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How do you lock the rear diff?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TopTeke, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    TopTeke

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    I bought my Prerunner used and it didn't have a manual. I searched for this answer but it's not coming up.

    How do I lock my rear diff? Is it the button under the steering column that kind of looks like " (_!_) " ? If not, what is this button for?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    DDD

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    that butt button is to reset the tire pressure monitor system.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2009 at 9:43 PM
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  4. Jul 21, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    I think it also resets the req'd maint. light.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    that is reset by the ODO peg
     
  6. Jul 21, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    yep..... look at that pic. If you have that button to the left of the steering wheel, then theres your answer. If theres no button, then you dont have a locker unfortunately.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    You're right jhodge. I dunno what I was thinkin.:eek:
     
  8. Jul 22, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    I think you put this on the rear diff.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 22, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    well said sir
     
  10. Jul 22, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    Just curious, what are the limitations on pushing that button? Below 5mph only or in Neutral? Will it stay locked if you accelerate past 5mph to saaaay 60 on the sand? Can I unlock it at speed?
     
  11. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    yes you can unlock it at any speed. I use mine on the drag strip and have no problem unlocking it at 90mph.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    just don't be spinning the tires when you go to lock it
     
  13. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    you trap 76 mph

    haha jk man
     
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