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what is this next to the auto shifter?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by nigglewiggle60, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    Don't know what it is called or what it is used for, but I have seen these in many of the auto trucks. It appears like something could clip in it or attach some how.

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  2. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    At first when I seen this in the main feed I thought you were talking about the 4wd stick.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    Not enough.
    Emergency release button, just in case it locks up. Had to use mine last week because a fuse blew and wouldn't let me shift.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    pretty sure it allows you to disengage park with the engine off so you can push the truck.

    edit: too slow
     
  5. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    So what do you do? Put something like your key in the hole and it pushes a button to release?
     
  6. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    key works or a flat heads does the job. ive had to use it many times in the past. This caught my attention because i thought you were asking about the 4wd stick. Oh i wish the 2nd gens had that instead of a switch.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    this ^

    lets you shit it so you can put it in neutral if something goes wrong and it isn't letting you shift the normal way.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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  9. Jul 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    damit:cool:
     
  10. Jul 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    haha, you guys crack me up. I feel like I'm going to enjoy it here.

    Sorry If the title mislead, but ultimately the question was answered. I tried searching, but it's hard to search for something you don't know what to call it.

    Now I know what to do to manually disengage the safety lock.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    the what
     
  13. Jul 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    it's a "safety lock" so you need it in that gear to start. It locks in park when vehicle is off.
     
  14. Jul 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    ...it can be :anonymous:
     
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    The "saftey" designed so you need the brake to shift out of park, so you dont accidentally put it into gear when your not expecting it. You can also start your truck in "N"
     
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