Wire vs Cable Shifting - Kia K900 Forum
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post #1 of 2 Old 05-01-2021, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Default Wire vs Cable Shifting

I am looking at a 2015 K900 5.0 with 20k at CarMax. This particular trim has cable shifting and not wire shifting. Having trouble figuring out the difference. Can anyone help? I am worried about the electronic parking brake and was also curious if there is a difference with cable vs wire. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance
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I think the cable shift was introduced to help hold the cost down. The cars weren't moving, so I guess they had to try something.

The cable shifter, as its name implies, moves a cable that selects gears at the transmission. The shift by wire uses just a wire to tell which gear the trans should be in. I'm unclear myself as to whether there's an actual servomotor involved like on the old Edsel's pushbutton shift, or if it all happens in the transmission's software. Anybody know?

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