car to work, but I was hoping you guys would be able to help me. How do I get this e-brake unfrozen? I left my car running for a while (~45 minutes) and nothing changed, the handle still freely moves up and down.
Anyone got any ideas?