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Your 2nd Gen Controls And How They Work

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by TruckyTruck, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    TruckyTruck

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    Yes, i believe the 4th option is being able to have only the lsd on. It should lay it out in the manual.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:50 PM
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    Prius mode?
     
  3. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Wynnded What MPG...

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    <Insert Mom joke here> Mode
     
  4. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:48 PM
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    Looks like it

    CC701E3A-BBBD-434D-A724-8FAF2EBFF73F.jpg
     
  5. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:52 PM
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    I wish it was that way with my 2013!
     
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  6. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:56 PM
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    Nice to have more options, but I still don’t get it well enough yet for when to use which one :facepalm:I’ll figure it out.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2020 at 8:07 PM
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    I rarely take mine out of full nanny mode. But when I do, I like options!
     
  8. May 10, 2020 at 8:43 PM
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    The only downside to the VSC switch is it can’t be operated when in motion. So when you see a condition coming that you could take advantage of the different controls, you need to stop.

    They can get a mechanical system like 4WD to work on the fly but not a computer? Dumb
     
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  9. Feb 9, 2021 at 8:38 AM
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    I'm still a little confused about the LSD. After reading through this thread, and carefully reading the manual for my 2019 4WD Limited, it looks like I need to be in 2WD in order to enable the LSD. Is that right?

    Is there no LSD in 4HI?

    I ask because I recently got stuck in heavy snow because my left rear wheel was on ice. I was in 4HI and that left rear tire would spin and the truck would not move. When I pushed the VSC button it would go to VSC off but I could not get the LSD light to come on.

    Edit: Today I pushed the VSC button in 2WD and the A LSD light came on, so that works in 2WD. I'm still confused about why it does not work in 4WD. I don't know why I would choose 2WD if I am in heavy snow. Snow is the reason I bought 4WD in the first place. Even if the LSD only affected the rear wheels it would be helpful in either 2WD or 4WD.
     
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  10. Feb 9, 2021 at 6:35 PM
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    Does the auto lsd affect the mpg or was it just me ?
     
  11. Feb 9, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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    It's intention is situational, not for normal motoring about. So, likely. It applies the brakes, so it will wear them too.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2021 at 4:30 PM
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    When going to 4hi or 4lo, the tundie switches to A-TRAC. It's the exact same as Auto-LSD but works on all 4 wheels.

    The lsd is to let the power go to one of the rear wheels that can get traction. If you're in 4wd, you have 2 extra wheels to get traction. The idea is to let the front wheels do what the rear can't or at the very least, assist the rear wheels. The a-lsd isn't needed because it has A-TRAC.

    If you're in 4hi and still stuck, go to 4lo.


    I may be wrong. Someone can correct me.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2021 at 12:28 PM
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    Thank you. I will try that. I did not try 4Lo when I was stuck in the snow. I was in 4HI and had all wheels in heavy snow. The left rear was on ice that was under the snow and it was the only tire spinning.

    This week I replaced my tires with ones that will go a lot better in the snow so I hope I am good to go.
     
  14. Feb 16, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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    This may assist some that are newer to the Tundra with a little bit more of a visual representation of "The System".

     
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  15. Aug 24, 2023 at 6:25 AM
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    Thanks!
     
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  16. Oct 17, 2023 at 7:58 PM
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    Agree!

    I copied, pasted, and then printed it.
     
  17. May 5, 2024 at 7:01 AM
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    Thanks for this thread. I have a 2wd '07 and a 4wd '10. I got the 4wd cause winter became an embarrassment.
    Whatever Toyota intended for this ALS system they failed. I've got 2 old land cruisers all mechanical. Easy.
    I will take this guide now into the bush and push and hold buttons until I figure it out. Having to come to a complete
    stop is just weird.
     

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