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Old 05-25-2012, 01:13 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cfg83 View Post
I have a question. You have the 1st-gen manual Insight. That has autostop. Can you explain how it restarts the car? Is it based on depressing the clutch or ???
You know, that's kind of like asking me to explain how to ride a bicycle. It's just automatic :-)

As I think about it, it's not the clutch, or not entirely. It will autostop with the clutch pressed and the transmission in gear, and start again when I let out the clutch & step on the gas, but I'm not sure which does it. It'll also autostop if the clutch is out and the transmission is in neutral, and start again when I press clutch & shift into gear, but I don't really know if it's the shifting or the clutch that triggers it.

Edit: I forgot about the brake. You generally have to be stepping on the brake for autostop to happen, and letting off will (often/always? - as I said, I don't really think about it any more) cause the engine to restart.

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