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Old 04-22-2009, 09:03 PM
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Hi - just spent my first day with my new 2009 Laramie -- like always the new car bug and smell get into your brain and mess you up for a while - but I am seriously impressed with this ride.

I have scoured the manuals and looked online for an answer to 2 questions I have - and can't find them - so naturally I turn to the experts here. My two questions are:

1. I have a floor mounted shifter. When you move it to the left or to the right it downshifts or upshifts. I understand - I have a similar feature on the wife's Hyundai. But - once I've either down shifted or up shifted - the only way I seem to be able to get back into normal drive is to take my foot off the gas and go into neutral - then back into drive. I'm sure I'm missing something.

2. I have the RER package with the Nav Radio, Siruis and Aspen sound system including voice recognition. But - just how in the hell do I mute the system and/or pause playback of a song?

Thanks - looking forward to the answers!
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I don't know the answer to your second question,

but try going past the 5th gear on an upshift or holding the gear selector to one side or the other
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Try holding the shifter to the + side for more than 2 seconds, that's the way my Nitro goes back into D
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:47 PM
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Try holding the shifter to the + side for more than 2 seconds, that's the way my Nitro goes back into D
Thanks - that worked. I couldn't find it anywhere in the manual.
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Yup, that's standard autostick functionality...now what's cool is that with a minor retrofit, you can add shifter paddles to your steering wheel! Man, I did that with my 300C SRT8 and love that mod!

As far the radio pause (and I think you are talking about a CD track, yes?) you can turn off then turn back on the head unit to pause a song but I haven't seen a "Pause" button on that head unit so I'm pretty sure this would be your only option.

As far as muting CD or radio audio, do you have steering wheel controls for the audio? If so, just push the - button and down goes the volume until you push the + button. Or, just rotate the volume knob to the left.

Now, if there's another audio function you want to mute, post up what that is. I was able to figure out how to turn down the NAV function prompts and change it from what I call the NAVBitch voice to simple tones on my REC/NAV head unit.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:07 AM
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Thanks for helping! What I'm doing is listening to various songs and podcasts that I've loaded to my hard drive via USB (got about 8 gig of stuff). If I'm in the middle of a song or a podcast and have to stop for some reason - holding a conversation, etc. the only way I can pause the song or podcast is to turn the system off - or if I don't have a cd loaded - switch to cd. There seems to be no pause mechanism.
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mine has the auto stick. personally i dont like it , everytime i rest my hand on the shifter and take a turn it pops into autoshift. i wish it had a button to turn it off. like the adjustable pedals , something else i will never use.
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I had that problem because I tend to rest my hand on the shifter and even a light bump will kick it into manual mode. I made a half moon shaped part out of medium hard plastic and used double faced tape to secure it in the left hand side of the shift plate, this prevents accidental down shifts but is soft enough to allow them with a little added pressure.
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