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black thing above park?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ilovemytaco, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Jan 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    ilovemytaco

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    does anyone know what that black thing above the P for park is in a automatic? its like a little flap....
     
  2. Jan 24, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    Delmarva

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    It's the 'override' switch for moving the shifter when the truck is off. (me thinks)
     
  3. Jan 24, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    tjgraner09

    tjgraner09 South Carolina Member

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    yup delmarva your correct... had to use it only once
     
  4. Jan 24, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    petersharp

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    Do you need to ask?! It's up there ^
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    Pretty sure you're right on that, a friend had a Lexus that had the same thing.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    ilovemytaco

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    so anyone could break into my truck and put it in neutral? lol
     
  6. Jan 24, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    harshest

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    No I think the key has to be in the ON position
     
  7. Jan 24, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    JDMcQ

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    I overrides the need to have your foot on the brake to shift out of Park
     
  8. Jan 24, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    Taco93

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    Yeah, it's the override...I've never had to use it and I don't really know of any reason why I would have to use it.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    how do you pop it up??

    use a knife or something?
     
  10. Jan 24, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    Delmarva

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    hmm... I imagine... or use your key... I haven't used it.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    You can insert any key or more likely a small screwdriver to release the transmission selector from park when you don't or aren't able to turn the key.
    Should never need it in normal day-to-day life. Mostly for accident, tow truck (repo), and maintenance diagnostics.

    Sorry, Didn't refresh browser to see that it was already answered. I'm a DA!
     
  12. Jan 24, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    Pop open the cover with a small screwdriver and move the button underneath while moving the gear selector out of Park.
    I went through my owners manual to be sure. I can assure you, it is NOT an interesting read.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    jonl9

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    If you ever have your battery suddenly and totally die, and they seem to do that now, you need that over ride to move the truck for whatever reason.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    A friend of ours had a car ( Ford Tempo ), that the servo took a crap. It wouldn't shift out of Park, car running, foot on brake, etc. She had to use this over-ride to drive the car until it was replaced.
    On some cars, I don't know about these trucks, you can hear a click at the gearshift when you touch the brake pedal.
     
  15. Jan 24, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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