Mystery switch

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  1. Teuchter

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    Reading Annes thread on what the switch on her motorhome was for reminded me of the push switch on my Ducatto based Knaus for which I have no idea of the function.
    It is situated directly above the gear selector and as I bought the van new this year it must be an "original" fit
    Any ideas??
     
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    Do you have a Comformatic gearbox? If so it's the 'up' button which holds the gear for longer to make it easier to climb hills.
     
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    Manual or Comformatic gearbox ? If Comformatic it could be the switch to use for steep uphill starts, it stops the gearbox changing to early keeping it in a low gear for longer.
    Cheers
    (edit)Ditto
    It can also be used for engine braking on steep downhills.
     
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    Comfortmatic "auto/manual box - switch shown below
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    Yep - it's the 'Up' button. Have a look in the Comformatic manual for details of when to use it. I find it very useful.
    Bill
     
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    Thanks Bill and Edd & Shirley - If all else fails - read the manual!! - however in this case I did read the section of the manual dealing with "cockpit Controls" but no mention of it there - I will now consult the comformatic section - thanks again
     
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    @Teuchter - it's not in the main manual - I have a separate Comformatic manual that is definitely worth reading as there are some useful warnings in there!
     
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    No No, it's for when you are transporting an ink bottle and you don't want to tip it while boarding a West Highland ferry, if you are going up hill on the ramp you switch it on and if you are reversing onboard you switch it down. Come on, it's obvious ;)
     
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    Think its a self leveling switch :pinocchio::giggler:
     
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