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Posted: 11 June 2011 at 23:51 | IP Logged Quote michaeld

Recently I've had the above warning come on sometimes when I've started the car. It stays on for about a minute but then clears itself. I'm not too worried as I have never noticed it doing anything useful but I wonder why it is not working occasionally.
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Posted: 12 June 2011 at 00:33 | IP Logged Quote bannowhog

"Hill Holder" = hand brake? is it eletrically operated?

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Posted: 12 June 2011 at 00:56 | IP Logged Quote michaeld

No the Hillholder is not the handbrake. It's a feature that holds the Front brakes (I think) on for a few seconds on an upward hill after the footbrake is released........it helps to prevent the car rolling backwards on a hill when starting.

This is one of the "safety" features that I don't agree in. Learn how to do a hill start rather than let the car do the work for you......having said that, I like the way automatics hold the car on a hill without the handbrake.
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Posted: 12 June 2011 at 09:23 | IP Logged Quote CJ Romeo

Its an ABS function, its not a seperate component - check the battery volts Michael and also the clutch and brake pedal switches - is your cruise control working and does the car know the handbrake is on?

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Posted: 12 June 2011 at 12:43 | IP Logged Quote bannowhog

ara in our day a 'hill holder' was to slip the clutch, hand brakes were optional

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Posted: 12 June 2011 at 14:41 | IP Logged Quote michaeld

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Its an ABS function, its not a seperate component - check the battery volts Michael and also the clutch and brake pedal switches - is your cruise control working and does the car know the handbrake is on?



I'll check the battery and try to find out where the clutch and brake switches are. Cruise control is working fine.

It only happens occasionally and just when I start the car.

I've no idea if the car knows the handbrake is on as I don't have that many conversations with it......I'll check later though.
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Posted: 12 June 2011 at 21:39 | IP Logged Quote michaeld

Noddy Holder is working fine. I've had the warning about four times in the last couple of months but it's not something I'm going to worry about. The hill holder makes it easier to start on a hill without using the handbrake.
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Posted: 13 June 2011 at 09:30 | IP Logged Quote CJ Romeo

Make sure your cruise control is working, that confirms the pedal and gearbox sensors.

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Posted: 13 June 2011 at 17:04 | IP Logged Quote michaeld

Cruise control is working.........I'll need to wait until the fault occurs again and check then.......but it clears itself pretty quickly.
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Posted: 15 June 2011 at 18:47 | IP Logged Quote Cyderdelic

Mine does the same intermittently whilst driving along. I think its one of the pedal sensors, but it clears quickly

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Posted: 29 August 2011 at 21:14 | IP Logged Quote michaeld

It hasn't happened for a while but came on today when I hit a speedbump so maybe there is something loose.....maybe round the front wheels?
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Posted: 30 August 2011 at 08:43 | IP Logged Quote CJ Romeo

It happens every time my wife drives the car, its got something to do with coasting in gear and pedal position, not a fault, just it not liking the inputs.

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