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May 17, 2018, 09:52:25 PM

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Hill descent
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:52:25 PM »
Evening all

just a question on the hill descent button,
went out other day and some steep hills down,   the auto box changed down on its own,
then i remembered the switch,   
am i supposed to press it on a hill or what and how does it work
thanks
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May 17, 2018, 10:26:21 PM
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Re: Hill descent
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 10:26:21 PM »
Hill decent is only really needed on snow/ ice / loose surface seriously steep events usually off road.
I think Ito lay works bellow 20 mph.
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May 18, 2018, 06:52:23 AM
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Re: Hill descent
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 06:52:23 AM »
Only for use on very steep hills for a short distance.  It works by using the brakes to control speed down to around 5mph - and you can use the throttle to keep between 3 & 15mph and you can set it on the cruise control.  It auto disconnects at 35mph.

What you felt was the speed being controlled as you braked going down a hill.  If you brake gently for more than a few seconds, the gearbox drops down (usually to 3rd) to give you engine braking until you next accelerate.

My wife thinks the button looks like a duck........ :(
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May 18, 2018, 03:56:54 PM
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Re: Hill descent
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 03:56:54 PM »
Many thanks for educating , indeed not many steep hills to use it on in normal driving.
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