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> Winter Mode Transmission
dewar
post Dec 6 2008, 02:21 PM
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I'm wondering if my winter mode setting on the transmission will still work with my abs and stc warning lights on due to a broken abs ring on the front left axle. A red light comes on the "W" when pushed and the "W" on the dash comes on to replace the "D" but not sure if the system is activated. How does this option improve traction?
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post Dec 6 2008, 06:40 PM
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The biggest thing "W" or Winter Driving mode does is change the shift patterns to help start on slippery roads.
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post Dec 6 2008, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (jlewisinsyr @ Dec 6 2008, 06:40 PM)
The biggest thing "W" or Winter Driving mode does is change the shift patterns to help start on slippery roads.


thank you for your reply.Much appreciated.
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post Dec 6 2008, 11:35 PM
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+1 but do get the abs done. better to have it on slushy roads. and i think it is going to be a doozy this year.
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post Dec 7 2008, 11:06 PM
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Hey Dewar.
This is what VADIS says about W mode.

Winter mode is selected using the (W) button on the top panel of the gear selector assembly. Winter mode enables starting off in a high gear to prevent the wheels from spinning on a slippery surface. This mode can also be used in other difficult situations in which the driver needs more direct control over gear selection. Lock-up can be engaged in 1st and 2nd gear. The shifting pattern is optimised to minimize the number of shifts. Depending on the gear position, the following combinations can be obtained:

-D The car starts in 2nd gear. Automatic shifting between 2nd and 3rd gears occurs earlier than in Economy mode, D position
-3 The car starts in 2nd gear. 4th gear is locked out
-2 The car starts in 2nd gear. There is no up shifting or downshifting
-1 The car starts in 1st gear. There is no up shifting or downshifting.

The W lamp on the dashboard lights when winter mode is selected.
If kick-down is activated in Winter mode, the gearbox uses all gears for maximum performance.
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QUOTE (yuri_yermilov @ Dec 7 2008, 11:06 PM)
Hey Dewar.
This is what VADIS says about W mode.

Winter mode is selected using the (W) button on the top panel of the gear selector assembly. Winter mode enables starting off in a high gear to prevent the wheels from spinning on a slippery surface. This mode can also be used in other difficult situations in which the driver needs more direct control over gear selection. Lock-up can be engaged in 1st and 2nd gear. The shifting pattern is optimised to minimize the number of shifts. Depending on the gear position, the following combinations can be obtained:

-D The car starts in 2nd gear. Automatic shifting between 2nd and 3rd gears occurs earlier than in Economy mode, D position
-3 The car starts in 2nd gear. 4th gear is locked out
-2 The car starts in 2nd gear. There is no up shifting or downshifting
-1 The car starts in 1st gear. There is no up shifting or downshifting.

The W lamp on the dashboard lights when winter mode is selected.
If kick-down is activated in Winter mode, the gearbox uses all gears for maximum performance.




thankyou for the details. Much appreciated,especially now we're getting slippery roads.
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