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Renault Laguna Handbook: Automatic Gearbox; Selector Lever

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aUtoMatIC GeaRbox

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Selector lever 1

Display 3 on the instrument panel
shows the mode and gear selected.
4: P: park
5: R: reverse gear
6: N: neutral
7: D: automatic mode
8 :
manual mode
9: zone displaying gearbox mode or
gear engaged in manual mode
(1/3)
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operation
With gear lever 1 in position P, switch
on the ignition.
To move out of position P, you must de-
press the brake pedal before pressing
unlocking button 2.
With your foot on the brake pedal
c
(warning light
out), move the lever out of position P.
only engage D or R when the vehi-
cle is stopped, with your foot on the
brake and the accelerator pedal re-
leased.
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7
on display 3 goes
Driving in automatic mode
Select position D. In most traffic con-
ditions, you will not have to touch the
gear selector lever again: the gears will
change automatically at the right time
and at the most suitable engine speed
because the automatic system takes
into account the vehicle load and road
contour and adjusts itself to the particu-
lar driving style you have chosen.
economical driving
When driving, always leave the lever
in position D, keeping the accelerator
pedal lightly depressed to ensure auto-
matic gear changes at a lower engine
speed.
accelerating and overtaking
Depress the accelerator pedal firmly
and fully (so that it goes beyond the
kickdown point).
this will enable you to change down
to the optimum gear within the
engine range.
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