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What does the A/T eco switch do in my 2002 forester XT

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It seems to turn the Eco light on in the dashboard. It doesn't really affect anything in the ECU of the car. Its used to show you if you are driving economically. Accelerate hard or go over 110 km/hr and the light will turn off even if the switch is on. The hold button keeps the car out of first gear so it will take off in 2nd and will try to change to 3rd or 4th as soon as possible to stop sliding on snow or ice. Hope this helps.

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