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Now to get into neutral

Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:40 am

I want to take my Nissan Leaf through the car-wash, they need to push the car along in their track system, and require that I put the car in Neutral, but I don't know how to do that... :?:

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Re: Now to get into neutral

Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:57 am

Hold the shift knob to the left.

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Re: Now to get into neutral

Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:23 pm

cwerdna wrote:Hold the shift knob to the left.

Correct, note to OP you have to hold it to the left for several seconds, to put it back in gear just move the mouse down like you normally do.
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Re: Now to get into neutral

Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:12 pm

And leave the car on for the duration of the wash... Otherwise it puts itself in park if you turn it off.

...right?
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Re: Now to get into neutral

Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:51 pm

BenTheRighteous wrote:And leave the car on for the duration of the wash... Otherwise it puts itself in park if you turn it off.

...right?

Yes, leave it in READY mode (green car w/arrows).

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Re: Now to get into neutral

Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:35 am

The car washes I use have a person stay in the car while it goes through the tunnel due to the fact that "the engine stays on" while it is neutral.
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Re: Now to get into neutral

Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:04 am

Staying in the car is half the fun of the car wash experience! (Maybe even ALL of the fun!)
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Re: Now to get into neutral

Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:32 pm

Everyone who uses the exterior only wash lane stays in their car. I put the car in Neutral as instructed above, leave the engine on, and ride through. It is sort of fun, but I am always a little afraid it will stop while I am in there. So far so good.

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Re: Now to get into neutral

Mon May 08, 2017 7:04 pm

Some of you may be old enough to remember the "Tunnel of Love" at the local amusement park. The drive-through car-wash is simply the 21st Century hybridized version.
NOTE: Do not EVER take a Yorkshire Terrier with you through the car-wash unless you have a high-end set of noise-cancelling headphones.
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