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Auto crank/start feature

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rockbug63, May 17, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    rockbug63

    rockbug63 [OP] Active Member

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    Does the 2nd gen Taco have an auto start feature? I read somewhere that the starter should crank even if you let off the key until the engine starts. I have seen older Tundra's that have this feature but my '09 dbl cab does not??
     
  2. May 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    myname150

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    If you're talking about a system like Mercedes Benzs' have then no...I know in the mom's benz i just turn the key to start and back to on and it starts automatically, no need to hold.

    In our trucks, if you do the same thing it will not start, you actually have to hold it till the engine starts.
     
  3. May 17, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    rockgecko03

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    My 07 4Runner had this feature, too. That's a good question. Why isn't it an option?
     
  4. May 17, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    TRDKenE

    TRDKenE DAMN GOOD DEAL!!

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    Seriously? I mean ya cant hold the key for 5 seconds to start the truck?
     
  5. May 17, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    rockgecko03

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    It's just a convenience item. The principle behind it is no different from electric windows or power door locks.
     
  6. May 18, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    I completely disagree with you, but to each their own. They are convenience items to me. When I got my first truck, it didn't have power windows or door locks, but they both worked perfectly every time I turned the crank to lower the windows and when I physically pushed the door lock down to lock the doors. They never gave me one single problem. However, I will agree that it is a hell of a lot more convenient to have those little buttons on the door that do it all for you and while you're driving down the road.
     
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