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Old 05-13-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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DIY: How-To Disable Skip Shift

The guys at CadillacFAQ hacked together a replacement quick-disconnect plug which replaces a part of the same with one loaded up with a resistor as jumper to fake the system into thinking the servo is still in the circuit. All it takes is a replacement plug bought from the local parts store (here a "Conduct Tite" male end connector part number 85307 - $2.99) the pins to load into that connector ( "Conduct Tite" inserts, part number 85317 - $2.99), a 2.2K ohm 0.5 watt resistor from Radio Shack which costs about $1, some solder, electrical tape and time. The hacksters here soldered both ends of the resistor into the pin inserts after crimping them on, then bent the resistor for insertion into the plug housing.

Here they just leave it bare and insert it into the connector leading to the transmission, leaving the servo unpowered, then they tape it all together with duct tape and call it good. We'd probably get a vacuum cap and stick it over the end, then seal it further with heat shrink wrap, but that's just us. In any case, for seven bucks you no longer have the annoyance of your transmission wrestling some amount of control from you. Now perhaps Krewson will grant the Pontiac G8 GXP that final star in the transmission department. [CadillacFAQ]

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Old 05-13-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Will this VOID the warranty?
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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Warranty void?

Edit: Wow I'm Slow.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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If you're going to the dealer for tranny service, remove this first, and restore to stock, as they can void the waranty if the dealer or manufacturer wants a way out.



CAGS Skip Shift Eliminator - $15.99





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Old 05-13-2009, 03:27 PM   #5
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If you want this level of control why not just go manual
*edit* this isn't me trying to step on anyones feet just a question.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:30 PM   #6
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If you want this level of control why not just go manual
It IS the manual that has CAGS
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:32 PM   #7
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If you want this level of control why not just go manual
*edit* this isn't me trying to step on anyones feet just a question.
The skip shift is with a Manual.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:33 PM   #8
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oh i thought this was something for the auto tranny tap shift to let you have better control over shifts.

So the manual won't let you skip gears if you want to?
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:37 PM   #9
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Anyone know if a 4th gen Skip-shift (CAGS) eliminator will work in a 5th gen? the connectors look very similar
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:38 PM   #10
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oh i thought this was something for the auto tranny tap shift to let you have better control over shifts.

So the manual won't let you skip gears if you want to?
That's the point!

It MAKES you skip gears!

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Old 05-13-2009, 03:39 PM   #11
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oh i thought this was something for the auto tranny tap shift to let you have better control over shifts.

So the manual won't let you skip gears if you want to?
Shamelessly copy/pasted from www.bfranker.badz28.com/96ss/skipshift.htm

CAGS stands for Computer Assisted Gear Selection and is on 1994 and on cars with 6 speed transmissions. It's purpose is to improve gas mileage and avoid the "gas-guzzler" new car tax. CAGS comes into play under the following conditions:

* you're in 1st gear (of course)
* you're at 35% throttle or less
* you're between 15 and 21 mph
* engine coolant temperature is greater than 171 F (77 C)

This will energize the skip-shift solenoid and force a 1st to 4th shift. What happens is you'll be moving happily along when suddenly the "Skip Shift" light goes on in the dash. At this point you will be locked out of 2nd and 3rd. You simply cannot shift into them.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:39 PM   #12
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...So the manual won't let you skip gears if you want to?
Sure, you can skip gears with the manual if you want. The skip-shift "feature" (ahem) forces you to go from 1st to 4th in low-throttle conditions to help fuel economy. Give it more gas and you can go from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4 without interference.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:39 PM   #13
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oh i thought this was something for the auto tranny tap shift to let you have better control over shifts.

So the manual won't let you skip gears if you want to?
No, the manual 6-speed transmission, in low RPM situations prevents you from shifting from 1st to 2d or 3rd gear, instead forces you to go from 1st to 4th gear.

If you drive with gusto, it allows you to take advantage of all the gears.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:40 PM   #14
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Ha ha...Did you get the answer BlackRaptor? (in triplicate+1).
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:41 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info guys.
I can see why people would over ride this.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:41 PM   #16
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It also scares the crap out of you if it engages when you're in an intersection and not expecting it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:42 PM   #17
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Ha ha...Did you get the answer BlackRaptor? (in triplicate+1).
Yup triplicate+3
But it was all very helpful I had no idea it did this.
I'm coming from euro cars and they didn't do this (audi TT) older M3
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:49 PM   #18
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It also scares the crap out of you if it engages when you're in an intersection and not expecting it.
Seems dangerous to me.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:51 PM   #19
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I believe SLP already has a 2010 skip shift eliminator available at http://slpcamaro.com/ .

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Old 05-13-2009, 03:51 PM   #20
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My Chevy dealer installed a skip shift eliminator for me on my brand new 1999 SS.

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Old 05-13-2009, 04:04 PM   #21
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That looks EXACTLY like the one on my 4th gen. Looks like my Z28 is gonna be up on jackstands tonight!
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:17 PM   #22
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How will this void the warranty?? 99% of dealers will see the plug as natural OEM specs. The ONLY thing I can see this voiding the warranty on is the actual solenoid.

Cant deny your warranty for shifting gears.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #23
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I believe SLP already has a 2010 skip shit eliminator available at http://slpcamaro.com/ .

It's ironic how accurate that spelling error is.
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It's ironic how accurate that spelling error is.
Sorry about that... edited it, maybe i should have left it alone though
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:46 PM   #25
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Anyone know if a 4th gen Skip-shift (CAGS) eliminator will work in a 5th gen? the connectors look very similar
I'd bet that it works - Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but itsnt this the same MN6 tranny that they've been using in the vette (and maybe even the 4th gen Camaro)?

If so then I guarantee that it works since I had it installed on my Vette with the MN6.

Even if it doesn't work for some reason, I guarantee they'll get a new one produced soon.

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