Please tell me the function of 2nd start button


Asked by Ismail Jun 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Question type: General

Please tell me the function of 2nd start button>

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Dunno, but if you have an owners manual it should say.

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It is for starting off in second gear. If you require a greater amount of torque so your wheels do not spin.

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it is a back up in case the keyswitch goes bad,same back up is on the 4- runner.

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It is for starting off in second gear. If you require a greater amount of torque so your wheels do not spin. I used it and it helped when my Prado got stuck in sand dunes. Normally, the car try to start in second gear, and if for example your car is stuck in Ice, first gear will cause the wheels to spin, so in this situation, second start will assist as it will transfer the power to the wheels very smoothly, thus preventing them from spinning. I hope you understand.

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Starting in second gear provides less torque to the rear wheels, not more torque. This is why there is less wheel spin.

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I should have said "provides less torque to the wheels". ie all the wheels not just the rear.

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Can I use 2nd start in my landcruiser 2014 station wagon for a drag race .

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I have a concern. my Prado and diesel engine 3000, and nothing the panel lit 2nd start. however, the car has no strt button. I do not know how to disable it, and I fear walking with the car for fear of gripar the gearbox or even traction. I ask your help

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Ladies and Gentlemen please note: Power and Torque are unaffected by gear selection. Starting in 2nd gear is to reduce the possibility of wheel spin by reducing the force at the tread contact point on the drive wheels, be they front and/or back wheels.

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The contact point force is dependent on gear selection. Lower gears have more force and consequently have more chance of spinning wheels. Also you can use 2nd Start for a drag race but you will accelerate slower, which is contrary to the objective of a drag race.

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When you say Torque is unaffected, that makes no sense. A higher gear will by definition have less torque which does translate to less force at the tread contact point.


Sounds like too much torque and not enough drag action for my liking.

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Whenever you start your vehicle and put in any gear (e.g D, 2, L) the automatic transmission always starts with 1st gear while marching from a standstill. The lever position D, 2 or L defines the maximum gear that the vehicle will use, not the starting gear from standstill. So whenever you press 2nd Start Button it forces the auto transmission to skip first gear and start with second when you march from a standstill. It primarily is used to avoid spinning the wheels on roads with less traction (snow, mud etc).

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Interesting, but does not higher gear turn faster and will not it cause more slippage?

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My 2011 prado Kakadu diesel does not have crawl control switch and I don’t know why and couldn’t find any answers for google? Does anyone know please

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