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Hi can anyone help. I don't have driver assistance but on the cruise control buttons the middle one is lim. Just cannot work out what it does ex temporarily disable the cruise control ?
 

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It prevents you from accelerating above a certain speed. If you set a speed push lim and you find you cannot go past the speed when you attempt to accelerate. It stops you from accidentally speeding, if you take your foot off the accelerator you slow down, in cruise however you continue at a constant speed.
 

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Aha now that is clever THANK YOU- that will be very handy in 30mph zones etc! What a fantastic car it is, I love it!
 
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I always set the Speed Limiter in my Renault, I drive through a long 50mpg average speed camera section to and from work each day, so I just set the limiter to 50 and avoid any tickets :)

Most cars will have an override, whereby if you accelerate normally, the car will stop at the limiter, but if you press the throttle all the way down it will pass a switch and allow you to bypass the limiter, for urgent situations etc.
 

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Hi can anyone help. I don't have driver assistance but on the cruise control buttons the middle one is lim. Just cannot work out what it does ex temporarily disable the cruise control ?
My cruise control (JCW steering wheel) doesn't have an 'LIM', see picture.:crying:
 

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Ooer that's odd. I love my limiter
 

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this is mine. have you tried using the button in the middle - i wonder if it's coded for the limiter and they've used an old switch by mistake?
Oh man, I hope mine has a LIM button now. I'll find out tomorrow, I suppose?
 

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I believe the LIM button is not available in the US.
 

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Check another for "Stuff the UK has and the US does not"

Can confirm no US cars have this.
 

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Mine doesn't have it. US. It's the standard US spec of "set" in the middle. Basically does the same thing though. I set my cruise all the time when I am in speed zones. Would be nice to have control of the throttle though, and be able to slow down and just not go over a particular speed.

Question, though. How do you set the regular cruise control?
 

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Ive tried to use the Limiter but find it quite terrifying when you try to overtake and absolutely nothing happens - I much prefer the cruise control as it turns off when you put your foot down
 

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Mine doesn't have it. US. It's the standard US spec of "set" in the middle. Basically does the same thing though. I set my cruise all the time when I am in speed zones. Would be nice to have control of the throttle though, and be able to slow down and just not go over a particular speed.

Question, though. How do you set the regular cruise control?
Thats the nice thing with this, its really handy for when you cant maintain a set cruise speed but need to stay under a limit, mostly in town or heavy motorway traffic.

you set it Just by turning it on and pressing the + button when you get to the speed you want.

Ive tried to use the Limiter but find it quite terrifying when you try to overtake and absolutely nothing happens - I much prefer the cruise control as it turns off when you put your foot down
To be fair its not for situations where you are going to be overtaking :laugh:
 

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But if you floor it it's the same it overrides the limiter. Try it.
 

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Don't want to sound rude here but Lim and Cruise are very different.

I'm not sure but most Lim versions if not all are on Automatic Transmission only.

How to use:-

Drive at say 34 mph press Lim button.
The car will show a GREEN speed limit (34 mph)at the lower right hand corner of the drivers display.
Press the up button and the speed limit will raise to 35mph press again and it will jump to 40mph then 45mph as so on.
Press the down button at 34mph and it will drop to 30mph and again from then on drop in 5mph increments.
The only way to override the limiter is to turn it off by pushing Lim again.
You can hit the floor with the throttle (kick down) but this only temp overrides it until your speed drops back to 34mph then it will go back to limited speed. The speed in the drivers display will flash to warn you of your exuberance.

The reason this is better than cruise in a built up environment is as you pull up to traffic lights, stop, then pull away again you have to do nothing the speed limiter just prevents you from going past your desired speed and if you did the same with cruise you'd be forever resetting it and your driving style would be somewhat desired.
 
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