Please tell me the function of 2nd start button
Dunno, but if you have an owners manual it should say.
It is for starting off in second gear. If you require a greater amount of torque so your wheels do not spin.
it is a back up in case the keyswitch goes bad,same back up is on the 4- runner.
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.
Starting in second gear provides less torque to the rear wheels, not more torque. This is why there is less wheel spin.
I should have said "provides less torque to the wheels". ie all the wheels not just the rear.
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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
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.
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.
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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