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What is this and what does it do?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by LarrysWorld, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    LarrysWorld

    LarrysWorld [OP] 05 Taquito

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    There's an " ECT PWR" button to the left of my steering wheel. What is it?
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    2000GTacoma

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    its for the transmission. like when you are pulling a load you can hit that button and make the shifts between gears longer so the motor is not under as much of a load. ECT stands for electronically controlled transmission i believe.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    "Toyota provides some shifting control via a dash-mounted button marked "ECT Power" (electronically controlled transmission). This feature provides drivers the choice of aggressive or sedate driving. When engaged, ECT Power tells the transmission to make gear changes at higher rpms, which provides greater acceleration. Be forewarned — if you've got a heavy foot, enabling ECT Power is like choosing between reasonable and unreasonable fuel consumption."
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    ^What they said. Only use it when towing and when towing keep it out of OD unless you're on flat terrain. When driving normally keep it in the off, up, position. I turned it on for a tank to see if it made a difference in mpg's and they dropped by about 5 mpg's.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Also just throwing this out there it say's what it is in your manual. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Thats where I found it too... we have alot of random manuals that have been found or lost here at the dealer.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    Damn I've been using the ECT button while driving with out towing anything. That describes my poor gas mileage. Thanks guys. I couldn't have figure it out myself bcuz I dot have my manual.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    not a problem
     
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