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Old 05-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #26
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I have a 2012 automatic and the paddle shifters work in D.
happens to me every once in awhile when turning on my SS '12, just hold the paddle down a couple seconds and it switches back to D.

I cant imagine why they would have it not need to be in M, is it bad to switch from D to M while going down the road maybe? Some people wanted to alternate while driving, D on the highways, paddles on the side streets for instance, and moving the stick form D to M to D was bad?
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:43 PM   #27
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If it can be shifted in D, why even have the M?
To confuse you.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:08 PM   #28
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I have a 2012 automatic and the paddle shifters work in D.
does the hid display switch to M1-6 from D? I dont recall my tapshift working like that and i have a 12 v6 auto too
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #29
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Very very bad idea to have tap shift active in D. Who decided to change things at GM? Bad idea.

You can very easily accidentally hit the tap shifts when driving. It should not be active in all modes.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #30
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Break off the paddles, but in a controlled manner such that one or both isn't stuck in shift mode
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #31
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2010's only works in M others work in D or M. M holds the gears longer and shifts more aggressivly shifting between D & M at any time is acceptable as well as shifting manually. The controler wont let you screw the trans up. There is no mechanical linkage for any of this its all electronic and the display will read shift denied if it does not like what you try. Read your manuals its all in there.

2011 manual

Manual Mode
Tap Shift
Back of Steering Wheel
Tap Shift allows the driver to
manually control the automatic
transmission. To use Tap Shift, the
shift lever must be in M(Manual
Mode). Vehicles with this feature
have indicators on the steering
wheel. The controls are on the
back of the steering wheel.
Tap the left control to downshift, and
the right control to upshift. A Driver
Information Center (DIC) message
indicates the gear the vehicle is in.


See
Driver Information Center (DIC)
on page 5

26.
When in Tap Shift mode with a
V8 model, the driver can exit
Tap Shift by holding the right
(upshift) control for two seconds.
The transmission will return to
automatic shifting.
On V8 models, the driver may
choose to briefly enter Tap Shift
mode while in D (Drive). Tapping
either the upshift or downshift
control will place the transmission
in Tap Shift mode. The driver may
then exit Tap Shift mode by holding
the upshift control for two seconds.
The system will return to automatic
shifting after 10 seconds of cruising
at a steady speed, or when the
vehicle comes to a stop.
While using the Tap Shift feature,
the vehicle will have firmer,
quicker shifting for increased
performance. The driver may
use this for sport driving or when
climbing or descending hills, to
stay in gear longer, or to downshift
for more power or engine braking.
The transmission will only allow
you to shift into gears appropriate
for the vehicle speed and engine
revolutions per minute (rpm). The
transmission will not automatically
shift to the next higher gear if the
engine rpm is too high. If shifting
is prevented for any reason, the
message SHIFT DENIED will
appear in the DIC, indicating that
the transmission has not shifted
gears. While in the Tap Shift
mode, the transmission will not
automatically downshift on hard
acceleration

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so if moving from D to M doesnt hurt anything theres zero reason to have it active in D...

And yes the HUD shows it in M1 or whatever when you do it.

First time I did it turning I thought the car was tanking, I turned and hiot the gas, and it just stuttered a little down the street.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #33
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so if moving from D to M doesnt hurt anything theres zero reason to have it active in D...

And yes the HUD shows it in M1 or whatever when you do it.

First time I did it turning I thought the car was tanking, I turned and hiot the gas, and it just stuttered a little down the street.
having it active in D will intentionally swap to a more appropriate gear faster than in M mode i believe.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:37 PM   #34
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I like being able to shift with the paddles when in D. It helps because you can anticipate a passing maneuver and shift the tranny just before you pull out to pass. No time delay then from floor boarding and getting the auto downshift. Makes passing faster.
Anyway using the paddle in D it is just temporary, it will automatically return to D after a few seconds anyway.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:49 PM   #35
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I have owned my car for over two years, and I have yet to hit the paddles on, "accident"

I love the paddles when I feel sporty on the street..

