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Re: what are these buttons for? e t c drive & side of...
The ETC switch is a transmission control device. When it is not active, the transmissions shifts normally. When the ETC is engaged, it alters the shift points.
Example: the 1-2 upshift occurs normally between 18-20 mph. Now, say you are towing something, or are carrying a heavy load...engage the ETC, and the trans computer will "hold" the 1-2 upshift until 22-24 mph. It is just for that, prolonging the shift points, due to load.
The switch on the side of the shifter is for the Overdrive. Engaged (the OD light is off) the transmission shifts into overdrive. This saves you gas. When the button is dis-engaged (the OD OFF light is on) , the transmission does NOT shift into overdrive. It is best to leave the overdrive ON, and the ECT OFF to obtain maximum fuel mileage. I hope this has answered your question. Please feel free to comment back if you have any other questions. Thanks for chosing FixYa for assistance.
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If its a 4WD there is either a push button on the dash left side of steering colomn, its marked 4hi. If manual shifter in on floor center console. Pull back on lever to second notch marker 4hi. If you are in 4lo now and can't get out. first put tranny shifter in neutral while engine running, then shift transfer case into neutral (manual push forward), push button hold 4hi and 4lo at the same time til "N" green light comes on. Then shift either into 4hi.
This light usually indicates that you have selected the power option for your transmission shift pattern(normal or pwr)
There is a button on the center console or the shifter that selects pwr or normal trany shifting, if pressing the button again does not change the light than the button or wiring may be defective and require further diagnosing
I had this problem and its common on the impala. There is a manual release button under the shifter trim. Remove the trim and look down and on the passenger side you will see a silver button near the bottom. With the shifter in park push in the button and this will release the shifter. You can drive the car as long as you don't put it back in park. If you do just push in the button and release it again. My problem was a broken wire in the shifter cable. You won't find this release button in the owners manual. After mine was repaired I drilled a inch and one half hole in the passenger side of the console opposite the level of the button in case I had future problems. Just reach in with your finger and push in the button to release the shifter.
Your "s" light is probably surrounded by something that looks like a gear. If that is true, then you have selected sport performance of the transmission. To deselect the sport option, look near the bottom of the gearshift and you shall see a button that says "mode", press that button and the light should extinguish.
First, the bulb is a GE 158.
There are two screws near the back of the parking brake cover (one each side). Move the seats forward to remove them.
After removing the parking brake cover (helps to raise the parking brake), there are two screws at the back of the shift console.
Remove those two screws. Pull out the four 'serrated' push pins under the dash area holding the shift console (two each side). Then pull the cup holder up and out.
You should then be able to remove the shift console. One suggestion- if you need to move the shifter out of park, make sure your parking brake is on! There is a shift release you can depress with a small screwdriver under the little button/tab to the right of the shifter. (Can also be reached under the console with your finger after removing the cupholder.)
The bulb holder is on the driver's side. Only one I assume.
the button on the side of the shifter is not for overdrive. it is your ets (enhanced traction system). it helps keep your wheels from locking up when braking in the rain or snow. btw, when the light is OFF, the ets is active.