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#1 nordberg

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:53 PM

Any tips for doing a hill start with the electronic handbrake. I've got a loaner for the next fortnight or so, but I'm struggling with this handbrake a bit. Is there some way to keep the handbrake engaged whilst balancing the clutch?

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#2 stig414

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:07 PM

Not sure I understand where you're coming from? The handbrake holds the car still, when you want to go, just drive away as normal and ignore handbrake, it comes off on its own. My auto does this, and so did the 2.0tdi A6 loaner I had with a manual box. Apologies if I have missunderstood your question /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

#3 TDiAvant

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:52 PM

It will only disengage if you have your seatbelt on, if you don't then you have to push the handbrake button down.

#4 UBM

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:13 PM

RTFM /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jump.gif

#5 nordberg

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:36 PM

[ QUOTE ]
RTFM /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jump.gif

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If I had one I would... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smashfreakB.gif

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#6 UBM

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:37 PM

Look in the glovebox!
That's where the manual was for the A6 I had last week! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif

#7 nordberg

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:37 PM

[ QUOTE ]
Not sure I understand where you're coming from? The handbrake holds the car still, when you want to go, just drive away as normal and ignore handbrake, it comes off on its own. My auto does this, and so did the 2.0tdi A6 loaner I had with a manual box. Apologies if I have missunderstood your question /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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Fair enough... I tried that but it didn't feel like it wanted to move. Will try again now I know...

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#8 stig414

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:40 PM

Did it work?

#9 AvantSE

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 08:49 AM

Not sure I like this trend for electronic handbrakes - not as satisfying and reassuring as pulling a mechanical lever and feeling the handbrake is applied.

The fact that the new Passat has an electronic one put me off buying it.
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#10 Nelson_R32

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 09:01 AM

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Not sure I like this trend for electronic handbrakes - not as satisfying and reassuring as pulling a mechanical lever and feeling the handbrake is applied.

The fact that the new Passat has an electronic one put me off buying it.

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But IIRC the Passat has the Electric Hill Hold as standard which is a great feature. Means you don't get the problems this thread was started for /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif

#11 AvantSE

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:10 PM

Yup, but I still hated it.
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#12 Dilligaf10

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 12:57 PM

I think the electronic handbrake is brilliant on my A6 3.0TDi. I find it extremely useful at traffic lights etc. Just leave it in drive, flip the handbrake on and just press the throttle when traffic is clear. Saves having to hold the car on the footbrake. I do a lot of mileage, most of it in cities so take a lot of stress and strain off. Really miss it on wifes Mercedes.




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