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Old 06-05-2012, 07:15 AM   #41
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It can be turned off. In fact, you have to activate it by holding the brake as you shift into first (with clutch in).
What car are you talking about?
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #42
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In the European models it's a feature under the "driver assist" menu, and it works fine with the 6 speed manual... although I found it a bit slow to release if you're used to being really quick with the clutch on inclines.

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #43
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What car are you talking about?
Sorry I'm a little confused. I'll be pulling out my manual when I get back.
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Sorry I'm a little confused. I'll be pulling out my manual when I get back.
I think it will tell you that HSA automatically activates with application of the brake on a slope of greater than 4 degrees or so. I guess there is a procedure for deactivating it but it's not as easy as the push of a button like I was alluding to earlier.

The manual does say something like the brake must be fully depressed or something, but that's subjective. HSA comes on frequently for me and I'm just using the brakes like I normally do.
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I think it will tell you that HSA automatically activates with application of the brake on a slope of greater than 4 degrees or so. I guess there is a procedure for deactivating it but it's not as easy as the push of a button like I was alluding to earlier.

The manual does say something like the brake must be fully depressed or something, but that's subjective. HSA comes on frequently for me and I'm just using the brakes like I normally do.
Yeah must of my confusion stems from mt availability, as the manual.reads like it should be there.
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Here's the actual text:

Using hill start assist
The system is activated automatically when the vehicle is stopped on a
slope greater than four degrees. Hill start assist operates with the vehicle
facing downhill if reverse gear is selected.
Activating hill start assist
1. Press the brake pedal to bring the vehicle to a complete standstill.
Keep the brake pedal pressed.
2. If the sensors detect that the vehicle is on a slope, the system will be
activated automatically.
3. When you remove your foot from the brake pedal, the vehicle will
remain on the slope without rolling away for approximately two to three
seconds. This hold time will automatically be extended if you are in the
process of driving off.
4. Drive off in the normal manner. The brakes will be released automatically.
Note: If the engine is revved excessively, hill start assist will be deactivated.

Deactivating hill start assist
To deactivate hill start assist, perform one of the following:
Apply the parking brake.
Drive off uphill without re-applying the brake.
Wait for two to three seconds until the system deactivates
automatically.
For automatic transmissions: If hill start assist is active in D (Drive),
select R (Reverse). If hill start assist is active in R (Reverse), select N
(Neutral).
For manual transmissions: If a forward gear was selected when the
system became active, select reverse gear. If reverse gear was selected
when the system became active, select a forward gear.
Note: If a malfunction is detected in the system, hill start assist will be
deactivated and a warning message will appear in the instrument cluster.
Refer to System warnings and status messages in the Instrument
Cluster chapter for hill start assist messages.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:02 AM   #47
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Preload the clutch, problem solved. Hand brake is for people who shouldn't drive a manual.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #48
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I love all the people here who think they can dictate who should or shouldn't be driving a manual. Get over yourselves already.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #49
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It's my opinion, why do you think anybody should care about yours?
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #50
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Because this is a thread for people sharing information about the availabilty of a specific feature on the car. Your opinion about who should or shouldn't be driving a manual doesn't add to the dis ussion in any meaningful way.
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