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Beeping 4x4 switch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by squiggy, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    squiggy

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    Does anyone know if there is a way to stop the annoying beeping sound when you engage your 4 low on the 4 wheel drive switch ?
     
  2. Nov 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    memario1214

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    The beeping is for your protection... It is saying "Hey dummy, you're doing something wrong!" But I guess you could take out the beeper...
     
  3. Nov 16, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    he speak the truth:D
     
  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    numbah57

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    If you don't engage the 4wd right she beeps
     
  5. Nov 16, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    Yep, it wouldn't be beeping in the first place unless your doing something wrong. In the 3 years I've had my truck I don't remember ever hearing any beeping when engaging 4WD.

    I've read with the manuals the clutch pedal needs to be all the way in against the floor.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Yeah, what they said. I do have to confess though I did the same thing this weekend when wheeling and forgetting to slap it in neutral first. If you follow the steps that are on the drivers sun visor you will be ok and stop the beeping.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    hahahahaha well atleast you got it figured out
     
  8. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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  9. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Thank goodness my wife checked in the manual and read the correct procedure!!!
     
  10. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    What the others have said. Since yours is a manual, you have to make sure the truck is stopped and the clutch is pressed all the way down as far as the pedal will go before putting it into 4lo. If it's beeping, it's not in 4lo.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    Exactly... same is true of the rear locker... if light flashes and beeping, it is not engaged.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    Thanks for all the advice.....I guess I should have read the owners manual a little bit better!! I put it in 4 low this morning correctly and there was no beeping sound.....amazing. Thanks again.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    Remember, don't drive on dry (or even slightly wet) pavement in 4-hi, or 4-lo.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    why cant u drive on dry pavement in 4lo or 4 hi if u r going straight?
     
  15. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    It's your truck, do whatever you want...

    If 4WD was required to drive on dry pavement, wouldn't all cars have it?

    It isn't needed, and in fact will hinder your driving ability on pavement (as you will need to steer the truck at some point and part time 4WD has no middle differential to allow the front and rear driveshafts to rotate at different speed... If the tires can't slip, then you will have 'binding'... it isn't healthy, even if it doesn't do any damage.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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  17. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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