2005 WRX cruise control

Discussion in 'Subaru Impreza' started by bwyg, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. bwyg

    bwyg Guest

    Is it possible to tune the cruise control to make it more responsive?
    Can an owner do it, or an independent garage? How about a dealer? And if
    so, will a dealer do it?

    My cruise control is lucky to be able to hold speed in a 5 mph range
    going up and down moderate hills. My nasty old Ford Contour's cruise
    control did much better, so I know it can be done. Both were 5 speed
    manual transmissions over the same roads.
     
    bwyg, Nov 26, 2006
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    Wow. FWIW my 2004 STi's cruise holds it pretty much rock-steady, so
    maybe you should indeed expect better from yours.

    -- Mark
     
    Mark T.B. Carroll, Nov 27, 2006
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  3. bwyg

    Chicobiker Guest

    That doesn't sound right. My 03 OBS 5spd can do much better than that.
    Perhaps you cruise at a relatively low RPM where your engine doesn't
    have much available torque/power?
     
    Chicobiker, Nov 27, 2006
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  4. bwyg

    Blair Baucom Guest

    This has been discussed here before. My Ford products would go to full
    throttle to maintain the exact speed at the cost of less fuel mileage. Every
    time I went up a hill, it would downshift. My 2005 Forester XS speed varies
    somewhere between 3~5 m.p.h. or 1~2 m.p.h. above or below the set speed. To
    change this operation would require reprogramming the ECU. The last person
    who complained here was told by his dealer this was normal operation for a
    Subaru.

    Blair
     
    Blair Baucom, Nov 27, 2006
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