Toyota 2008 Tacoma Quick Reference Guide

Toyota 2008 Tacoma Quick Reference Guide
2008
Quick Reference Guide
2008
Tacoma
This Quick Reference Guide is a summary of
basic vehicle operations. It contains brief
descriptions of fundamental operations so
you can locate and use the vehicle’s main
equipment quickly and easily.
The Quick Reference Guide is not intended
as a substitute for the Owner’s Manual
located in your vehicle’s glove box. We
strongly encourage you to review the
Owner’s Manual and supplementary manuals
so you will have a better understanding of
your vehicle’s capabilities and limitations.
Your dealership and the entire staff of Toyota
Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. wish you many years
of satisfied driving in your new Tacoma.
! A word about safe vehicle operations
This Quick Reference Guide is not a full
description of Tacoma operations. Every
Tacoma owner should review the Owner’s
Manual that accompanies this vehicle.
Pay special attention to the boxed
“
” information highlighted
throughout the Owner’s Manual. Each box
contains safe operating instructions to
help you avoid injury or equipment
malfunction.
All information in this Quick Reference
Guide is current at the time of printing.
Toyota reserves the right to make changes
at any time without notice.
INDEX
Item
Page no.
7
6
6
4-5
4
2-3
6
1
21
20
20
21
20
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Doors-Child safety locks
Seat belts
Seat belts-Shoulder belt anchor
Spare tire & tools
Tire Pressure Warning System reset
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Accessory meter
16
Air Conditioning/Heating
16
Audio
14-15
Auto LSD (Auto Limited Slip Differential) 19
Automatic Transmission
8
Bottle holders
18
Clock
10
Cruise control
17
Cup holders
18
Door locks-Power
19
Four-wheel drive
9
Lights & turn signals
11
Light control-Instrument panel
19
Manual Transmission
8
Parking brake
13
Power outlets
13
Rear differential lock
17
Seat adjustments-Front
10
Seats-Head restraints
10
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
9
Windows-Power
12
Windshield wipers & washers
12
OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
Engine maintenance
Fuel tank door release and cap
Hood release
Indicator symbols
Instrument cluster
Instrument panel
Keyless entry
OVERVIEW
Instrument panel
Steering wheel
controls (if equipped)
>
>
Volume control buttons (for audio)
“
” buttons (for audio)
“MODE” button (for audio)
Front fog light switch1
Rear differential lock switch1
115V AC Power outlet ON/OFF switch1
Instrument panel light control
Headlight and turn signal controls
Wiper and washer controls
Two-wheel/Four-wheel drive selector1
Audio system
Clock
Theft deterrent system/Engine immobilizer
indicator1
Front passenger seat belt reminder
Front passenger occupant classification indicator1
or front passenger airbag ON/OFF indicator1
2
OVERVIEW
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
1
2
If equipped
Manual Transmission only.
(Automatic Transmissions are equipped with a
parking brake pedal.)
3
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Front passenger airbag manual ON/OFF switch1
Air Conditioning controls
12V DC Power outlet
Emergency flasher switch
12V DC Power outlet/Cigarette lighter
Parking brake lever (stick type)2
Cruise control1
Engine switch
Roll sensing curtain shield airbags OFF switch
“DAC” (Downhill Assist Control) button1 or clutch
start cancel switch1
“VSC OFF” switch1
Power rearview mirror control switches1
OVERVIEW
Instrument cluster
Tachometer
Speedometer
Odometer and two trip meters
Service indicator and reminder
Engine coolant temperature
Fuel gauge
Trip meter reset knob
Gear shift position indicator*
* If equipped
Indicator symbols
Brake system warning1
Driver/Front passenger seat belt
reminder1
Charging system warning1
Front passenger occupant classification
indicator
Low engine oil pressure warning1
Malfunction/Check Engine indicator1
Engine oil replacement reminder1
Open door warning1
1
For details, refer to “Service reminder indicators and warning
buzzers,” Section 1-6, 2008 Owner’s Manual.
2 If this light flashes, refer to “Four-wheel drive system,” Section
1-7, 2008 Owner’s Manual.
3 If this light flashes, refer to “Rear differential lock system,”
4
Airbag SRS warning1
Low Tire Pressure Warning1
OVERVIEW
Automatic Transmission fluid temperature
warning1
Theft deterrent/Engine immobilizer system
indicator
Roll Sensing Curtain shield Airbags off
indicator5
Headlight low beam indicator
Headlight high beam indicator
Turn signal indicator
Automatic Transmission indicator
(5-speed)/(4-speed)
Four-wheel drive indicator2
Rear differential lock indicator3
Slip indicator
Vehicle Stability Control “OFF” indicator
warning1
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Low speed four-wheel drive indicator2
Downhill assist control indicator
“AUTO LSD” indicator
Cruise control indicator4
Anti-lock Brake System warning1
5
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Section 1-7, 2008 Owner’s Manual.
If this light flashes, refer to “Cruise control,” Section 1-7, 2008
Owner’s Manual.
5 If this light flashes, refer to “Roll sensing of curtain shield
airbags off switch,” Section 1-3, 2008 Owner’s Manual.
4
OVERVIEW
Keyless entry
Locking operation
Unlocking operation
Push
Push ONCE: Driver door
TWICE: All doors
NOTE: After unlocking, if a door is not opened within
30 seconds, all doors will relock for safety.
