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Hi All

loving the beast :burnout:and the weather has been pretty good in Scotland over the past few days :Beer:

My darling :hail:wife has an ocassionally problem when she's drivng, in that she hits the gear selector buttons and she gets a little confused.

I had a search but couldn't see anything, on disabling the buttons, I'd be ok with doing it, as it's plenty fast enough without putting it in manual ;)

Is there a way to turn the buttons off in the menu system? Or another little trick.

As usual, thanks for any and all help
All The Best
Mikey
 

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if you mean while in sport or comfort mode and not manual or paddle and accidentally hitting the shifter, then no, you just have to keep far away from it.
 

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Hmmm - so I suspect you could disable the ones on the steering wheel one of two ways - Indy with DAS or removing the airbag and disconnecting the actual switches...
 

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The latter is a decent idea...disconnect the battery, remove the two screws securing the airbag with a T30 Torx, unplug the two connectors for the paddle switches, reinstall the airbag and reconnect the battery. Honestly it's a 1 beer job and will take you all of 15 mins.
 

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Thanks for the help Guys, I suspected that would be the only way round it.

I'll hang off just now, as she only gets to drive it occassionaly :tu:

Thanks again
 

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I'm going to have my wife practice bumping the down-shift and recovering from it. That way she won't panic so much when it happens.
 

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Hmmm you can just tell her to hold the up gear for a few seconds and the car will automatically shift back into auto. Done from either the stick or the paddles.
 
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