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Old 04-14-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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I was sitting in my new astra with the engine off and the key out, and for some reason I put the gas pedal to the floor and there is this "detent" position right when you get to the floor. Anyone know what that "detent" is for?? Is that another european thing i don't know about???

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Old 04-14-2009, 10:47 PM   #2
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Is your Astra an Automatic transmission model? If so, then that detent is most likely the "kick-down" switch that will drop the transmission to a lower gear when you floor it. Manual transmission models, to my knowledge (and experience, since I drive one!!), do not have this detent.

If your car is a Manual transmission model, well, then maybe the floor mat is bunched up under the pedal!?

Might that be it?

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Old 04-15-2009, 07:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: gas pedal to the floor

If you have a manual gearbox it's the overboost switch for turbo engines.

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Old 04-15-2009, 09:17 AM   #4
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Turbo engines!? What on earth are you talking about!! Can I get an Astra with a turbo engine? Where can I find such a vehicle?

What's a turbo, anyway??

The above comment was made purely in jest and was not meant to offend anybody. No animals were harmed in the typing of this message. Have a nice day.

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Old 04-15-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: gas pedal to the floor

bmw uses this feature as well. When the pedal is extended to the "detent" the transmission usually kicks down and will rev to or close to the redline(if its an automatic). Essentially its WOT mode.

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:16 PM   #6
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Turbo engines!? What on earth are you talking about!! Can I get an Astra with a turbo engine? Where can I find such a vehicle?

What's a turbo, anyway??
It is called sarcasm.

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Old 04-16-2009, 07:12 AM   #7
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It is called sarcasm.
Yes, and he said his comment was in jest.

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Old 04-16-2009, 03:36 PM   #8
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dont need a kick down cable since the car is by wire and not by cable

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