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Things you didn't know about your 3rd generation Honda CR-V? Well, this is a new vehicle and Honda has loaded it up with new and exciting features not commonly found in this class range. Share what you know about your 2007 Honda CR-V!

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Old 09-27-2007, 10:58 PM
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Default D3 switch (2.4 AT engines) - when do you use it?

Been wondering whats the d3 switch for....

when should we press it?

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Did you look in the manual?
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https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/.../AWA0707OM.pdf
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:41 AM
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Been wondering whats the d3 switch for....when should we press it?
Your question is even mentioned in this humorous thread:

http://www.hondasuv.com/members/show...ight=overdrive

Look for the highlighted word 'overdrive'.

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I use it when I'm gonig down long grades and don't want to be constantly on the brakes. Also useful coming up a long grade if you find the transmission constantly upshifting/downshifting.
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I use it when I'm gonig down long grades and don't want to be constantly on the brakes. Also useful coming up a long grade if you find the transmission constantly upshifting/downshifting.

many thanks sir dmore.
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I hit the D3 button when I know that I'm going to want to downshift (i.e. passing) and don't want the lag of pushing hard on the gas and then the transmission shifting. I also use it on hills where the grade is just big enough that the transmission doesn't know what gear to use... "forcing" it into 3rd gears makes the drive up a lot smoother... just don't forget to switch it off. I forgot to do that a few times on my previous Accord... Honda engines are so smooth and quiet that sometimes I don't notice what gear I'm in unless I look at the tach...
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I hit the D3 button when I know that I'm going to want to downshift (i.e. passing) and don't want the lag of pushing hard on the gas and then the transmission shifting. I also use it on hills where the grade is just big enough that the transmission doesn't know what gear to use... "forcing" it into 3rd gears makes the drive up a lot smoother... just don't forget to switch it off. I forgot to do that a few times on my previous Accord... Honda engines are so smooth and quiet that sometimes I don't notice what gear I'm in unless I look at the tach...

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With the "Grade Logic" system in your CR-V transmission, you really don't need to use it. That being said, the uses, mentioned above, are valid anyway.
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With the "Grade Logic" system in your CR-V transmission, you really don't need to use it. That being said, the uses, mentioned above, are valid anyway.
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