This switch, adjacent to the
automatic shift lever, allows the driver to choose the gear range as
There are three positions,
POWER, AUTO and HOLD.
POWER: when switched
on, the POWER light will show on the dash. In normal driving, with the
shift lever in D, the power mode will operate through the full range of
gears 1 to 3 plus overdrive when active. In 2, the power mode will
only operate through 1 to 2, and in L, the power mode will only operate
on the first gear.
AUTO: In auto mode, the
transmission will automatically change between POWER and ECONOMY modes
as driving conditions define, changing to POWER mode for example when
starting a hill ascent.
HOLD: The HOLD light will
show on the dash. The transmission will operate in ECONOMY mode
through the full range of selected gears, not changing any higher than
the selected gear, for example if you have selected L, the transmission
will not change up to 2 or higher.