1981 Volvo DL, GL and GLT
pg. 38 Automatic transmission
The gear selector can be moved freely between D and 2. The other positions are separated by a lockout
which is operated by depressing the selector knob.
Depressing the selector knob slightly allows selection of positions N and 1.
Depressing the selector knob fully allows selection of positions R and P. This is also necessary when
initially bringing the selector out of position P.
Depressing the selector knob fully thus permits shifting freely between all positions.
Use this position when parked with the engine running or stopped.
Never use P while car is in motion.
The transmission is mechanically locked in position P. Also use the parking brake when parking on
grades for added safety.
Never use R while car is moving forward.
Neutral position = no gear is engaged.
Use parking brake.
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