Hello folks -
So I understand the idea behind the DG250 automatic “speed hold” function - drops the trasns into 2nd gear, or allows advance to 2nd, but in either case, no third gear. Idea, or so I hear, is that it helps going up hills or in slow moving traffic.
For various reasons, I’ve not driven my MKII yet, and so I can’t comment on how useful or not the speed hold function is, or in fact if it even works, though I suspect it will work fine based on the rest of the car and the new wiring to the switch. So my key question is: DO you actually use the speed hold function when you drive? Is it a quirky thing you mostly forget about, or a necessary thing you use all the time?
Here is why I’m asking: I need to switch the “choke” over to a manual switch - for all the reasons you all already know about, and I was thinking that the speed hold switch would make a convenient choke switch, if you really don’t use it for its intended purpose. I also thought using the brake warning light as the “choke on” light would be good too (my car doesn’t have connections to the brake fluid level switch anyway). I don’t want to repurpose the switch however, if you actually use the “speed hold” function - I’ve just never had an automatic with the feature - no matter how old the car.