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Old 07-22-2011, 06:26 AM
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NO. What confuses people is on the earlier models, they would see an A on the display when the tranny is in S mode. That is because the display shows you the SHIFT PATTERN, which says, if you move the lever to that point, you will put the tranny INTO A mode.

If you are in A mode, the diagram shows an S to tell you if you move the lever that way, you will put the tranny INTO S mode.

But A mode is automatic on all of them. Or actually later ones use D, for Drive IIRC.
Terry Carraway

'95 Alpine M3 LTW
'00 Dakar M Roadster
'02 Topaz M3
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