DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Providing you have basic tools yes, piece of cake.
Lift the back of the car (no need to remove the wheels) and ask an assistant to operate the handbrake, on the side that's still connected see how much the lever on the caliper moves, see if the broken side will move a similar amount by hand. If it's siezed (after all something caused the cable to break) then it's wheel off, brake pads off and squirt some lubricant under the piston boot, wind the piston in/out a few times to see if you can free the mechanism up. Don't forget you'll need a wind-back tool to do this.
Take the tension off the handbrake by loosening the adjuster under the handbrake lever gaiter, about half-way along the car is the point where the two cables meet, it's very obvious how it all comes apart and goes back together.