Reverse gear selection

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samuel.rees91
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Reverse gear selection

Post by samuel.rees91 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:15 am

Hi all,

I got a manual T-Cross last week and love it.

I am used to having cars where 1st/R gear is in the same position, but I am having a challenge of telling when the R gear is selected. In previous cars, I have either had a beep/sensor notification, or 'R' has displayed on the dashboard. I don't have the rear camera option with this T-Cross, but does anyone know if it is possible to have a sound notification, or the 'R' to appear when reverse is selected before moving. It is a bit concerning as the 1st and R gears are in a very similar position, so I could inadvertently set off forward when I want to reverse. Thanks

robby71
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Re: Reverse gear selection

Post by robby71 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:09 pm

How about a bulb change to 1 with a beeper? - https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... r&_sacat=0
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Tricky2
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Re: Reverse gear selection

Post by Tricky2 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:36 am

As you engage the clutch doesn't it show R in the gear display? Our manual Polo used to.
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GeoBog
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Re: Reverse gear selection

Post by GeoBog » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:55 am

Depending on the trim you got, the parking sensors should appear on the infotainment screen.
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samuel.rees91
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Re: Reverse gear selection

Post by samuel.rees91 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:44 pm

When I engage the clutch and select R nothing changes on the gear display. The gear display only shows 1-5, not R . Nothing appears on the infotainment screen either when reversing.

CPPGR
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Re: Reverse gear selection

Post by CPPGR » Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:59 pm

You can't lose reverse gear because you puuuuuush the stick.... 👇

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Re: Reverse gear selection

Post by AussieJohn » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:43 pm

All the manual gearbox vehicles I have driven in my life have had one thing in common; none of them had a gear indicator on a screen. In fact none of them had an infotainment screen. Drivers in control of their vehicle know what gear that they have conciously selected. Can we have some serious discussion rather than this trivia?

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