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Old 05-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #1
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Anyone else wish Tap Shift Mode could be disabled?

This is the 3rd time since I got my car that I've went to signal a leftward lane change, hit the paddle on the steering wheel instead of the turn signal, and downshifted into 1st while on the parkway.

Besides the stress on the car, I'm now in a lane blocking traffic.

The sucky part is that it can be initiated in D, instead of having to be in M.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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mine doesnt change when i tap them in D....?

i didnt know the paddles were active when not in M, i've pushed them while driving and d, and nothing happens...
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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mine doesnt change when i tap them in D....?

i didnt know the paddles were active when not in M, i've pushed them while driving and d, and nothing happens...
Only does this on the V6 models. With V8 models, you have to be in M mode.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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tap shift delete

I wouldn't delete the tap shift.I would get a carter shifter.problem solved.you can delete /disable the paddle shifters.look up thread on how to install carter shifter.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:49 PM   #5
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Only does this on the V6 models. With V8 models, you have to be in M mode.
Nope, I tap mine all the time and I don't shift. Only works when in Manual mode.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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Only does this on the V6 models. With V8 models, you have to be in M mode.
No, i have a V6 and the gear must be on M mode to use the tapshfts
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #7
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This is the 3rd time since I got my car that I've went to signal a leftward lane change, hit the paddle on the steering wheel instead of the turn signal, and downshifted into 1st while on the parkway.

Besides the stress on the car, I'm now in a lane blocking traffic.

The sucky part is that it can be initiated in D, instead of having to be in M.
if this is really a problem you can always install an on/off switch at the signal wire in the steering column.
I put in CFD's pistol grip shifter and installed a micro switch under the dash that switches manual operation from the paddle to the shifter whenever I want.
it would not be difficult to just wire in a switch to just turn off the paddles, see CFD's pistol grip shifter thread on which specific wire it is.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #8
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I wouldn't delete the tap shift.I would get a carter shifter.problem solved.you can delete /disable the paddle shifters.look up thread on how to install carter shifter.
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No, i have a V6 and the gear must be on M mode to use the tapshfts
Back at the end of February, my SS was involved in an accident (not my fault) and was in the shop for 3 weeks. I was in a rented 2013 Camaro LT from Enterprise and was able to use tap shift all day long while the shifter was in "D". NEVER had to put it in "M" to tap shift.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:26 PM   #9
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I have a 2012 automatic and the paddle shifters work in D.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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My 13 SS will tap shift in D!
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:33 PM   #11
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I have a 2SS/RS and I can tapshift in D.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #12
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2010 2LT/RS. When in D I can tap all day long & nothing happens. Has to be in M.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #13
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My '11 V6 will not tap shift in D, only in M. maybe it's year or package specific?
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #14
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2010 2LT/RS. When in D I can tap all day long & nothing happens. Has to be in M.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #15
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2010 2LT/RS. When in D I can tap all day long & nothing happens. Has to be in M.
Must only work with the lfx
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:59 PM   #16
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The tapshift feature changed, I believe 2012 models can be activated in "D". It's the year not model that determines it. I believe it can be disabled from activating in "D" in the tuning.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #17
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The tapshift feature changed, I believe 2012 models can be activated in "D". It's the year not model that determines it. I believe it can be disabled from activating in "D" in the tuning.

Glad I have an '11 then. That would be annoying. I tap just to tap, because I can.

Kind of like the clickers out there...the ones who click their keys.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #18
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Glad I have an '11 then. That would be annoying. I tap just to tap, because I can.

Kind of like the clickers out there...the ones who click there keys.

Caution!!! Tapshifting is addicting. lol
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #19
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Glad I have an '11 then. That would be annoying. I tap just to tap, because I can.

Kind of like the clickers out there...the ones who click their keys.
it is annoying when you are driving and accidentally downshift tap and you hear a loud VROOOOOM
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #20
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it is annoying when you are driving and accidentally downshift tap and you hear a loud VROOOOOM

I bet, that would scare the poopie out of me
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:25 PM   #21
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12's can shift manually in D or M. If you accidently hit the tap shift in D, press and hold the the upshift for a few seconds and it will go back to drive.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #22
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #23
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12's can shift manually in D or M. If you accidently hit the tap shift in D, press and hold the the upshift for a few seconds and it will go back to drive.
If it can be shifted in D, why even have the M?
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:20 PM   #24
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Glad mine works the way it does. When I have it in M then I pay more attention to the tap shifters. When it's in D I sometimes just tap to the beat of the music...
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #25
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If it can be shifted in D, why even have the M?
I know that the M has different, more sporty, shift points - but I agree with you 100%.
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