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Things your Tundra does that you didn't know

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by AxelsHumanDad, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Jan 6, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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    rvrats2

    rvrats2 Too Often Yankees Overprice This Auto

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    If the battery is dead you can’t shift into neutral. Key turned to on, brake applied, nothing.
    2011, column shift. Had to roll the truck backward out of the garage to open the hood.
    Last automatic I had before this was a ‘96 camry, that would go to neutral with a dead battery. The little trim piece to remove and push to get you into neutral was just for not having a key, back then.
    Battery died dead, real dead. Sitting for two weeks, lots of corrosion. Jumper pack wouldn’t let it turn over. Pretty sure it was the factory battery so not bad!
     
  2. Jan 6, 2019 at 4:59 PM
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    Moon Puppy

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    Ain't it cool? I lowered mine in the drive though the other night and the folks in the car in front were looking around like WTF..
     
  3. Jan 6, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    There's gotta be something in the operator's manual for the column shift....have you taken a glance?
     
  4. Jan 6, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    rvrats2

    rvrats2 Too Often Yankees Overprice This Auto

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    Oh you just pop the little square trip piece on top of the steering column and push down on the white plastic, shift away. But in previous Toyotas you could shift as long as the key was “on”
    Edit: Prett sure anyway...
     
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  5. Mar 24, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Racingjohndeere55 Asst. Pot Stirrer

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    Left over KFC holder. May work with Popeyes. Doubt it will work with rotten ronalds. 20190320_185001.jpg
     
  6. Apr 3, 2019 at 6:59 PM
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    Tzvia

    Tzvia Just an old woman in a pickup truck.

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    So far this Tundra has been pretty predictable, like my last one. However, my '94 pre-Tacoma had something that really made me feel dumb. I loved the truck, except the center console was a tiny little box. Yea it towered between the seats, behind the gear selector and 4wd shifter, looking like a lot of space. But when opened, there was this little box with no room for anything larger than a couple of paperback books. Why would they bother to make this big plastic box with a tiny space on top. Well, about 3 years later, I dropped my keys on the floor by my feet and I could almost reach them, so I grabbed the front of that box, down low to pull myself down lower and low and behold, I happened to grab a hidden latch down lower at the front of the box and it opened to a big second compartment below the little box. Oh I am an idiot...
     
  7. Apr 3, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    Owner's. Manual. ;):p
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    TundraDude18

    TundraDude18 I calculate beer temperature, not mpg.

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    That's a good one to know ... :thumbsup:
     
  9. Apr 4, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    phabej

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    My truck loves me. LOL
     
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  10. Apr 4, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    poheller Blue Tundra, Project Thor!

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    AFE. COI and Throttle Body Spacer. Blue dash board components, Blue Halo Bulge and emblem. Iboards running boards. VLED’s switch backs and headlights. Back flip cover. Etc, etc.
    Like when I hit the button to put down the back window and my finger accidentally hits the button to turn off my BSM big fingers. Lol
     
  11. Apr 4, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    Cruise control doesn't work in reverse.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    :rofl:
     
  13. Apr 4, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    This is super handy to know. When I'm out camping, I always seem to need to charge my phone at the camp-site and I don't want to turn the truck on just to charge my phone.
     
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  14. Apr 4, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    Just tried this on my 2019 and BAM, all of sudden talk radio is actually audible at 20 out of 60 on my non-JBL Etune plus. I heard a significant increase in Rush Limbaugh on the interstate this afternoon adjusting from MID to HI.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    I don't think this is accurate. If you look at follow up post I think they guy determined that another device was charging the circuit, kinda like a battery pack.
    I know on my '18, you turn the key off, all those ports are dead.
     
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  16. Apr 4, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    Leo's first

    Leo's first Hey Adam! I’m not new anymore

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    Ya same on my second gen
    I wish at least one aux power point was always live
     
  17. Apr 4, 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    Crazy my second gen ports stay live for a few hours before disengaging, on my 3rd gen I miss it, they all go dead instantly the key is removed
     
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  18. Apr 5, 2019 at 5:54 AM
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    On my gen2 I installed a switch in the dash that goes to my ebrake switch so I can flip it and drive with parking lights off
     
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  19. Apr 5, 2019 at 5:57 AM
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    I've seen a post about how to rewire some stuff to get an always live port. I'm not to the point I want to cut wires on my '18. I can live without it.
     
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  20. Apr 5, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    waynescaggs No more of this.

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    That’s funny , we’ve all been there at one time or another .
     
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  21. Apr 5, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    If you turn off traction control,you can go as fast as you want in reverse..
     
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  22. Apr 5, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    I just figured this out too... owned lots of trucks over the years and never knew this was a feature!
     
  23. Apr 5, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    Good find.:thumbsup:
     
  24. Apr 5, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    This must've been terrifying to try lol!!!
     
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  25. Apr 5, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    Can someone try the reverse camera thing in their '16 and report back to me? :burnrubber:
     
  26. Apr 5, 2019 at 11:23 PM
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    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    I still haven't mustered the gumption to do it!
     
  27. Apr 6, 2019 at 5:16 AM
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    Is it possible to have the computer programmed, so the traction control and whatever the other one is are off by default ?20190326_195939.jpg
     
  28. Apr 6, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    Wait.....there are cup holders that pop out of the dash!?!?!
     
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  29. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    Shhhhhhh... it's a secret:facepalm:
     
  30. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:13 AM
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    Must be a big secret.....cause I can’t find them!
     

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