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This is a discussion on WRX hill holder, I don't like it anyone else? within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX What year was the first for hill assist, out of curiosity? I want to say 08....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    What year was the first for hill assist, out of curiosity?
    I want to say 08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    If you're willing to live with your parking brake light on, its doable. I disabled my daytime running lights by slightly bending the arm that contacts the parking brake sensor, which also disables the hill assist since it thinks the brake is on.
    I tried doing that yesterday when I was screwing with my shifter,
    There's no way to take the whole pin out without breaking it? I don;t want to bend it out of place incase I want to use it again. And simply unplugging the connector doesn't do anything but give you constant DRL, but no bake light.

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    You could have just unplugged your DRLs....
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    I was already at the switch, so I jut wanted to test it out.

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    I personally like it.

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    In my experience the sensitivity of the hill assist varies from car to car. With that, some may find it more annoying (or helpful) than others. On my first car (MY11) it would only engage on fairly steep hills, which made it very helpful. On my second (MY12) it engaged on the slightest of inclines. This caused me to burn the clutch half a dozen times when I wasn't expecting it to come on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maus View Post
    You could have just unplugged your DRLs....
    On a 2009? I was under the impression unplugging the DRL's would also kill the high beams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    On a 2009? I was under the impression unplugging the DRL's would also kill the high beams.
    Not sure about the 09' but it you remove the airbox on the 11' there is a plug you can pull out that disengages the Daytime running lights
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    Quote Originally Posted by skudda33 View Post
    Not sure about the 09' but it you remove the airbox on the 11' there is a plug you can pull out that disengages the Daytime running lights
    Nice, I searched for a long time and wasn't able to find anything. No I need to decide if I want the hill-hold back - I've gotten used to not having it, and don't miss it...

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    It seems contradictory, to me. It seems like either someone would want full control of the driving experience (give me manual!), or they'd want the conveniences that go with a slushbox. (give me an auto!) The person that learns driving on a hill-assisted manual may have a little bit of a surprise the first time he drives my car in San Francisco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonWRX View Post
    There is a work around....when on the hill, don't have it in gear. If you have it in neutral, then throw it into gear just before you let out the clutch the hill assist does not kick in....I know this is counter intuitive and likely negligent and dangerous, but there you go.
    This is what I've done for ~ 30 years. How is this bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie Subaru View Post
    I personally like it.
    Me too!

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    I live a hilly area. The hill assist comes in handy. So I have no complaints about it.
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    Florida is flatter than the 12 year old in my closet, so I never notice it.
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