|06-15-2010, 07:14 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2005
S430 transmission winter mode
I test drove a 2000 S430 with 80k miles and the only thing I noticed was that it wouldn't switch from W to S mode... hence it seemed stuck in winter mode (in W mode, it was accelerating from a standstill starting in 2nd gear which I believe is correct). I was pressing the switch at different times but nothing happened, even if in Park or after shutting off & restarting again.
Other than this, I really like it... so any ideas on troubleshooting this?
Last edited by thebenzbar; 06-15-2010 at 07:16 PM.
|06-16-2010, 04:37 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Nov 2004
Vehicle: '02 CL500
Location: Wellington, FL
'91 Lincoln Mark VII
|06-16-2010, 09:51 AM||#3 (permalink)|
First, find out if you were operating the switch correctly. It looks like a rocker switch, that you press one end or another to change modes. Wrong. It is a plunger switch that you press straight down, in the center.
Don't ask me how I know. And it's likely you have joined a long line of folks who made the same mistake.
2005 S500 4-Matic
with Gateway 500 iPod integration
1978 450SL restoration project
Formerly: 2000 S500
with Ice>Link iPod integration
Moto V710 phone with MikBox
Upgraded Voice Control
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