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I've been hearing about a 1-4 skip shift on these cars but I have yet to find a way to make it force me to shift into 4th. I've started out slow, ran up in rpm's a bit, just about every scenario I could think of to replicate what my 99 WS6 Firebird did prior to the eliminator install.

Is there any chance the car I have is either messed up or just doesn't have it? I will not force me to skip shift, nor does the brake assist work when on a hill even though the EVIC says the option is on.
The car now has 72 miles on it.
 

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Just finished breaking mine in (500 miles), and have yet to experience it as well. After reading the owners manual though, it takes some pretty specific circumstances...

This occurs when the engine coolant (antifreeze) is higher than 106F (41c), vehicle speed is greater than 19mph but less than 21mph, and the transmission is in first gear, and the accelerator is at 1/4 throttle or less.
I don't think I've been in first after 19mph yet.
 

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Don't think you'll have that problem till after 1000 or 1500 miles. Then it will kick in when you least expect it. I just ordered a eliminator yesterday after almost 2 yrs. It got me about 5 times on Saturday. Enough is enough! :)
 

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Hill start assist,
Maybe that won't kick in either till 1500 miles. I just turned it off on my car Saturday because that was getting annoying too. :)

Check in the evic to see if it is on, under personal setting then scroll thru the screens using the up arrow key.
 

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I found the Hill Start Assist comes on way sooner than the 7% or greater as the manual indicates (more like 3%).

I found it kind of intrusive, and have HSA switched off, as it came on even with the slightest ramps entering a freeway (lane metering lights for example).

If you're an experienced 'stick driver, you really won't need it - plus there's plenty of torque with the V8's so its unlikely you'll stall taking off on hills
 

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Ok, thanks guys. I had it on for the wife to drive the other day and backwards we went. She said, I thought you told me this thing would hold on a hill??? Well I said maybe this isn't a big enough hill and on and on we went. I do know the EVIC said it was "on" but it never worked to hold position.
 

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Ok, thanks guys. I had it on for the wife to drive the other day and backwards we went. She said, I thought you told me this thing would hold on a hill??? Well I said maybe this isn't a big enough hill and on and on we went. I do know the EVIC said it was "on" but it never worked to hold position.
I wonder if the sensor that tells the HSA whether the vehicle is level or not isn't working right?

I don't know if it shares the yaw sensor (ESP system part) to accomplish this or not. Its obvious when HSA works, since the brakes sort of release with a slight "pop" when you're letting the clutch out and torque is applied to trigger the HSA release.
 

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I've had mine for a month as of today and logged 1,300 miles so far (too much fun I can't leave it sit) :)

I have "worked it" to make the skip shift light come on many times, but it doesn't force me to do it. I'm thinking that with the $1000 gas guzzler tax, the skip shift is recommended and not forced? :scratchhead:
 

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I found mine twice elimator going in asap .I have just 600 miles on mine .I Dont want it to ever activate again .
 
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