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Old 04-11-2012, 08:14 PM
critter critter is offline
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Default Manual shift problems
After installing the paddles in my Trans Am I lost an engine. So the car has been down for a bit. I'm up and running now and last weekend I took the car out for a spin. I flipped the switch for manual mode and ran it through first, tapped into second, wound it out and tapped again, no shift. I figured it was just me so I flipped it to auto and waited for the next stop light and tried again. Same results. Tonight I put the laptop on it in the garage. To refresh you, the this the TCI "red box" controller and software. I opened the dashboard and could see when I flipped the switch to go to manual mode. I tapped the upshift and went 1-2 but no 2-3. The downshift of 2-1 works as well. FYI, this all worked flawlessly after the install, before the motor crapped out.

Any thoughts on what might be preventing it going beyond the 1-2 shift in manual mode?
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:43 AM
TCITech1 TCITech1 is offline
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If you want, can you send us your tune file and maybe we can find something in the programming? You can send it to my email address of

Can't be the paddle shifter itself if it is shifting 1-2 OK. That means the paddle is working. We know its probably not the manual switch, since you are indeed able to flip back and forth. I think it's something in the software program. You didn't change any of the settings since the motor problem did you?
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