The 3-drive · α is specifically designed for electronic throttle model cars. Do not install in wire type throttle model cars or in any type other non-compatible type model car.
Fitting List (in Japanese)
It is possible to install in any model that uses the "MT Model Clutch Adapter" as found in the MT Fitting List.
Fitting List (in Japanese)
No, it cannot be installed in a car which already has an AUTO CRUISE system. Installing two different systems in one car may cause the AUTO CRUISE functions to not operate properly.
Check the connector in the car to which the product is being installed against the "shape of the brake connector" found in the diagram on the Fitting List; make sure to use a brake harness which matches the designated configuration.
Yes, it is necessary. If the adapter is not connected at the specified place shown in the "Wiring List" the AUTO CRUISE function will not operate properly.
Although the 3-drive has been designed for easy installation with a simple coupler connection, the wiring for the part of the 3-drive · AC requires some specialized knowledge. If you are unsure about the installation process please consult your local dealer.
After consulting with the concerned authorities (Japanese MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism), Japanese National Department of Motor Vehicles, various car dealers and insurance companies) the product poses no safety concerns and hence no problem concerning safety inspections or repairs.
Yes, the 3-drive harness is compatible and can be used as is.
No, do not use in conjunction with harness products or parts from other companies; we can not in any manner whatsoever guarantee the operation of our product with another companies product.
Usually when using reverse, the degree of acceleration is at most about 10 to 15%; meaning that even in SP7 mode hardly any change would occur in this range. Hence it is not necessary to wire to reverse, but if you are still concerned please carry out the wiring.
If the brake fuse burns out Auto-Cruise will automatically be deactivated and if the power goes OFF the unit will go into NORMAL mode, therefore please make sure to wire as directed.
We offer a separate product [Specialized Brake Harness] for easy on coupler connection. Before purchasing make sure to check the product number for your model in the list of Harness by Car Model.
Fitting List (in Japanese)
We have provided a simple voltage tester with the product, please use this if you have no other tester available.
We offer a spacer (sold separately) for such lever installations. It can only be used with round shaped levers and because there are several sizes make sure to measure the diameter before purchasing.
Click here for more information about Lever Spacer.
Please install it in a place that is in easy view for the driver.
It can not be installed in manual transmission cars nor in any models for which it was not designed. We will be offering an adaptor for MT models in the very near future.
For safety purposes, do NOT use any other switch other than the one provided.
There are two types of simple settings which need to be made. First, you should make the [Initial Settings] which set the car accelerator characteristics into the controller unit. Second, the [Speed Pulse Settings] for setting the car's speed characteristics must be made.
No, it is not necessary; once the [Initial Settings] are made those settings are saved for that car.
We have provided a "Mounting Stay" with the product. This makes it easy to install the unit onto a flat or slanted dashboard for easy viewing. Please use this if necessary.
The 3-drive · AC is interlocked with the ECU (engine computer) power. Depending on the model of car, the display may remain on for up to 15 minutes even after the engine has been turned off; this is normal.
For safety purposes, the range for all car models is from 30 to 140 km/hr (some standard speedometers may read 35 to 145).
Yes, by pressing down on the pedal the car will accelerate, but after taking your foot off it will return to the set speed and run in Auto-Cruise.
After deactivating Auto-Cruise, it is possible to reset using the SET Switch.
While in Auto-Cruise, acceleration can be done by pressing down on the accelerator and deceleration can be done any pressing on the brake.
As with standard Auto-Cruise controlled cars, you can deactivate by "stepping on the brake", "pressing the SET Switch", "pressing the AC or MODE switch", "decelerate to 20 km/hr or more under set speed", "decelerate to less than 15 km/hr" or "by way of some safety system mechanism".
There will be differences depending on your model car, driving conditions and level settings but the average under normal conditions should be about 1 km/hr. ※Not including initial setting, hill climbing and descent.
Depending on the size of your car's engine the amount of time it takes to return to the set cruising speed after a hill climb or other such condition will differ. By adjusting the level it is possible to change the amount of time for returning to the set cruising speed to be faster or slower to match your car's performance and desired ride.
If you set under Normal Mode you will hear a noise from the relay working; it is a normal characteristic. If this bothers you, please set in a mode close to normal such as in SP1 or Ec 1.
For safety reasons, do not use under slippery conditions (rain, ice, snow, etc...), around sudden curves or sudden hills, or in heavy traffic.
ECO Mode is a feature that helps to control sudden increases in acceleration. This in turn help to improve eco-driving. In our tests we have consistently had improved results in fuel efficiency. However, even under ECO Mode, if rapid acceleration is carried out, fuel efficiency will be not be improved.
When traction is necessary for faster driving, depending on road and tire conditions, it may sometimes be better to run in ECO Mode to prevent slips.
es, quicker response can surely be felt.
n Sports Mode all shifting points change to a higher rpm, in ECO Mode the change toward a lower point; each for better driving results.
The product is designed to return to normal conditions if an electrical short occurs or there is a failure in the product. Under no conditions will the car accelerate automatically. Please use with this in mind.
By turning Auto-Cruise Mode to OFF, the SET Switch will become deactivated.