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Old 01-16-2013, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jdong View Post
No it doesn't harm the car. This actually is the way to fully disable Auto Start Stop without using the button. In fact on my ActiveHybrid there is no ASS disable button and this is the only way to defeat it (though there's less of a reason to want to on the AH)

The shift program feels identical to me.
It is VERY different. If your car doesnt show S1-S8 in the dash and SPORT for mode then it isnt in the correct mode. There is a SUBSTANTIAL difference between the sport shift mode and regular.

Just a note if you are accelerating and take your foot of the gas as you click the lever over to S you may confuse the transmission. There has been a few time now where the car will downshift while accelerating and stick in a gear at redline for 3-4 seconds before it realizes what is going on and then corrects itself. I now try to make sure I am either switching to S when I am stopped, going slowly or continuously accelerating.
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