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« on: December 05, 2010, 03:59:50 PM »

On my gear shift, I have a button that has a plus and minus sign. I have looked everywhere in the manual and am unable to find any reason for it. Can someone enlighten me?
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 04:54:24 PM »

If you put the shifter all the way down to Low, the buttons allow you to shift by hand.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 11:24:15 PM »

If you put the shifter all the way down to Low, the buttons allow you to shift by hand.

You can do this; but it's main function is to limit the highest gear you want your Acadia to shift into.  This is mainly ysed in towing so that your trans doesn't do the 5-6 shift over and over.  Shift to L and hit the + button to 5 and your Acadia will never shift into 6th.

Pg 9-24 of your owner's manual discuses it
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 11:28:05 PM »

Really, that makes sense.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 02:32:12 AM »

In 'L,' you can use the - and  + to downshift and upshift just like you were using the trans as a manual trans, only NO CLUTCH!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 01:00:11 PM »

In 'L,' you can use the - and  + to downshift and upshift just like you were using the trans as a manual trans, only NO CLUTCH!!

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010, 12:39:03 AM »

Also--- when going downhill--- and the vehicle senses that youre speeding up AND stepping on the brake (and no gas pedal input)-- it know that youre picking up speed with no gas input (= going downhill)... and hill descent control kicks in... you will feel the engine/trans help slow down the vehicle.... though in some cases--- You dont need the descent control to kick in....
So you can shift to L-- hit the + and select 6....  selecting L- turns off descent control...
so now in L and 6- you can go downhill and pickup speed and not have the engine/tranny interfere.
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