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WHAT DOES THE BUTTON ON THE FLOOR SHIFT TO THE RIGHT OF THE SHIFTER MARKED "S" FOR ? IS THIS FOR A SPORT SUS. RIDE?

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My name is matthew I have a 1990 passot also,
The botton on the marked with an is for overdrive! the transmisson is eletroic and the s botton put the trasnmisson in overdrive! I that out from a transmisson shop, my e mail is mholtblue@hotmail.com

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