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    Been wondering whats the d3 switch for....

    when should we press it?

    thanks a lot!!

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    Did you look in the manual?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeye View Post

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dmore View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by whcrtsx View Post
    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...

    thanks whcrtsx!!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mdugan7000 View Post
    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.
    thanks mdugan7000

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