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1) I read here recently that there is some reverse lock-out feature above 10MPH or so on the 6MT. Does anyone know this for sure, and how do you know? The owners manual doesn't mention it. My wife is afraid to shift into 6th for fear of engaging reverse, and I'm too afraid to test out the lockout feature while moving.<p>2) With the ECS in full 'auto' mode, the A/C light stays on continuously. I'm assuming this just means that the ECS is controlling the A/C, and will cycle it as necessary. Is this true, or does this mean the A/C is on continuously? This also is not mentioned in the owners manual.<p>Thanks in advance, and to those of you that don't know, please spare me the "do a search" replies. The search feature of this forum sucks. I have yet to find anything by doing a search.
 

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Re: Two questions from a new R owner... (Dashdog)

You're correct on both. You cannot engage reverse so don't worry. Also, almost ANY car in auto climate the A/C will show on. It doesn't mean it's actually blowing cold air at that time, it just means it can seamlessly switch over when necessary
 

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Re: Two questions from a new R owner... (JRL)

wow! Post 20K and no fanfare! On my College football board you would be revered <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Two questions from a new R owner... (Dashdog)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dashdog</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">1) I read here recently that there is some reverse lock-out feature above 10MPH or so on the 6MT. Does anyone know this for sure, and how do you know? The owners manual doesn't mention it. My wife is afraid to shift into 6th for fear of engaging reverse, and I'm too afraid to test out the lockout feature while moving.<p>2) With the ECS in full 'auto' mode, the A/C light stays on continuously. I'm assuming this just means that the ECS is controlling the A/C, and will cycle it as necessary. Is this true, or does this mean the A/C is on continuously? This also is not mentioned in the owners manual.<p>Thanks in advance, and to those of you that don't know, please spare me the "do a search" replies. The search feature of this forum sucks. I have yet to find anything by doing a search.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's true you can't engage reverse while moving, try. While on the freeway go from sixth to fith and back to sixth, there will be no notch on the right side of the gate.<br>With the AC I believe that it is actually engaged all the time as there is some note about it de-humidifying the interior. Even on full hot the AC is still on to keep the windows from fogging over.
 

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Re: Two questions from a new R owner... (vintagemilano)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vintagemilano</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>With the AC I believe that it is actually engaged all the time as there is some note about it de-humidifying the interior. Even on full hot the AC is still on to keep the windows from fogging over.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's available but not on full time. Even in sub 50 degree temps here you can hear the AC clutch engage/disengage at idle. I actually use the "Auto" function more in the winter here for dehumidifying than I do for AC in the summer.<p>In the summer it's almost always off of Auto to minimize the AC/intercooler heatsoak that robs power.
 

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Re: Two questions from a new R owner... (StaggRLee)

20,000 posts, that something. I appreciate your dedication to stay with this forum and inject your knowledge to assist others. Truly an asset. oclv
 
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