Kia Optima: Sports Mode - Automatic Transaxle - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Sports Mode

Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion, sports mode is selected by pushing

Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion, sports mode is selected by pushing the shift lever from the УDФ position into the manual gate. To return to УDФ range operation, push the shift lever back into the main gate.

In sports mode, moving the shift lever backwards and forwards will allow you to make gearshifts rapidly. In contrast to a manual transaxle, the sports mode allows gearshifts with the accelerator pedal depressed.

Up (+) : Push the lever forward once to shift up one gear.

Down (-) : Pull the lever backwards once to shift down one gear.

✽ NOTICE

Transaxle Ranges
P (Park) Always come to a complete stop before shifting into P. This position locks the transaxle and prevents the front wheels from rotating. Always come to a complete stop before shifting into ...

Moving Up a Steep Grade From a Standing Start
To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and re ...

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Removal
1. Disconnect the brake fiuid level switch connector, and remove the reservoir cap. 2. Remove the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservior with a syringe. ...

Emergency trunk safety release
Your vehicle is equipped with an emergency trunk release lever located inside the trunk. If someone is inadvertently locked in the trunk, moving the handle in the direction of the arrow will rel ...

Inspection
1. Check the audio remote control switch (A) for resistance between connector terminals in each switch position. [LH-Audio] [LH-Mute] [Audio] Switch ...

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