: Auto Tranny Launhes

07-11-10, 09:28 PM
I have an 09 V with an Auto and I was hoping someone could tell me how you get the transmission in sport mode to launch in first gear and have it shif tin auto mode rather than having to shoft manually. I read some posts on how to do it on 10's but it doesn't seem to work on an 09. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

07-11-10, 09:42 PM
I have an '09 CTS-V Auto.

If I move the shift lever to the right into "Manual" mode (an "M" appears in the gear indicator under the speedometer)- it will start in first gear and shift automatically as long as I don't move the shifter again or hit the shift buttons on the steering wheel.

In manual mode - If you manually shift once then you have to do all the shifting. The actual gear number (1 through 6) will then appear in the gear indicator.