Oops that's the break pedal, not the gas pedal. Sorry I don't see how you guys are doing this..
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #36
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I like being able to shift with the paddles when in D. It helps because you can anticipate a passing maneuver and shift the tranny just before you pull out to pass. No time delay then from floor boarding and getting the auto downshift. Makes passing faster.
Anyway using the paddle in D it is just temporary, it will automatically return to D after a few seconds anyway.
My thoughts exactly. I have now had my Camaro for 3 years and a VW R32 that also has paddle shifters for 5 years. I have NEVER accidentally hit a paddle shifter.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:23 PM   #37
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so if moving from D to M doesnt hurt anything theres zero reason to have it active in D...

And yes the HUD shows it in M1 or whatever when you do it.

First time I did it turning I thought the car was tanking, I turned and hiot the gas, and it just stuttered a little down the street.
idk my shifters dont work at all in drive
i tried tapping them and holding each one but it never moved out of d

random question can you switch from d to neutral at any speeds in an auto?(i didnt want to make a thread for this and almost moved into neutral moving up from M to D)
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:45 PM   #38
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idk my shifters dont work at all in drive
i tried tapping them and holding each one but it never moved out of d

random question can you switch from d to neutral at any speeds in an auto?(i didnt want to make a thread for this and almost moved into neutral moving up from M to D)
Do you have an LS? The tap shifters work different on them.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:47 PM   #39
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Yes, you can shift from D to N, just don't go to R.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #40
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Do you have an LS? The tap shifters work different on them.
2ls 2012
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #41
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Ah that's why. Your auto actually does not have full tap shift capability. I think i read that in M it only allows you to choose the top gear it will shift into. It will still shift automatically up to the gear you have selected. But I think it can be downshifted if it is in the gear selected. It will also not allow shifting manually in D.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:08 PM   #42
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Caution!!! Tapshifting is addicting. lol

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Old 05-22-2013, 10:19 PM   #43
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Ah that's why. Your auto actually does not have full tap shift capability. I think i read that in M it only allows you to choose the top gear it will shift into. It will still shift automatically up to the gear you have selected. But I think it can be downshifted if it is in the gear selected. It will also not allow shifting manually in D.
yea thats how mine works. i like it a lot more than actually having to shift 1,2,3, etc. i just set it to 3 and it goes up to 3. and if i want to pass on the highway i switch from d to m and its always in 4th for whatever reason, so i downshift to 3 and book it
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #44
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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.
I'm struggling to see how it would downshift to first at highway speeds.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:48 PM   #45
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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.
Depending on your speed it will only downshift one gear for each tap, to go all the way to first you would have to have been in second anyway with a single tap. Secondly if you are in say 4th and a downshift shift to any gear would damage the engine it will not downshift.

I suggest you not wear mittens when driving....J/K
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:50 PM   #46
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Only does this on the V6 models. With V8 models, you have to be in M mode.
I can tapshift in D or M all day
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:18 PM   #47
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I'm struggling to see how it would downshift to first at highway speeds.
every time its happened, I was stuck behind slow moving traffic (I was probably in 2nd gear), hit the turn signal down, and caught the paddle by accident (no mittens). As I'm entering the new lane, I hear the engine racing and look down and see M1. Of course, by that time, someone has came up fast behind me and is now beeping and wondering why I changed lanes and didn't accelerate. Its quite annoying.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:56 AM   #48
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I also found this out the hard way. I'm not used to paddle-shifters, so I accidentally hit them while turning 2 or 3 times before I trained myself to miss them. Pisses me off. The "D" should be different from the "M".
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:00 AM   #49
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You can remove them. May need to put some spacers in.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:00 AM   #50
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Nope, I tap mine all the time and I don't shift. Only works when in Manual mode.
2012's do it. but the 11 6's dont
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