Auto Gearbox Default Setting - Can we change it?

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Hi All
The 1.6 Exclusiv Auto defaults to the Normal setting on starting. Is it possible to change the default to Sport?
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tciprop wrote:Hi All
The 1.6 Exclusiv Auto defaults to the Normal setting on starting. Is it possible to change the default to Sport?
Phil
Hi Phil, I had a look in the manual and I can see no mention of locking in the Sport mode between engine restarts.
Sport programme "S"
 Press button "S" , after starting the engine.
The gearbox automatically favours a dynamic style of driving.
S appears on the instrument panel.
The manual mentions that Sport is engaged after starting the engine, but no mention of it staying engaged after the engine is switched off.


The AL4 service manual says
Note: Every time the ignition is switched off then on again,the ECU automatically switches to the "normal program" configuration.
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Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2011 (11)
Engine Size: 1.6
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 30000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Automatic PRND
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Thanks for your reply. I just wondered if the setting was adjustable, perhaps in the ECU.
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