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Bleh.. My dads Jaguar has the same damn thing
Oh but i forgot to mention, on his jag, if you do pull it while in motion it will not engage.. it just gives an warning and thats it. And if you do stop, engage the e-brake.. if you press the gas it comes right away off. :???:
 

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Zuhaib said:
Bleh.. My dads Jaguar has the same damn thing
Oh but i forgot to mention, on his jag, if you do pull it while in motion it will not engage.. it just gives an warning and thats it. And if you do stop, engage the e-brake.. if you press the gas it comes right away off. :???:
better not get into an emergency situation...because your emergency brake doesn't exist! :nervous: :shock:
 

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I wonder what kind of back pressure that botton has.....and can you pull it up 1/2 way up???

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I drove a Lincoln LS (rental car) with an electronic parking brake. The switch didn't have much back pressure at all- it was much like pulling the trunk release button in that regard. And it seemed to be discrete, all-or-nothing operation- no partial engagement.
Here is some more info on Dura Automotive's system in the LS and Jag S-Type: http://www.duraauto.com/include/popUpTemplate.cfm?ID=57
And Siemens VDO's version:
http://www.usa.siemensvdo.com/media/releases/2002/cc/0221.htm
 

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raneek said:
passaturbonium said:
I wonder what kind of back pressure that botton has.....and can you pull it up 1/2 way up???

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I drove a Lincoln LS (rental car) with an electronic parking brake. The switch didn't have much back pressure at all- it was much like pulling the trunk release button in that regard. And it seemed to be discrete, all-or-nothing operation- no partial engagement.
Here is some more info on Dura Automotive's system in the LS and Jag S-Type: http://www.duraauto.com/include/popUpTemplate.cfm?ID=57
And Siemens VDO's version:
http://www.usa.siemensvdo.com/media/releases/2002/cc/0221.htm
Now that fugin sucks!!!!

So when it engages....it applys the most pressure? :nervous: :nervous: :nervous: :suspicio: :crazy: :mad:

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Zuhaib said:
And if you do stop, engage the e-brake.. if you press the gas it comes right away off. :???:
OF course they implement this kind of a safety feature. Which means no more "handbrake-assisted" drifting or 360's on icy parking lots. First ASR, ESP, and now this - they are trying to take the fun out of winter driving.. :sad: :wink:
 

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maniac_productions said:
Zuhaib said:
Bleh.. My dads Jaguar has the same damn thing
Oh but i forgot to mention, on his jag, if you do pull it while in motion it will not engage.. it just gives an warning and thats it. And if you do stop, engage the e-brake.. if you press the gas it comes right away off. :???:
better not get into an emergency situation...because your emergency brake doesn't exist! :nervous: :shock:
Thats the first thing i said when i found that out! I mean as soon as he brought the car home, i went to the local CC parking lot to test it out a little and while moving at about 20mph i pulled the e brake and nothing happen! Just the warning came up! And then i thought what if i want to hold the e brake and hit the gas, it just comes off! Testing if the rear are warp are going to be hard in the car, unless i take it up to freeway speeds and test!!! Good thing this cars warrenty is good.

On, and to waGner, well in the Jag its not needed.. With ~300hp, RWD, and 50/50 weight, and with his all weather tires, you can make the back break lose if you try. But then again, why would you be doing this in a 4 door family car anyways (oh yeah, its a jag :wink: )
 
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