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Old 03-29-2009, 06:20 PM   #26
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Launch Control (V8 with Manual Transmission)
Launch Control is a form of traction control that optimizes wheelspin while launching the
vehicle. It is activated when the vehicle is at a standstill while in Competitive Mode.
When the accelerator pedal is pressed to the floor with the clutch engaged, the RPM is
limited to a predetermined level. Releasing the clutch while keeping the accelerator
pressed to the floor provides controlled wheelspin and acceleration.


The above is taken from page 14 of this guide - this car is right up my alley!
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:21 PM   #27
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Please, if someone could figure out what is going on the the Blue and gray camaro's It would be very much appreciated.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:58 PM   #28
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I have a question about the halos..
how would you go about turning them on?
I didnt see any on/off control in the description given.

Also if you turn the knob all the way to the left in the off position can you shut off the Day time running lights?
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:59 PM   #29
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I have a question about the halos..
how would you go about turning them on?
I didnt see any on/off control in the description given.

Also if you turn the knob all the way to the left in the off position can you shut off the Day time running lights?
They come on as part of the normal headlights.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:13 PM   #30
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They come on as part of the normal headlights.
but cant u drive with just the halos on...
without the hid's? how do u do that?
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:19 PM   #31
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but cant u drive with just the halos on...
without the hid's? how do u do that?
EDIT: Confirmed by Fbodfather that you can turn the knob to the parking light mode and the halos only come on. My bad.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:36 PM   #32
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but cant u drive with just the halos on...
without the hid's? how do u do that?
Just put the parking lights on probably.

So, I am still unsure after reading it whether the RS cars foglights can operate like actual fogs or not. It would seem that when the hid's come on, you could push the button to turn them back on as fogs. It's not a big deal, but it would be nice. When it's raining or foggy, I like having as much light as possible.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:50 PM   #33
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"Competitive mode"?

I know about launch control, traction control, and stabilitrak, but what is this competitive mode? Launch control for automatics?

I havent read anything about it.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:25 PM   #34
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So did anyone else get the news from there dealer, that the Hurst Short Throw shifter will not be a standard option to come on the car. You will have to get the aftermarket GM Short Throw?
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:44 PM   #35
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:51 PM   #36
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My Colly is very much the same. The only time I touch anything is to turn the fog lights on or off..

Page 6. The screen indicates "comfort and convenience", is there a seat position memory feature there?
Hey , no worries cause you're going to be the only driver ever behind the whell anyways right..... right ??
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:27 PM   #37
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So did anyone else get the news from there dealer, that the Hurst Short Throw shifter will not be a standard option to come on the car. You will have to get the aftermarket GM Short Throw?
From GM's distribution updates:
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Week of 3/23/2009
Effective 3/23/2009, the following changes will be made to the Vehicle Order Guide:
• Mechanical section-Deleted (VYV) LPO, Hurst short-throw shifter, completely.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:28 PM   #38
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WOW GREAT INFO/POST - I AM SO READY NOW - THANKS !:flag2:
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:22 PM   #39
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I keep getting an error that says the file is damaged and can't be opened. I tried downloading it 3 times and even updated my Adobe to the newest version... 9.0. Anyone else having this problem?

Edit- I got it... I had to download it with Explorer. For some reason it didn't work when I was using Firefox.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:48 PM   #40
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Thanks for the post. It answered a lot of my questions.

I too hate it when you get behind the wheel and you're not sure how everything works.

I'm still not sure how the RS headlights work as fog lights.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:58 AM   #41
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THis is good for knowing if you missed something. There is nothing I hate worse than buying a car and seeing empty spots where a selector or gauge is supposed to be because I wasn't aware of all of the options.

Beleive it or not, my wifes Lexus didn't have the seat position memory feature that it was supposed to. Sure it wasn't on the sticker in the equipment list but we would have made sure it did had we had a checklist.

Our fault of course but I'll make damn sure I have everything available with my Maro. At least available to me now.
I am the same way. I have in the past wondered what the blank spot on the dash was for. Now I make sure, I just dont like the look of the blanks.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:07 AM   #42
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The V8 with Manual Transmission will have the skip shift ( 1st to 5th ) ......will the V6 Manaul Transmission have this feature also ?

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Old 03-30-2009, 09:33 AM   #43
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The V8 with Manual Transmission will have the skip shift ( 1st to 5th ) ......will the V6 Manaul Transmission have this feature also ?

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No, the 1st to 4th skip feature is only on the V8 to help avoid the gas guzzler tax
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:52 AM   #44
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Maybe I'm being picky but why does GM always seem to put the steering wheel volume control on the right side of the steering wheel? The radio control is already on that side. I find it's a lot more useful on the left of the steering wheel, especially if you right hand is on the shifter.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:53 AM   #45
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is that what the key is really going to look like ? I am not too familiar with what the GM keys have looked like on the newer cars. Do you think they will ever do a push start, keyless go in the Camaros like they do on the Vettes ??
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"Competitive mode"?

I know about launch control, traction control, and stabilitrak, but what is this competitive mode? Launch control for automatics?

I havent read anything about it.
I think competition mode is where Stabilitrak will let you get a little sideways if you are on a track for example, but still reign you back in if you get TOO sideways. There's full OFF if you want to do whatever you want.

Haven't heard of a launch control for auto's. I assume most/all with be brake torquing.
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Does the Camaro have a Homelink Transmitter for Garage Door Openers, houselights, etc.?

Looking at the page discussing the sunroof, it looks like there are 3 buttons on the right hand side. Are these buttons for the Homelink?
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Does the Camaro have a Homelink Transmitter for Garage Door Openers, houselights, etc.?

Looking at the page discussing the sunroof, it looks like there are 3 buttons on the right hand side. Are these buttons for the Homelink?
Yes, but not all trim levels get it. I know my 1SS isn't won't have it. :(
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I think competition mode is where Stabilitrak will let you get a little sideways if you are on a track for example, but still reign you back in if you get TOO sideways. There's full OFF if you want to do whatever you want.

Haven't heard of a launch control for auto's. I assume most/all with be brake torquing.
Press the button twice and you get competition mode where traction control is off and stabilitrak is still on to keep you from wrapping your ride around around a tree. If you hold the buttoin down they're both completely off
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i like the engine oil life system, my acura rdx had that and you could check oil life percent and actually would go about 10-12 k between oil changes on full synthetic oil, had a 4cyl turbo and i never ran it hard though, just have to wait n see what the v6 will do. but it should save on guess work to when you change oil and save money, thanks for the doc
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