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Old 09-24-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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The "Random Things You May Not Know About Your Car" Thread

Well I don't think I've ever seen a thread like this on these forums yet (sorry if there is one) but lets start a thread naming things you may not know about the car.

Now the rules are pretty simple. It can be anything about the car. Fun Facts (or FF's as Dane Cook would say) to "how to's", or just plain general knowledge. Because sometimes general knowledge to you is a whole new world to some of us lol.

I'll start it off with something I just learned.

Quick Edit- If you have a cool thing to share post that part in BOLD it'll make it easier for everyone to see!

FF- If you slightly tap down your left/right blinkers they will blink for about 3 seconds then turn off. That way if your just changing lanes you don't have to worry about turning the blinker off

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Old 09-24-2010, 09:25 AM   #2
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This will be a great thread!!!! Nice!! Probably should be a sticky once lots of info starts pouring in. I did know about the blinker.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
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This is a great idea.....and nice first tip BTW.

The paint code is under the mat in the trunk...at the bottom.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:31 AM   #4
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If you rev to the red line for over 10 seconds chuck norris will appear
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:35 AM   #5
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I did NOT know that about the blinker, will have to try when I get home, Thanks!
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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If you have a brochure from the dealer and an early [production] Camaro, you will NOT have the rear parking assist feature that IS checked off on the 2LT and 2SS.

I know b/c I called Chevy and b*tched about how I didn't have it. I was a preorder from October 2008. My brochure assured me it was a feature but didn't receive it.

Again, if you have a very early off the assembly 2010 Camaro, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE REAR PARKING ASSIST FEATURE that the NEWER 2010 Camaros have.

I tried to complain about it but they apologized and said it was something they forgot to take out of the early brochures. The newer Camaros do have that feature.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:51 AM   #7
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:58 AM   #8
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The "SS" moniker means super sport and the "RS" moniker means rally sport.

If you have fog lights, and a NON-RS, you can have both headlights and fogs on by pressing the fog light button. If you have an RS, this is not possible.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:02 AM   #9
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If you hold down the traction control button for about 5 seconds, it will not only turn off T/C but Stabilitrak as well
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:08 AM   #10
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RS is not a trim level...it is a vehicle option package. Trim levels are LS LT and SS.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:11 AM   #11
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If your Camaro is equipped with a USB port and an Auxiliary Port, you can plug both of them into most Smartphones and play music through either. Who needs XM?

For the USB music to work, the music must be stored in the default directory of the phone (not in a sub-folder); Pandora Radio and I-Heart-Radio are good, free options for the Auxiliary port.

In this configuration, the phone will also continue to charge while it's plugged in; so, you don't have to worry about the batteries dying.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:15 AM   #12
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I normally do the half hold thing with the blinker, so when I let off it stops. But I accidentally tapped it the other day and realized what it did, I was like "Hey, WTH?". Then tried the tap thing when changing lanes on the highway. Score! lol

For automatics; while in M mode, if you hold the up-shift button for a few seconds it goes back into S mode (no shifting in S).
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:16 AM   #13
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I recently found out the car can play music through blue tooth. Common knowlege Im sure, but it was pretty cool for me.

Oh, and if you leave your turn signal on too long the car will beep.
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In an automatic,while driving in D if you tap the tap shift it goes to manual for like 30 seconds.
That seems to be only on the 2011 models. From what I've read on other threads. Just mentioning.
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With the USB Flash Drive - the system will recognize the first 10,000 songs...."only".
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:19 AM   #16
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I recently found out the car can play music through blue tooth. Common knowlege Im sure, but it was pretty cool for me.

Oh, and if you leave your turn signal on too long the car will beep.
Yeah that is pretty cool - but tough on my batteries!
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:24 AM   #17
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With the A6 if you are in "Manual Mode" if you hold the upshift button (right) down for a few seconds it will go back to "Sport Mode". I saw this on a thread yesterday and confirmed it last night. When you do this it will upshift once from you hitting the button
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:32 AM   #18
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With the A6 if you are in "Manual Mode" if you hold the upshift button (right) down for a few seconds it will go back to "Sport Mode". I saw this on a thread yesterday and confirmed it last night. When you do this it will upshift once from you hitting the button
FYI I have never gotten this to work on mine........
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:35 AM   #19
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FF- If you slightly tap down your left/right blinkers they will blink for about 3 seconds then turn off. That way if your just changing lanes you don't have to worry about turning the blinker off
I discovered this by accident the other day. Now I use it all the time!

FF - When using a playlist or folder view on a USB stick, unfortunately when you restart the car it goes back to default (all music).
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:43 AM   #20
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I drove my car for months never remembering/realizing my SS had radio controls on the steering wheel. Still never use it as the radio is within easy reach..... probably just me LOL.
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You can play your radio for 10 minutes with out the key in the ignition
After you shut the car off and take key out, you can still roll your windows up
You don't have to hold the key in the start position, just crank the engine and let go of the key, it will keep cranking until started
The automatics are much more fun to drive in "M" or "sport" mode
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If you manually push down the lock on the driver's side door, the passenger side will lock, too. The alarm does not go on, though.
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I was unimpressed with the gas door when I first got my Camaro, thinking "how on earth do people with no nails get this damn thing open"... then realized that if you press in lightly on the gas door, it pops open (just like my pressure cabinets at work that no one else can open)... DUH
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I was unimpressed with the gas door when I first got my Camaro, thinking "how on earth do people with no nails get this damn thing open"... then realized that if you press in lightly on the gas door, it pops open (just like my pressure cabinets at work that no one else can open)... DUH
Don't feel bad, I almost broke my nail off trying to open it when I first got it LOL
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If you try to open a locked door from inside, the first pull of the handle does nothing, but the second pull opens the door.
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