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Old 08-10-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Skip shift function, or malfunction?

I know there have been several threads discussing the M6 skip shift funtion.
My question here is anyone else finding that their M6 skip shift is non-existant? I have yet to be able to even force mine to engage the skip shift at all regardless of speed, rpm, engine temp. Is this typical?
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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It is easy to get it to come on.. Go into first gear giving it as little gas as possib;e and just start rolling forward for a few seconds keeping the same amount of small gas going to the engine.. You will see the skip shift show up until you give it more gas and then it disappears..
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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Well if it is defective. I may not mind it in this case. No other advice for you though.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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Even if you take off very slowly? Mine always engages in slower take-offs, between about 12 mph and 19 mph. If you go past those speeds quickly, the little picture in DIC disappears. I almost always shift 1st, 3rd and 5th though, so it doesn't bother me any. It shows to go to 4th but it doesn't block 3rd, which is what I am used to anyway... Just my experience anyway...
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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Depending on your driving habits you may rarely ever see it. I installed the skip shift eliminator, but the DIC still shows when the computer wants it to skip-shift, and it rarely happens. Mostly when I'm driving slowly through a parking lot or something.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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It is easy to get it to come on.. Go into first gear giving it as little gas as possib;e and just start rolling forward for a few seconds keeping the same amount of small gas going to the engine.. You will see the skip shift show up until you give it more gas and then it disappears..

That's what I had assumed since so much hoopla has been made of it, but I've tried your suggestion. I don't think I'm going to go complain to my dealer. I like it just like it is.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:43 AM   #7
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It has come on for me several times, mostly when I am slowly rolling out of a stop sign and early up-shifting. I don't mind it at all.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:47 AM   #8
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I know there have been several threads discussing the M6 skip shift funtion.
My question here is anyone else finding that their M6 skip shift is non-existant? I have yet to be able to even force mine to engage the skip shift at all regardless of speed, rpm, engine temp. Is this typical?
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:48 AM   #9
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Depending on your driving habits you may rarely ever see it. I installed the skip shift eliminator, but the DIC still shows when the computer wants it to skip-shift, and it rarely happens. Mostly when I'm driving slowly through a parking lot or something.

If you installed the skip shift eliminator it will not force a 1st to 4th even "rarely". The light will still illuminate though.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:51 AM   #10
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Mine annoys the shit out of me. Theres a lot of traffic around here so I can't accelerate to get past it many times, so I run into it! Gotta get the eliminator soon.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:47 PM   #11
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Hello, had this on my 4th generation as well, I just pause briefly in neutral and then shift to 2nd as normal.

If you try it a few times you will find it easy to adapt to.

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:41 PM   #12
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My wife has been getting frustrated by the skip shift feature... I told her to "center herself" in more ways than one, mentally, and physically, just let the shifter go to center like it wants to then push it back to 2nd. If you are going slow enough that it wants to skip shift anyway it's no big deal, if you are pushing the car it won't come on in the first place, either way it won't cause a problem. Just stay calm and be the master of yourself and the car. lol .
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #13
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I just pause briefly in neutral and then shift to 2nd as normal.
Exactly. If people are hitting the skip-shift, they are taking it easy to begin with so there should be no problem holding the clutch for a extra second till 2nd gear is unlocked.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:11 PM   #14
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I don't know that it would bother me. I have driven this thing every possible speed, motion, stop, roll, no gas, more gas, you name it. My car will NOT engage the skip shift. Maybe I'm blessed. lol
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:12 PM   #15
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Feel lucky if yours doesn't have skip shift. I yell at my car "I don't want to go into 4th!!!" everytime it happens. Then I say "Looove Youuu" after I yell at her.

I also learned to pause in neutral for a sec till I can get into 2nd.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:17 PM   #16
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"Hello, had this on my 4th generation as well, I just pause briefly in neutral and then shift to 2nd as normal."

me too.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:20 PM   #17
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It's funny, in my 4th gen I was forced to do the skip shift constantly....in this one, I think it's only engaged once. Must be some weird combination of the powertrains and how I drive.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:30 PM   #18
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I've been trying to tell you guys for a while now that you will hardly notice it as it hardly forces the 1 - 4 shift at all in 296.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #19
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It's all in how you drive and what you have to drive around....i.e. slow traffic ahead.

I couldn't stand it so I had my mechanic order one when he got my Flowmasters and I had it installed in less than 5 minutes and now, no more issue.

FWIW, mine come on a lot initially.........probably me getting used to the car.
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If you installed the skip shift eliminator it will not force a 1st to 4th even "rarely". The light will still illuminate though.
I know. The DIC rarely indicates skip shift, because of the way I drive. So my point is that even though I have the skip shift eliminator, I can tell that even if I didn't it would rarely try to force me to 4th because of my driving habits, and that may be the same thing the OP is experiencing.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:48 PM   #21
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I rarely get the skip shift. About the only time I do is if I'm going from gravel to paved road going extra slow so as not to sling the gravel.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:02 AM   #22
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As i said, drive the car on a Long island commute with traffic... Its maddening. I gotta get the eliminator asap! (and I'm an idiot for not getting it already having owned 2 skip shift cars before that i eliminated immediately).
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:16 AM   #23
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Depending on your driving habits you may rarely ever see it. I installed the skip shift eliminator, but the DIC still shows when the computer wants it to skip-shift, and it rarely happens. Mostly when I'm driving slowly through a parking lot or something.
same here
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:22 AM   #24
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I don't know that it would bother me. I have driven this thing every possible speed, motion, stop, roll, no gas, more gas, you name it. My car will NOT engage the skip shift. Maybe I'm blessed. lol
Yes you are blessed. Ive driven cars with skip shift and it very annoying. I love going thru all the gears in a manual and skip shift sort of ruins it
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It was pretty slow going on the streets of Sturgis doing Rally week so it happened to me a few times ....Seams you gotta be pretty easy on the pedal to have it happen
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