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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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Old 05-22-2013, 06:07 PM   #32
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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.
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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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