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Old 10-29-2008, 08:25 PM   #26
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The 2008 has that light on the dash so one would assume this would work, however I cannot get it to work on my car defect?
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:52 PM   #27
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The 2008 has that light on the dash so one would assume this would work, however I cannot get it to work on my car defect?
Maybe 2009 only. Do you find such pages in your Owner's Manual?
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:34 AM   #28
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The 2008 has that light on the dash so one would assume this would work, however I cannot get it to work on my car defect?
Won't shut off on mine either. 40+ years of driving a manual, I don't need no stinking hill-ass-ist. RP
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:06 PM   #29
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Maybe 2009 only. Do you find such pages in your Owner's Manual?
Oh, definitely not. If you look at the beginning of this post we already identified this solution as most likely an 09 only. However it should be a feature that can be updated through one of the ecm's on the car.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:24 PM   #30
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However it should be a feature that can be updated through one of the ecm's on the car.
I don't think dealer can reprogram ABS/VDC computer.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:33 PM   #31
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Well it looks like the Incline Start assist is controlled by the clutch swith. The switch is adjustable. But it also controls the cruise control and the starter. Im wondering if I can adjust the switch to not activate the Start Assist while still letting the cruise work. It looks like if I do this it will let the car start with the clutch pedal out, which dosent matter at all. It might be nice to have a remote starter anyways.

Ill do some more research when I can.
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:28 PM   #32
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The procedure is not listed in the 2008 owners manual, anyone confirm it works on 08

hill start assist uses more than just the clutch switch.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:02 PM   #33
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The procedure is not listed in the 2008 owners manual, anyone confirm it works on 08

hill start assist uses more than just the clutch switch.
Is my post the only one that you looked at? There are plenty of posts here that state it DOES NOT work on 08s.

Im fully aware of what the incline start assist uses. It is however controlled by the clutch switch. If you were to take a car in complaining of the system not working that is the first thing they would look at the next thing would be the longitudinal G sensor. That I want to keep working.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:50 PM   #34
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... the next thing would be the longitudinal G sensor. That I want to keep working.
Why? I bet its sole function is to support Hill Start Assist. I doubt any other ABS/VDC behavior changes depending on whether or not you are driving on incline.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:02 PM   #35
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Seems like a nice feature for really steep hills. Why wouldnt it disengage as soon as the clutch starts being released though? Another good idea poorly executed? Dam puters'. Fix it for 2010 SOA!
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:26 AM   #36
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Why? I bet its sole function is to support Hill Start Assist. I doubt any other ABS/VDC behavior changes depending on whether or not you are driving on incline.
It works in conjunction with the DCCD.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:29 AM   #37
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It works in conjunction with the DCCD.
It's available in Impreza's that aren't equipped with DCCD and is completely unrelated to DCCD. It's part of ABS/VDC system.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:17 PM   #38
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On an STI it works in in conjunction with the DCCD as well as ABS and VDC.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:15 PM   #39
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i like the hill holder on my car, its one of the old mechanical ones, works like a charm and it lets go of the break at the last possible moment before the clutch begins to engage
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:37 AM   #40
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i like the hill holder on my car, its one of the old mechanical ones, works like a charm and it lets go of the break at the last possible moment before the clutch begins to engage
too bad the new one is not. It's set on a timer.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:00 AM   #41
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Ehh... I drove manual cars without this feature and had no issues starting the car on steep hills without rolling back more than an inch. I like it mainly because it saves the clutch when starting and parallel parking on steep hills. It tricks me every now and than but I'm sure I'll get used to it at some point...
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:11 PM   #42
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This is my first post. I purchased a 2008 STI this past Saturday and did not know about this feature. I really dislike the feature and would like to know if this works on a 2008 STI. I tried the trick with no success. Now I don't know if VDC is even working properly after messing with it. Anybody have some advice for a newb.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:14 PM   #43
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welcome, I assume you have been driving manual cars for a while. For 08, there is no way to disable the hill assist. The only way I bypass the system is by releasing the brakes before selecting a gear.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:23 PM   #44
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I have seriously looked like a manual newb driving this car. I have killed the engine a couple of times at red lights with this feature engaged. I thought there was something wrong with the car. I thought my breaks were sticking.

I had a 2002 Acura RSX Type S I purchased brand new and can handle the hills where I live.

I guess I will have to learn to live with a useless feature I don't need.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:15 AM   #45
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I hate hill assist!!!! Thanks for info, gonna try it! Question if you disconnect battery will hill assist be back on????? I wonder gonna have to try it!
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:48 AM   #46
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Ehh... I drove manual cars without this feature and had no issues starting the car on steep hills without rolling back more than an inch. I like it mainly because it saves the clutch when starting and parallel parking on steep hills. It tricks me every now and than but I'm sure I'll get used to it at some point...
Just wondering, how does it save the clutch? You're still on a hill and will need to slip the clutch the appropriate amount to get going, right?
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:14 PM   #47
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Just wondering, how does it save the clutch? You're still on a hill and will need to slip the clutch the appropriate amount to get going, right?
Yea but you no longer need to fight the force generated by your car going back an inch or two. Once the car starts moving backwards it creates momentum and it takes more abuse on the clutch to reverse that momentum than to start the car from a still position.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:34 PM   #48
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I hate hill assist!!!! Thanks for info, gonna try it! Question if you disconnect battery will hill assist be back on????? I wonder gonna have to try it!
dont bother, it will always be there. I have disconnected the battery several times, doesnt do anything w/ the hell assist.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:32 AM   #49
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dont bother, it will always be there. I have disconnected the battery several times, doesnt do anything w/ the hell assist.
No good!!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:39 PM   #50
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Im actually starting to get use to it. Once you know when it engages and how long it lasts, its not quite so bad.
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