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Renault Espace Automatic - Pedal

Hi, I have recently bought a 1999 espace, had various probs with alarm going off and service warning sign coming on even though i had a full service and check on it when i bought it.

My question is though, when recently cleaning the interior i found some sort of switch under the accelerator pedal, this obviously gets pressed if you really push the accelerator pedal right down, can anybody tell me what it is for or what it does ?
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I have a similar button on the avantime - when pressed by use of the throttle the gears kick down maximising revs and acceleration. It can severely damage good fuel economy!!!!

I only found mine after 9 months or so!!! Let us know how you get on!
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I too suspect that this is the kick down switch.All automatics kickdown,but it used to be done through the throttle cable linkage.With the new 'improved' systems,there is no throttle cable as such,so a switch on the pedal does the same thing.......

I think it's called progress.......oh blimey,I'm beginning to sound old!

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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