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    Default Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse) 2003

    Ok, so mostly i'm a passenger in the 450 & with a big old brain under investigation not allowed to drive currently, so "fiddling" is out.

    On top of that this being the 1st smart we've owned... a lot of ignorance.

    So, did smart fit cruise control stalks to everything regardless or were they only included on ones with it actually fitted?

    I cannot find the manual right now so any info gratefully received, just good to know regardless of whether it gets used (wife not a fan of cruise, the actor or the control within vehicles).
    Last edited by Mr Gus; 15th October 2019 at 22:17.
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    Default Re: Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    It was an factory option



    Although there is an aftermarket (Misterdotcom) version that uses the same CC stalk (and it was crap)


    I had it as a factory option on a smart I had and loved it, then (I think) the 451 came along and they didn't offer it - at least not on the early ones) and it was the most used thing I ever had, so that's when I tried the misterdotcom version (and then took it off iirc)
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    Default Re: Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    Thanks, that's what I thought as I couldn't remember seeing cruise on the sale listing. appreciate it, got cabin fever here currently & really want to get out & put the new door seals on & "pfluge" them (added protection)..invariably I would have tried messing with the stalk.
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    Default Re: Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    Having thought back, it was the petrol 451 I had before my 451 diesel, that had the CC



    Anyway you also get a speed limiter with it as part of the package, though it’s not half as useful as the CC, you can set the max speed achievable with the limiter, but I found you’d only realise that you’d forgotten to deselect it when you actually needed to accelerate in ‘a situation’
    Not like the CC, which cuts out the moment you use the handbrake, or foot brakes or simply cancel on the stalk.
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    Default Re: Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    Oy vey, ..tinkering imminent
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    Default Re: Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    The 450 cruise control is easy enough to make but has to be enabled with software.

    There is a thread somewhere with circuit diagrams in, I made one for mine.

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    Default Re: Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    Ok, speed limiter, useful by design in the city, not so in the countryside where roads run fast.
    & Cruise, potentially.
    Presumably smart are able to clear up what my "little mole" (krteck) has.

    Will try the speed setting asap.
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    Default Re: Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlmostInvisibleMan View Post
    ... but I found you’d only realise that you’d forgotten to deselect it when you actually needed to accelerate in ‘a situation’
    Not like the CC, which cuts out the moment you use the handbrake, or foot brakes or simply cancel on the stalk.
    The limiter on my Merc cuts out when you fully apply the throttle

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    Default Re: Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    I used to have my 450 set to 30 all the time and obviously disabled it if I went out side a 30 zone. I really liked it as it took away the need to watch the speedo.

    It didn't stop me getting an endorsement though which really put my back up as the court would not believe me they choose to believe the policeman who had no idea what he was talking about.

    I really do miss it on my 451 but I can't find any way to make one.

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    Default Re: Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolinor View Post
    I used to have my 450 set to 30 all the time and obviously disabled it if I went out side a 30 zone. I really liked it as it took away the need to watch the speedo.

    It didn't stop me getting an endorsement though which really put my back up as the court would not believe me they choose to believe the policeman who had no idea what he was talking about.

    I really do miss it on my 451 but I can't find any way to make one.

    Be aware the basic cruise on the smart specifically (even the 453) will over-run the set speed/limit if there is a negative incline (i.e. downhill)


    Whilst more expensive cruise controls (like wot was on the A180 I had as a courtesy car last month) will actually apply brakes to bring you within the set limit or cruise speed if it creeps over.


    For instance, in the smart, if you're cruising at 60 and you quickly set it down to 40 (say), it will gradually come down to 40 simply by backing the throttle off, it will take quite a while, - also greatly depending on the road incline (+ or -).


    On the new merc (it's the latest model), if you do the same you can sense the brakes coming on and it will come down within seconds, and it will retard you as you come down an incline.


    Quote Originally Posted by Emilysdad
    The limiter on my Merc cuts out when you fully apply the throttle

    Never tried that
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