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Missing piece, what is it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by helbnt, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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    helbnt

    helbnt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Howdy,

    Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this; I didn't really see another good spot, so I figured I'd start here and if it's wrong, someone will move it :eek:

    I recently purchased an '06 Tacoma DC. Like all used cars and trucks, it has it's dings and chips and quirks. There is a piece missing in the center console where the shifter is.

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    It seems like there should be a button there, because I can press my finger in the hole and push something down. Nothing ever clicks into place as if were being turned on, so I'm just not sure.

    So - what's supposed to go there? I've been trying to find pictures on the web and in my owners manual (which I had to call a Toyota dealership for. They gave it to me for free. Score one for the dealership!), but it just seems like it's a plastic cover. Can someone verify?

    And thanks!
     
  2. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    I'm pretty sure it's just a clip, mine appears to do nothing.

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  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    fishshooter

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    You can push something down in there and it will release your shifter to shift out of park.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    TicTacOma

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    Under that cap/piece I believe is the transmission lock override button. If your transmission doesn't move out of park while your foot is on the brake, you're supposed be able to push that button down and it will allow you to move the truck.

    Others will chime in and tell more. Just don't use it as a pen holder 'til you find out exactly what it does.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Chuck is correct. Its the Park Lock over ride. You may be able to find the little plastic cap at a junk yard.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    ^Well you learn something new everyday. I had no idea. Thanks for the info guys.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    helbnt

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    X2 - thanks for all the responses! That was driving me crazy...
     
  8. Aug 22, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    JKD

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    Dig around in the glove compartment, console, and under the seats--it might have ended up anywhere.

    You can buy it from a dealership parts dep't too, probably a few dollars.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    Asgard

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    This is what you're looking for : http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_U_200510_TOYOTA_TACOMA_GRN265L-PRADKA_3312.html

    Part number : 33554‑04060

    It's the 'shift lock release button cover' it sells for about $1
     
  10. Aug 22, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    Hey, cool! Thanks for going that extra mile Asgard :)
     
  11. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    so if ever your truck dies and you need to push it off the street you will take a knife, or a screw driver take the plastic cover off whcih in your xase is missing and inside is a small white push button press the button and you will be able to put your truck in neutral without having to start the truck or pressing the break.... hope it helps... its moslty used when someone is towing the vehicle....
     
  12. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    yea its a park override button. alot of toyota's i've had have had this. The camry i have now has it, and the corolla i used to have has this. Any toyota automatic has this feature i believe
     
  13. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    90 percent of all auto shift cars have em
     
  14. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    yea thats what i thought
     
  15. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    Its also if the switch on the brake peadal which lets you move it out of park into reverse is broken then you can still drive it.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    mr2crazed

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    Funny when I bought my '06 DC a few months ago it was also missing. I just went to my local dealer and ordered one.
    It's also missing the lighter but doesn't matter since I don't smoke.
     
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