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Sport Mode Not working..please help

Old 02-24-2019, 08:31 PM
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Sport Mode Not working..please help

Hello- I have a 2008 RDX with 125K.

I noticed today that when I shift to S , sport mode does not function......the "S" light on the instrument pane doesn't come on, paddle shifters don't do anything and the 1,2,3,4,5's gear indicators don't show in the small panel beside the shift letter. When I am in S it basically is like I am in Drive "D"

Note that the paddle shifters work fine in Drive mode....they manually shift up and down fine...Its just S mode is not working.

I changed the transmission fluid about 18 months (18,000 miles) ago.

I tried Googling and searching the forum but didn't see anything similar.

Car is very driveable as I don't really use S mode a lot... its just strange and would like to fix it

Anyone heard of anything like this or have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:00 PM
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It may just be a fuse blown for Sport Shift. I assume you are saying it shifts OK in regular D position?
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:31 PM
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Probably a fuse or something physically broken with the shifter. Doesn't sound like the engine or transmission is broken since the paddles still react in normal D mode.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:53 PM
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Check your fuses, one fuse box under the drivers dash as well as two on the drivers side under the hood.

Then have your dealer check the transmission pressure switches. I had to change several of them over the years.

Also you may have a short in your shifter harness.

Another thing that might be wrong is the brake shift interlock.

Check your battery and your transmission fluid temperature.

Check the computer and brake pressure sensor.

Always, start with the cheapest solution ending with the most expensive solution.
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Mines was doing that and eventually it gave me the transmission pressure switch check engine code. Got it fixed and brand new again
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