Cadillac Escalade: Transmission - Initial Drive Information - In Brief - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Transmission

Driver Shift Control (DSC)

The DSC switch is located on the shift lever.

The DSC switch is located on the shift lever.

To enable the DSC feature:

1. Move the column shift lever to the M(Manual) position. The Driver Information Center (DIC) display will show the message MANUAL SHIFT on the first line and the current gear will be displayed on the second line. This is the highest attainable range with all lower gears accessible. As an example, when 5 (Fifth) gear is selected, 1 (First) through 5 (Fifth) gears are available.

2. Press the plus/minus buttons, located on the steering column shift lever, to select the desired range of gears for current driving conditions. See Manual Mode  .

While using DSC, cruise control and the tow/haul mode can be used.

Grade Braking is not available when DSC is active. See Tow/Haul Mode  .

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