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No make no model no help but what would you think it is for .slippery roads

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What is winter mode

Andrew, in automatic equipped vehicles with winter/wet mode selection, I believe it starts vehicle off in a higher gear to prevent wheel spin. Your manual should explain what winter/wet mode is.
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It sounds like you are either in "winter" mode, or "failsafe mode". If it's winter mode, you should see the word "winter" somewhere on the display. On my 1998 Saab 900, the winter button is on the console. Pushing it turns the winter mode on and off. If it's in failsafe mode, you're going to need to take it to a GM dealer.

May 11, 2014 | 2003 Saab 9-3

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Car moves slowly in drive but ok in 1-2-3-D.

Someone else mention that the WINTER button makes the car start in 2nd gear to improve traction and reduce slipping in snow and ice. perhaps your winter button is active and it needs to be unclicked. in regular weather starting in 2nd would be like you describe.

Apr 01, 2011 | 2002 Isuzu Rodeo

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What does winter power button do?

I believe the winter power button makes it so your truck starts in 2nd gear instead of 1st gear to reduce slipping and gain traction... It might do other things with 4 wheel drive. The whole point is to give you a better chance in the snow,

Jan 11, 2011 | 2002 Isuzu Rodeo

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I just bought a used Volvo and do not know what "W" and "S" on the middle console are used for. Also, the radio does not work. Is there a way I can pull radio out to check for problem?

Hi. I own a 99 Volvo S70 and on the shift console, there's a button with a "W" on it which is used for winter driving. It basically tells the transmission to be soft and not as responsive as it should be which helps you keep more traction in winter driving. If you're used to driving in winter conditions like me, I don't use mine much.

The "S" is a shift overlock button which prevents the transmission from going into overdrive. Often times, when people pull a trailer or have heavy loads, it prevents the transmission from overheating resulting in premature wear.

I hope this helps.

Nov 05, 2010 | 2000 Volvo S40

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What are the winter and power buttons for on the center console below the hand brake.

Those buttons are similar to traction control on some newer vehicles. The winter button causes less torque to be transfered to your tires all at once therefore reducing the chance of spinning. The power button allows all torque to be applied to you tires more for pulling a trailer or normal summer driving.

Oct 14, 2010 | Isuzu Rodeo Sport Cars & Trucks

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I need to know what the power drive and winter drive buttons are for on a 1998 isuzu rodeo

The winter drive button gears the transmission down so that it doesn’t spin when you take off from a dead stop in the snow and ice. It only activates by pressing and holding it when at a stop and then accelerating.

Power is for when you are hauling heavy loads. It holds a higher rpm before shifting to next gear giving you best hauling performance.

Feb 16, 2010 | 1998 Isuzu Rodeo

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When I start driving, the engine revs high and barely goes anywhere. it goes slowly up till 25mph and then is fine. It just started today

I believe '02 rodeo's have buttons for power mode and winter mode located between the shifter and the flip up console.You may have accidentally activated winter mode which cuts power to the drive wheels for driving in ice and snow.If so look on the instrument cluster and "winter mode" will be lit in green,simply push the button again to deactivate it while in PARK.Hope this helps ,good luck.

Feb 03, 2010 | 2002 Isuzu Rodeo

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What are the power and winter buttons for?

if im not mistaken the power button is used for towing the winter button is used for adverse wearher conditions such as snow -ice etc.(4wheel drive)

Jan 28, 2010 | 1995 Honda Passport

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Automatic transmission "s" and "w" buttons

Hello there.

The W/S mode button stands for Winter and Standard. Winter mode increases torque and thus adherence when starting. I believe that under normal conditions, standard mode is to be prefered as it improves acceleration and makes the ride more comfortable.

The ACR button inhibits the electronic drive assistance. This again might be necessary when driving under certain winter-conditions (snow, ice), but should normally be let active.

Apr 11, 2009 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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