V70 XC AWD L5-2.4L Turbo VIN 56 B5254T (1998)
Transmission Mode Switch: Description and Operation
ECON MODE (ECONOMY)
This shifting program is intended for "normal" driving and provides early upshifting combined with lock-up. In addition, the transmission line
pressure is modulated to provide smooth gear engagement. At Wide Open Throttle (WOT), the kickdown function is engaged and shifting occurs
at higher engine speed to provide a power boost, for example, when overtaking.
SPORT MODE (SPORT)
In Sport mode, the shifting points are designed to provide maximum performance. As long as acceleration is gently applied, shifts occur as for
Economy mode. During increased acceleration, the control module selects the shift and lock-up points for the best possible performance.
Kickdown can be activated if necessary.
The mode selector has a toggle switch for ECON and SPORT modes and a push-button for WINTER mode. The ECON and SPORT selector
remains in the selected position. In contrast, the WINTER button is spring loaded and can be depressed without affecting the other selector setting.
Selecting ECON mode will automatically deselect SPORT mode, while the WINTER mode can be selected regardless of the position of the
ECON/SPORT button. WINTER mode will remain in operation until the button is pressed again, the toggle switch position is changed or the
ignition is switched off. When the car is started again the program ECON or SPORT will be used, depending on the button position.
WINTER MODE (WINTER)
Winter mode makes it possible to start driving in high gear to avoid wheelspin on slippery roads. This mode is also applicable in other problem
situations in which the driver needs a more direct control over gear selection. Lock-up is engaged in all gears except 1st gear. Depending on the
gear position, the following combinations can be obtained:
D The car starts in 3rd gear. Automatic shifting between 3rd and 4th gears occurs earlier than in ECON mode, D position.
The car starts in 2nd gear. No up or downshifting occurs.
L The car starts in 1st gear. No up or downshifting occurs.
When Winter mode is selected, the warning light on the instrument panel lights.
If kickdown is activated in Winter mode, the transmission uses all gears for maximum performance.