Setting Cruise Control

If the cruise button is on when not in use, it could get bumped and go into cruise when not desired. Keep the cruise control button off when cruise is not being used.

To set a speed:

1. Press on. to turn cruise control on.

2. Get up to the speed desired.

3. Move the thumbwheel down toward SET/− and release it.

4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.

When the brakes are applied, the cruise control shuts off.

Resuming a Set Speed

If the cruise control is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied, the cruise control is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory. Once the vehicle speed is about 40 km/h (25 mph) or greater, move the thumbwheel up toward RES/+ briefly and then release it. The vehicle returns to the previously set speed and stays there.

Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control

If the cruise control system is already activated:

  • Move the thumbwheel up toward RES/+ and hold it until the vehicle accelerates to the desired speed, then release it.
  • To increase the speed in small amounts, move the thumbwheel up toward RES/+ briefly and then release it. Each time this is done, the vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) faster.

Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control

If the cruise control system is already activated:

. Move the thumbwheel toward SET/− and hold until the desired lower speed is reached, then release it.

. To slow down in very small amounts, move the thumbwheel toward SET/− briefly. Each time this is done, the vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) slower.

Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control

Use the accelerator pedal to increase vehicle speed.

When you take your foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow down to the previously set cruise control speed.

Using Cruise Control on Hills

How well the cruise control works on hills depends upon the vehicle speed, load, and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you might have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle speed. When going downhill, you might have to brake or shift to a lower gear to maintain the vehicle speed. When the brakes are applied the cruise control is disengaged.

Ending Cruise Control

There are three ways to end cruise control:

. Step lightly on the brake pedal; when cruise control disengages, the indicator light will not be lit. . Press to turn the cruise control system off. . Press completely. The cruise control cannot be resumed. to turn the cruise control system off completely. The cruise control cannot be resumed.

Erasing Speed Memory The cruise control set speed is erased from memory by pressing Fuel or if the vehicle is turned off.

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