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Old 03-16-2004, 12:05 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by aukc
according to the '93 features & options brochure (and I'm sure it was the same for the '92 model year), traction control and driver select shift is standard on the SSEi model. This means the car would have the 3 button switch pod. If the switch pod is removed on a car that originally came with it, this will cause the traction control to be always on (ok most of the time, but the owners manual mentions some situations when traction control should be switched off) and the shift mode will be normal (again, ok, but you can't take advantage of the performance shifting if you want to).

I'd be really curious to know why someone would go to the trouble of replacing the switch pod with a cover plate (I assume there'* not an opening in the console where the switch should be?)
This is almost correct. The shift mode will default to 'Performance' which is the normal default shift mode for a car without this option. The 'Normal' switch LOWERS shift points on an SSEi. This was confirmed between an SSE and SSEi (SSE without the pod, SSEi with the pod, pods were swapped between cars).
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ok, I've never tested without the switch, I was just going by the wiring diagram (page 8A-43-3 of service manual - but this is the '95 manual), I think it shows normal mode is switch open (same as switch not there?) and performance with switch closed

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