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Offline oldcryptian

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Electronic handbrake
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:52:25 pm »
Grateful for any advice on effecting a hill start with an electronic handbrake.  Having to hold with the footbrake after releasing the handbrake seems a risky business with the car potentially rolling backwards - particularly if there are vehicles behind! 

Offline Bert321

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Re: Electronic handbrake
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 12:10:36 am »
Doesn't it release automatically when you press the accelerator and let the clutch out? 

Offline rmvf

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Re: Electronic handbrake
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 01:10:07 am »
read up hill hold assist in the manual, someone correct me if I am wrong just going by my model
Also running a pearl white petrol sport nav from 30/04/ 2012

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Re: Electronic handbrake
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 11:27:17 pm »
The electronic handbrake releases automatically so no need to hold on the foot brake. Just pull away as normal and the handbrake will release automatically.

Hill hold assist is useful if you haven’t engaged the handbrake. Holds the car on a hill for 2-3 seconds allowing you to pull away without rolling back.

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Re: Electronic handbrake
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 12:31:11 pm »
The hill start initially I Did not think much of it  but using it for 3 months or so I love it . takes the balancing on the clutch and brakes out of the equation

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Re: Electronic handbrake
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 12:31:11 pm »