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Newbie Questions about RSCA and Auto LSD

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

  1. Jan 22, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    Stewie

    Stewie [OP] Damn you, vile woman!

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    I have a few questions about my Tacoma and since I know very little about cars/trucks I thought I'd ask them here.


    1. When I press the RSCA button on the dash I don't see anything on the dash that indicates that the rear airbags are disabled. Is this normal? How do I know if I've disabled them?
    2. I also don't see anything light up when I turn on my fog lights. I think I've seen posts here about that and I understand that is normal.
    3. When I press the button that has the Auto LSD button I notice the dash lights up with an icon with a car and 2 squiggly tires but the 2 squiggly tires light goes off when the car hits 30Mph... Is this normal?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    1. u have to press andhold the rsca button for a few secs to see the notification that they are off. they dont want someone disabling a security feature thats easily by mistake.
    2. very normal
    3. ditto. it automatically turns on the VSC, i think, when u reach a certain speed for safety
     
  3. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    Stewie [OP] Damn you, vile woman!

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    Awesome. Thank you for the reply!
     
  4. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    If you press and hold the Auto LSD button for three seconds (same as the RSCA button it disables it completely (until you turn it back on, or shut the truck off). I've only been able to do it at a complete stop...
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    wat?
    hmm...thx for that...didnt know about that one. have to try it out later
     
  6. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    Interesting... you 09s are full of all kinds of gadgetry... :D
     
  7. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    wat?
    yeah...extra wires to make up for the lack of a real LSD like my old 07
     
  8. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    True... but now you have extra buttons, no? :D Makes it look cooler lol
     
  9. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yeah, but now when i go to add the buttons i really want, i'm gonna have to get inventive and custom fab some panels like the one guy on here did
     
  10. Jan 22, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Delmarva

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    ahh that's true... My 06 has 2 buttons used... Inverter in the bed and the fog lights... no fancy toyota alarm or VSC here...

    I have lots of places for switches and stuff... lol
     
  11. Jan 22, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    wat?
    the 09's also hav ethe smaller blank switch panels below the radio/between the AUX power recepticles (sp)....could do something there too
     
  12. Jan 22, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    oh ya... that's right... seems like a good spot for heated seat switches... :D
     
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