One of the few annoyances of driving a vehicle with an automatic transmission is that you can't seem to get that quick burst of speed that you can get with a quick downshift from a manual ride. You can easily remedy this by installing a kickdown switch in your vehicle. Once activated, the kickdown switch will downshift into the lowest permissible gear based on a car's current road speed so it could use the full power reserves of its engine. This little device is often used in older vehicles since modern ones have a transmission control unit that uses a sensor to automatically downshift when needed.
Get an OEM kickdown switch
Kickdown switches are very simple devices, so you're better off buying an OEM replacement since they'll be cheaper. If you're planning to install a kickdown switch on your own, then we recommend that you get a complete kit instead. Installing a kickdown switch will require mounts, wires, and other items that might not be present in your vehicle at the moment. To avoid the hassle of fabricating your own mounts or making modifications to your ride, you'll want to get a complete kit instead.
You don't have to spend much
Kickdown switches are one of the cheapest aftermarket components that you can buy online. Prices typically range from as low as $10 for a standalone switch to as high as $50 for a complete kit. Installation may be complicated for some, especially for those who aren't familiar with their vehicle's electrical wiring. If it proves too difficult for you to install a kickdown switch yourself, then you'll have to hire a mechanic to do it for you instead. Don't worry. This is simple procedure for auto repair shops and they'll just charge you a small fee to install it for you.