Setting speed limiter C180

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Tafia

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I have a C180 Blue Efficiency 2012. I know how to use the cruise control but, given the crazed 20 mph limits now replacing 30 mph in Wales, I am trying to set the speed limiter to 20mph. It has the controls on a stalk below the multifunction stick on the left of the steering wheel, not on the wheel as with more modern cars.

I have read the manual and all I see is to press the button on the stalk to switch between cruise and speed limiter. If the light is on, then it is in limiter mode. What then? Do I push the stalk up to set, forward to cancel and pull back to resume as with the cruise?

I know this will seem a silly question to some but I have never had occasion to use the limiter before.

Thanks
 
I have a C180 Blue Efficiency 2012. I know how to use the cruise control but, given the crazed 20 mph limits now replacing 30 mph in Wales, I am trying to set the speed limiter to 20mph. It has the controls on a stalk below the multifunction stick on the left of the steering wheel, not on the wheel as with more modern cars.

I have read the manual and all I see is to press the button on the stalk to switch between cruise and speed limiter. If the light is on, then it is in limiter mode. What then? Do I push the stalk up to set, forward to cancel and pull back to resume as with the cruise?

I know this will seem a silly question to some but I have never had occasion to use the limiter before.

Thanks

It's exactly as you described it.

Youll also see the part of the speedometer that it limited light-up to indicate that the car is speed limited.

Also, Kickdown on the accelerator will reset it and cancel the speed limiter.

That been said, there's usually a minimum speed that's a prerequisite for the speed limiter to operate - e.g. 30mph - check the manual - or try it first on a fast road - i.e. it might not be possible to set the speed limit to 20mph, but I'm not sure.
 
It's exactly as you described it.

Youll also see the part of the speedometer that it limited light-up to indicate that the car is speed limited.

Also, Kickdown on the accelerator will reset it and cancel the speed limiter.

That been said, there's usually a minimum speed that's a prerequisite for the speed limiter to operate - e.g. 30mph - check the manual - or try it first on a fast road - i.e. it might not be possible to set the speed limit to 20mph, but I'm not sure.
It is certainly possible to set cruise at 21/22 mph , I’ve never used the limiter at those speeds though (or at all)
 
It's exactly as you described it.

Youll also see the part of the speedometer that it limited light-up to indicate that the car is speed limited.

Also, Kickdown on the accelerator will reset it and cancel the speed limiter.

That been said, there's usually a minimum speed that's a prerequisite for the speed limiter to operate - e.g. 30mph - check the manual - or try it first on a fast road - i.e. it might not be possible to set the speed limit to 20mph, but I'm not sure.
A thousand thanks for this. It really is madness to have to travel at such speeds for example, in the open countryside 500 mts before a village which used to be a 30 mph. Locals I have spoken with all say they have tried travelling at 20 mph on open roads and those without a limiter are sure they will be caught out. "Sorry I ran over your dog, I was checking my speedo."

The manual says it is not possible to set the limiter below 30 Kmph which is 18mph. Does it cancel if I hit the button on the end of the stalk?
 
A thousand thanks for this. It really is madness to have to travel at such speeds for example, in the open countryside 500 mts before a village which used to be a 30 mph. Locals I have spoken with all say they have tried travelling at 20 mph on open roads and those without a limiter are sure they will be caught out. "Sorry I ran over your dog, I was checking my speedo."

The manual says it is not possible to set the limiter below 30 Kmph which is 18mph. Does it cancel if I hit the button on the end of the stalk?
Yes ,press the stalk to cancel (the light goes off)
 
Thanks to all for your replies. Much appreciated.

T
 

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