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Old 04-21-2004, 06:12   #1 (permalink)
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AU 2/3 cruise control question

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My xr6 au2 ute has cruise control, and being a manual when I hit the brake and the cruise is set to the legal limit 110,it switches it self off,but when I push the clutch in, shouldn't there be a limit switch on the clutch pedal to cut the cruise function as well ,or is mine razzed.
This has caught me by suprise twice now and it cant be right.

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Old 04-21-2004, 06:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: AU 2/3 cruise control question

It doesnt cut out when your in 4th or 5th gear so you can change gears when going up or down hills without having to reset the cruise control.
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Re: AU 2/3 cruise control question

This reminds me of a question I've been meaning to ask... is the cruise control (AU) supposed to brake to keep you at the speed limit or is this throttle control only. Mine appears to let me speed up going down a slope/moderate hill wheras all the cars I've had other than Falcons never allowed this to happen?
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My xr6 au2 ute has cruise control, and being a manual when I hit the brake and the cruise is set to the legal limit 110,it switches it self off,but when I push the clutch in, shouldn't there be a limit switch on the clutch pedal to cut the cruise function as well ,or is mine razzed.
This has caught me by suprise twice now and it cant be right.

what are your thoughts
Yep, I have experienced the same problem but I have not yet established if it is a failed switch on the clutch pedal. The first (and only!) time that I dipped the clutch on the highway (to pluck 4th for an overtaking manoeuvre), the engine went straight to the rev limiter and I almost filled my shorts! WTF?

Every other manual car (with cruise) that I know of disengages the cruise when you press the brake, throttle or clutch pedals. As should be the case.
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Re: AU 2/3 cruise control question

Shouldn't disengage when you press the throttle, the whole idea of that is so you can speed up to overtake etc and it will go back to the constant speed.

As for the clutch pedal good question. My understand was you press the clutch and the cruise control turns off!

Neways I can see the point about dropping from 5 to 4th going up hills.
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Re: AU 2/3 cruise control question

On mine if I depress the clutch the cruise turns off. It's not [I]too[U] bad on the downhill speedup thing. Some work Commode doors I've driven have been shocking with speedups when using cruise on trips. My XF Ghia had a really awesome cruise, hardly moved a few km's either way up or down hills. It was very impressive compared to those work Commode doors.
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Re: AU 2/3 cruise control question

My AU2 One Tonner's cruise switches off when the clutch is depressed, everytime, in every gear. But it is slow to dissengage sometimes and holds the revs up for a second at times. From memory this might've been in 5th while slowing.
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Shouldn't disengage when you press the throttle, the whole idea of that is so you can speed up to overtake etc and it will go back to the constant speed.
This is not the case with my car, or the AUI Fairmont I had before it. Pressing resume will make the car do exactly that, but the CC does disengage when you hit the gas. Maybe the behaviour has changed for BA?

As far as the clutch is concerned, clearly there is something wrong with the switch on mine...
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Re: AU 2/3 cruise control question

If you have cruise set, hitting the following pedals has the following action (this is all from AU1 owners manual):

Brake: disengages cruise
Clutch: disengages cruise
Accelerator: does not disengage cruise - it remembers your setting and returns you to the pre-set speed once you get off the gas.

The speed up can occur not only on down-hill runs, but also on uphill (especially in autos, where the cruise allow the auto to kickback a gear if it needs to). This is normal operation. Cruise control is only a set and forget devicse on a flat road. On hills/twisties, some use of brake and accelerator will be required to maintain a safe speed.
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If you have cruise set, hitting the following pedals has the following action (this is all from AU1 owners manual):

Brake: disengages cruise
Clutch: disengages cruise
Accelerator: does not disengage cruise - it remembers your setting and returns you to the pre-set speed once you get off the gas.
Seems that I must be wrong WRT the throttle - I don't use cruise very often. And even when I do, I always employ a lower gear for overtaking duties regardless of whether it is needed. Music to thy ears...
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