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      02-15-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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Question Is it possible to deactivate drive-off assistant?

Drive off assistant is annoying the hell out of me. :mad: Is there any way I can disable it?
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      02-15-2006, 08:31 PM   #2
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Do you mean the "hill hold" feature on the manual? Why is that annoying the hell out of you? Makes it alot easier to start on hills without having to worry about the parking break of the quick right foot shuffle..

I'm also going to believe there is no way to turn it off. I think these has been discussed in the past. Did you check the search function?
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      02-15-2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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ya i was confused by this too i thought he meant like the seatbelt noise but i honestly have no clue.
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Hold down the DTC button for about 4 secs and it should be off.
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Do you mean the "hill hold" feature on the manual? Why is that annoying the hell out of you? Makes it alot easier to start on hills without having to worry about the parking break of the quick right foot shuffle..

I'm also going to believe there is no way to turn it off. I think these has been discussed in the past. Did you check the search function?
It annyos me because it activates even when Im not on a hill or on any incline whatsoever, which is most of the time. It just doesnt feel natural when I let go of the brake and theres a delay before the car starts rolling.
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Hold down the DTC button for about 4 secs and it should be off.
I just tried that, it doesnt seem to work. It just fully deactivates dynamic stability control.
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      02-16-2006, 12:12 AM   #8
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It annyos me because it activates even when Im not on a hill or on any incline whatsoever, which is most of the time. It just doesnt feel natural when I let go of the brake and theres a delay before the car starts rolling.
Mine works perfectly. Get it checked out as it shouldn't hold your brakes on a flat surface
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Mine only activates on a steep slope. Not even a gentle one.
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Well, looks like I gotta get it checked then
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Drive off assistant is annoying the hell out of me. :mad: Is there any way I can disable it?
Do you have a Steptronic or Manual? I have a Step, it's not just a problem with manuals or on hills. See this post:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10354

It's a common problem and complaint. I find it most annoying when I pull in to my garage. It's a tight fit. I have to go through this series of lurches to get into the garage because it's nearly impossible to creep along. If you stop moving, it takes an uncomfortable amount of brake release/gas to get going again. Especially with my lawn tractor right in front!
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BMW took a simple and good idea and developed a complex mechanism. Hill holders have been around since the 1930s and though they didn't sell many cars, they have been generally appreciated by drivers. Subaru includes a simple, adjustable hill holder on the Forester with manual transmission.
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"I find it most annoying when I pull in to my garage. It's a tight fit. I have to go through this series of lurches to get into the garage because it's nearly impossible to creep along. If you stop moving, it takes an uncomfortable amount of brake release/gas to get going again."

Exactly! And they hold backing down my short driveway from my garage - I lurch my way into the street. My wife complained about my driving skills until she tried it and it happened to her as well. It's a good idea overly executed.
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mine is on all the time...i dont like it but whatever im in traffic all the time and it kinda helps my foot rest
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mine is on all the time...i dont like it but whatever im in traffic all the time and it kinda helps my foot rest
That doesn't sound right. Shouldn't be seen in action without putting the car on the slope.
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mine works absolutely perfectly (manual 323i)
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That doesn't sound right. Shouldn't be seen in action without putting the car on the slope.

Mine only holds on slopes. Does not engage at all on flat ground. Also does not engage unless I come to a complete stop. I can creep to my hearts content.
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Agreed. I've never had a problem with creeping with this feature. I find it invaluable.

It only works on hills, if you're in a forward gear, and if you've just gotten off the brakes. Those are the exact conditions I'd want hill-hold to work.
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Drive off assistant is annoying the hell out of me. :mad: Is there any way I can disable it?
Is it possible what we're really talking about here is the CDV (Clutch Delay Valve) and not the Hill Start feature ??

The symptoms of lurching seem to be related and attributable to the CDV that annoys the heck out of many......

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On a manual it should only hold the car when a gear is selected and the car is on a slope (ie: the car must be going UP hill in either 1st gear forward or Reverse going backward) and the brake pedal was depressed; it holds the car for only a maximum of 2 seconds from rolling in the opposite direction of which you are trying to go (prevents rolling downhill). If you are not in a gear the car will roll freely, if you are going in the direction of the slope (downhill) the car will also roll freely. If it is engaging in situations other than this it is not functioning properly. I have the exact printout from BMW somewhere I just have to locate it..... hope the above helps! Best of Luck
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"I find it most annoying when I pull in to my garage. It's a tight fit. I have to go through this series of lurches to get into the garage because it's nearly impossible to creep along. If you stop moving, it takes an uncomfortable amount of brake release/gas to get going again."

Exactly! And they hold backing down my short driveway from my garage - I lurch my way into the street. My wife complained about my driving skills until she tried it and it happened to her as well. It's a good idea overly executed.
This is not a function of the hill hold/assist whatever you want to call it. if you are going in the direction of the slope this does not engage, it only works if you are backing up a hill to prevent rolling down or if you are driving up a hill to prevent rolling back. Do you have an auto? That maybe more of a transmission issue. I have a manual and do not experience this issue at all. Best of luck
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The only issue I had with this system was when the auto wipers were on it would not work sometimes. My dealer fixed this with a software re-flash and all is well thus far.
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