Share Neat Yet Obscure Features of Civic Type R

  1. Mick the Quick

    Mick the Quick Senior Member

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    The title says it all. It would be great to share some neat or thoughtful features of Type R that many/most owners are not aware of. Yes, I imagine that some or all of these features might be in the owners' manual somewhere, but we are trying to highlight them for (normal) folks who do not go page to page on the owners' manual.

    I will start with a few:

    1. When you have your front wiper on, if you put the car into reverse, the rear wiper will come on automatically.

    2. When you have your brake hold turned on via the switch, come to a stop and kill the ignition, then the electronic parking brake will come on automatically. Saves you a step.

    3. After you enter the car and start the car, if you put on your seatbelt first, you can start driving (or reversing) without having to turn off the parking brake (if it was on before your turned off the car). Saves you a step.

    Share some!
     
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    For former BMW owners, there is a stalk on the left side that if you flip it up causes lights to indicate a right turn, and down indicates a left turn. These are called turn signals, which I'm not sure BMWs come with.
     
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    Mick the Quick

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    I have had a few of those, but in mine the stalk all fell off after a few years. But no one signals in Boston, so no worries.
     
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    For #3, I tried to start driving the car with the ebrake (now the E is for electronic? hahah) to get into the garage and didnt go anywhere. Just burned my clutch a little. Looks like the key bit is to use the seatbelt.
     
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    your right. The seat belt has to be on for it to automatically release.
     
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    Yes, sir.

    After 4 months, I still try to pull out of the garage and get stuck on the parking brake (with the annoying woman uttering, "f-ing idiot, please release the parking brake while stepping on the brake"), because I tend to start reversing before I put on the seatbelt. I soooo wish we still had a physical parking brake, though you'd think that after driving the car everyday for 4 months, I'd wise up.
     
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    Half the time I am not pushing down on the brake hard enough when I hit the button that really annoys me.
     
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    if you put the car on R mode and press traction off ., wait for the original two beeps and keep holding it dont let it go. wait for an additional two beeps and it will fully disable vsa/traction for racing., the dash will say VSA FULLY DISABLE ., only for R MODE will not work on sport or normal.
     
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    I think most people know this but if you tap on the turn signal it will give you three blinks, as an indication you are going to change lanes. Push further and the turn signal stays on.
     
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    I hate the parking brake too. I like it on my wife's HRV, but it feels unnatural in the CTR particularly because I have to press the brake pedal rather hard for it to disengage the parking brake (in the HRV only a light touch is required).

    I discovered somewhere in the settings that you can turn the annoying woman off. It still beeps at you if you don't press the pedal hard enough or at all, but at least that way your passengers aren't informed of your inability to remember how to drive your car haha
     
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    Another one. If you have shifter in neutral and your seatbelt on and then unbuckle your seatbelt it will automatically apply the electronic parking break. I have only achieved this once. Haven't tried to duplicate it yet.

    I believe thats what happened. I will try again tonight.
     
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    if you have the brake hold activated and unbuckle your seat belt that will happen.
     
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    #14 DevilDoc8542, Mar 22, 2018
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    "3. After you enter the car and start the car, if you put on your seatbelt first, you can start driving (or reversing) without having to turn off the parking brake (if it was on before your turned off the car). Saves you a step."

    Well this explains things.

    Neat post.

    All I know is when I am not in R mode out on an autocross course the car feels like a boat in Sport mode. lol
     
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