KICKDOWN SWITCH ____________________________________________ (range ON/OFF) Indicates the state of the kickdown switch on M, F, and K transmissions. The kickdown switch is integrated into the Bowden accelerator cable. It is used to detect situations where the accelerator pedal is depressed beyond the full-throttle point. NOTE: i On vehicles with a TDI engine, the TCM receives the kickdown signal from the APP sensor that is located in the bracket for the bell crank. It is an EDC sensor that supplies the kickdown signal on vehicles with TDI engines.