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Cruise Control and Clutch Pedal

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by maninthestreet, Jan 18, 2010.

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    The handbook states that the cruise control will deactivate after pressing the clutch pedal for a 'relatively long time'. This interval seems to be at least 5 seconds - this doesnt sound too long, but at 70mph the car will cover over 170 yards. I'm used to driving a car where the cruise control deactivated as soon as the clutch pedal was pressed - does anyone know if this is at all possible with the A3 cruise control?
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    You can deactivate the cruise with the flip of a switch or just by changing gear, braking or accelrating manually. Why would you want to hold the clutch in for 5 seconds?
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    Exactly my point- I want the cruise control to deactivate as soon as the clutch pedal is pressed, not have to keep it pressed for 5 seconds.
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    On my car, as soon as I touch the clutch pedal, cruise control disengages?
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    What year is your car? Mine is the 2010 MY, and the Driver's handbook explicitly states the clutch pedal has to be pressed for a relatively long period for the CC to deactivate.
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    Manufactured dec 2008, received 2009 february audi S3.

    Cant remember what my manual says, but pretty sure that's how the car actually behaves.
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    Surely once you change gear anyway you will be hitting the accelerator to speed up?

    Or are you engine braking? if so, do you blip the throttle on down change?
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    In my previous 2 cars I got used to just nudging the clutch pedal to deactivate the CC temporarily, which would result in the car slowing down via engine braking.
    It just seems odd that the Audi requires the clutch pedal to be pressed for at least 5 seconds to deactivate the CC.
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    Why not just flick the cruise control stalk to deactivate it? After all, that's what it's there for. OK you're already used to using the clutch, but you'll soon get used to using the stalk.
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    Got a MY08 car and as soon as i press the cluth or brake the CC deactivates.
    Acceleration though does nothing
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    Cruise should not disengage with the Accelerator anyway. the reason its five seconds is you might want to change gear but hold the speed in the cruise. On a DSG it stays engaged during gear changes anyway. If i want to disengage then the slightest touch of the brake does it.
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    A dab of the brakes can often un-nerve motorists behind, I much prefer to use the control on the steering column.
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    I am talking about a micro second and barely enough to light the brake light. Lets face it if you in cruise you probably not in heavy traffic so no one is going to be up your...eh...rear end anyway.i if someone is un-nerved by that they are too close anyway
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    :iagree:
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    Cruise in my s3 disengages when I touch the clutch
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