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Old 06-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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kickdown switch?

when im in full stop and i press the gas pedal until it reaches the kikcdown switch and i dont release it until it reches the redline, my car goes into limp mode. is this normal?
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I would say no, and I suggest getting the car scanned for codes.
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but this only happens when i dont release my foot on the switch. but if u just floor it without tapping the thing, it shifts really smooth. i noticed this when my tachy reaches the redline.
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This is normal, as the ECU will communicate with the EGS and basically its a failsafe mode so that you dont wreck the engine or box!

Why would you want to do this ???
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i was just wondering if its meant to do that.. so if i dont release my foot on the switch, my rpm will go redline and my tranny will go into failsafe mode?
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