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Default Lock Up Mate - Sports Mode Issue or Normal Behaviour?

I took the Paj to get some fuel this morning. Normally it's the missus' daily driver.

Was driving in 4H.

Noticed the following behaviour that it has today and I gotta say I don't remember the car doing this in the past:

When stopped at an intersection, idling, if you push the gear selector into Sports Mode, it won't show "1" in the number below D in the instrument cluster like many cars do. You know how some cars let you start off in 2nd? Yeah, I couldn't do that. The first time I pushed it into Sports Mode it did actually flash "1" VERY briefly before disappearing but thereafter didn't show again.

When I start off and the revs and speed get up a bit, by which time I'm in 2nd gear, only then will "2" appear in the instrument cluster. And then I can speed up and select 3, 4 etc. However, if I slow down enough, the number will disappear. I can't manually select 1st even if I'm going slow enough.

As mentioned, this is unlike many other sports mode cars I drive including my daily driver / commute vehicle, a Kia which lets you select all gears?

Also while driving just around the back streets in Sports Mode (2, 3 4) the LED was on for most of the time suggesting the TC was locked up, which I don't remember occurring so much after I first installed it, but maybe I just hadn't noticed it.

Is the Sports Mode selector issue (in particular) normal behaviour on the Paj?
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Default Lock Up Mate - Sports Mode Issue or Normal Behaviour?

Ok I obviously need to spend more time reading the User Manual before jumping on here. It mentions Sports Mode using a hybrid Sport/Drive mode to avoid 1st gear quirks under 30kph, and explains how to disable it for safety reasons (engine braking etc.).

I do remember reading this section of the Manual when I installed it and understanding the logic.

In the 2+ months since I installed it I've obviously totally forgotten about this feature since I don't daily drive the Paj. Plus I haven't had coffee yet.

Ran diagnostics and it's fine.

Mods can either delete this thread or leave it here in case somebody else neglects to read the User Manual like me.

I am now going to re-read the entire User Manual 3-4 times before my trip lol.

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Also remember that neither Lockup Mate or Auto Mate will not function completely and lock the TC up, unless the ATF is up to temperature. On the Challenger/Triton with the 5 speed Jatco trans, this is 40C.

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Also remember that neither Lockup Mate or Auto Mate will not function completely and lock the TC up, unless the ATF is up to temperature. On the Challenger/Triton with the 5 speed Jatco trans, this is 40C.

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