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Can Hold Assist be set permanently on?

PembsA3 Mar 15, 2014

  1. PembsA3

    PembsA3 Active Member

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    I know Hold Assist has been the subject of numerous posts but I can't find reference to my particular question... I have Hold Assist optioned on my car. I remember someone on the forum once mentioning that once activated they never had to touch the handbrake or Hold Assist buttons again... Whenever I switch the ign off and on again, the light on the Hold Assist button goes out - so it deactivates on restart. Can I set it to be permanently activated through the MMI settings?
     
  2. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Team Brill Red Audi A3

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    You just press the hold assist button the once and it's on permanently. It's how it works in my car. I've never touched the hand brake as when you are stopped for good, taking your belt off engages the hand brake.
     
  3. PembsA3

    PembsA3 Active Member

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    Does the light on your Hold Assist button stay illuminated after ignition switched off and on again?
     
  4. smk82

    smk82 Active Member

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    No. As MA3RC mentioned, once the hold assist button is pushed its on. When you stop the car and take off your seatbelt the hold assist light will go out, and the parking brake light will turn on. (You'll notice it in the DIS, when Hold assist is working, the parking light will appear green, when hold assist isn't active it will be red).

    When you get in the car and turn on the ignition, the parking brake light will be illuminated, and the hold assist light will turn on once you put your seatbelt on.
     
  5. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    There may be a couple (or more) of occasions where you may find switching off Hold Assist beneficial:

    1. Slow speed forwards and backwards manoeuvring (eg parking in a tight spot)

    2. Automated conveyor type car washes (gasp) - things will get very interesting if you left Hold Assist on !!!!
     
  6. PembsA3

    PembsA3 Active Member

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    Great. Thanks for the clarification.
     

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