Rodeo Automatic "Power Button"

Submitted: Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 00:47
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Hi all, I was wondering if anyone can assist with a problem I noticed yesterday with the power button on my RA Rodeo auto TD, the dash indicator light no longer lights and I am positive that it does not engage the "power" mode when switched on. Any suggestions as to the cause? it was working fine the day before and from new till I noticed it yesterday, could it just be a fuse?

Any help gratefully recieved

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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 07:31

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 07:31
Have a look in your service record book if the auto box has been serviced as required every 40,000 klm for a start , and yes there is a fuse , does the 3rd gear lock button engage when pushed ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane L - QLD - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 13:42

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 13:42
Thanks for the reply, yes the 3rd lock lights when pushed and vehicle starts moving, checked all the fuses I could find both by steering columb and under bonnet, all OK but still no "Power" button

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Reply By: fugwurgin - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 08:52

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 08:52
haha i am convinced that all that button does is light up a light on the dash, im yet to see it give me any more power, especially when overtaking. will look forward to seeing what replies you get.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 09:09

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 09:09
All the power button does is alter the shift points in the auto.

Doesnt give you any more power, just alters the revs it changes at.

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Follow Up By: Fab72 - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 09:57

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 09:57
Spot on Graham. Surprising how many complaints we see in our service department from people saying that depressing the power button didn't give them any more power.
Perhaps they were expectting a dose of Nitros Oxide.
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Follow Up By: fugwurgin - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:21

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:21
if i wanted NOS id look for for a NOS button, i wanted power so i press the POWER button. i understand it changes the kick-back revs and makes the intervals closer together, all my tongue in-cheek comment was saying is that i haven't seen any response from it when engaged except a light on the dash.

a shot of NOS wouldnt go astray on these models, they are big slugs but very comfy on trips!
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Follow Up By: stumbly1 - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 14:10

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 14:10

Big slugs you say?
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate, I sold my 4.2TD Patrol to get into one of these and the difference in power and torque is very noticeable - I even reckon I'm a chance at beating old granny's in Hyundais from the stop lights leaving them in a cloud of smoke (diesel smoke, not tyres!)
If it gets any faster I'll have to look at some big 20" spinner rims and a go-fast tin can muffler, maybe some blue under car lights and a fluffy dice off the mirror.
I could hang around mcdonalds car parks listening to doof-doof music REALLY loud and wear my pants hanging half way down my bum.
Then to really impress my mates, I'd show 'em the POWER BUTTON.

O.K, enough of the silly stuff. The power button works really well for around the city stuff, changing gears later and "kicking back" earlier, and we obviously use it when towing.
If you couldn't "feel" any difference when the dash light was working then maybe there is a problem with it after all, the stealership should be able to check it but be prepared for the usual guff from them and the big bill at the end. Maybe have a look around the fuse box and wires from the gearbox first, might be something really simple.
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Follow Up By: stumbly1 - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 14:14

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 14:14
oops, sorry - got carried away I see you already checked fuses and i confused two seperate follow ups. ah well, you get that sometimes eh?
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Reply By: mechpete - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:47

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:47
my 97GQ petrol auto has a power button , while it was under warrranty I got the dealer to check it as there was no difference in revs /speed between
power an economy , the dealer contacted nissan an was told there is no
difference . was a bit dissapointed but that was ten yrs ago an its been a great 4wd anyway off to the hay river in august .
can,t wait
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