Panic button
Push and hold
Fuel tank door release and cap
Turn
Pull
NOTE: Tighten until one click is heard. If the cap is
not tightened enough, Check Engine “ ” indicator
may illuminate.
Hood release
Pull up latch and
raise hood
Pull
6
Engine maintenance
4 cylinder (2TR-FE) engine
OVERVIEW
6 cylinder (1GR-FE) engine
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Windshield washer fluid tank
Engine coolant reservoir
Engine oil filler cap
Power steering fluid reservoir
Engine oil level dipstick
7
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Note: Regularly scheduled maintenance, including
oil changes, will help extend the life of
your vehicle and maintain performance.
Please refer to the “Owner’s Warranty
Information Booklet,” “Scheduled
Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual
Supplement.”
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Automatic Transmission
5-speed models
Park1
Reverse
Neutral
Drive
Fourth gear
Third gear
Second gear
First gear
4-speed models
Park1
Reverse
Neutral
Drive
Third gear
Second gear
First gear
1
The engine switch must be ON, and the brake
pedal depressed to shift from “Park.”
Downshifting increases power going uphill, or
provides engine braking downhill. For best fuel
economy during normal driving conditions, always
drive with the shift lever in the “D” position.
Manual Transmission
Tacoma is available with optional 5-speed or
6-speed Manual Transmission. For safety, the engine
will not start unless the clutch pedal is FULLY
depressed.
Refer to the Owner’s Manual for more details.
8
Four-wheel drive (if equipped)
OVERVIEW
Turn
Turn
Push and
turn
High speed (2WD)
High speed (4WD)
Shift when speed is below 62 mph.
For best fuel economy and performance under
normal driving conditions, keep in “H2” position.
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Low speed (4WD)
Shift into neutral while stopped, or depress
clutch pedal at speeds below 2 mph.
Angle
Length
Lock release
lever
Note: Do not attempt to adjust while the vehicle
is in motion.
9
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Hold wheel, push lever down, set angle and length,
and return lever.
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Seat adjustments-Front
Bench seat
Separate seat
Position
Lumbar support*
Seatback angle
* If equipped
Seats-Head restraints
Separate seats-Front
Bench seat-Front
(2)
(1)
Lock release button
Lock release button
Clock
H- Hour set
M- Minute set
10
Lights & turn signals
Headlights
OVERVIEW
Headlights
Parking lights
High beam
Low beam
High beam flasher
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
-Daytime Running Light system (DRL)
Automatically turns on the turn signal lights at a
reduced intensity.
-Automatic light cut off system Automatically turns
lights off when driver’s door is opened with the
engine switch in the “ACC” or “LOCK” position.
Front fog lights (if equipped)
Push
Turn signals
Right turn
Lane change
Lane change
Left turn
11
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Front fog lights come on only when the headlights
are on low beam.
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Windshield wipers & washers
With intermittent wiper
Single wipe
Adjust interval
Interval wipe
Slow
Pull to wash and wipe
Fast
Without intermittent wiper
Single wipe
Slow
Pull to wash and wipe
Fast
Windows-Power (if equipped)
Access cab models
Driver side
Window lock switch
Up
Up
Down
Down
Double cab models
Driver side
Window
lock
switch
Up
Down
Up
Down
Automatic down operation (driver side only)
Push the switch completely down and release to
fully open. To stop window midway, lightly pull up
on the switch.
Window lock switch Deactivates all passenger
windows. Driver’s window remains operable.
12
Parking brake
Automatic Transmission
OVERVIEW
Set: Depress
Release: Depress again
Manual Transmission
Release
Set
(1)
Push
button
Power outlets
12V DC
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
(2)
Turn and
push in
lever
Key must be in the “ACC” or “ON” position to
be used.
115V AC (if equipped)
ON/OFF switch
Right side
of bed
Yellow
indicator Push
The engine must be running for use.
Yellow Light Only Max Capacity 115V AC/100W
Green & Yellow Lights Max Capacity 115V AC/400W
Refer to the Owner’s Manual for more details.
13
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Green
indicator
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Audio
Type 1
Eject CD
Preset buttons - functions in other
modes indicated below number
View CD
information
Push to
adjust
tone &
balance
Push to turn
ON/OFF
Seek
station/
CD track
select
Mode
Station/CD
track scan
Type 2 additional functions
Load CD(s)
View radio
and CD
information
Type 3 additional functions
View genre
with RDS
system
Traffic information
14
CD PLAYER
OVERVIEW
To scan tracks on a disc Push and hold “SCAN.”
Push again to hold selection.
CD changer (Types 2 and 3 only)
-To load one disc Push “LOAD” and insert one disc.
-To load multiple discs Push and hold “LOAD” until
you hear a beep. Insert one disc. Shutter will close
and then re-open for next disc.
RADIO
>
>
To preset stations Tune in the desired station and
hold down a preset button (1-6) until you hear a
beep. Push desired preset button (1-6) to select.
To scan stations Push and hold “SCAN” to scan
preset stations. Push again to hold selection.
RDS (Radio Data System - FM, Type 3 only)
-Push “TYPE” to select station genre.
-Push steering wheel switches “ ” or “ ,” or
preset button (1-6) to select stations within genre.
-Push “TEXT” to receive information transmitted
from radio stations.
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Steering wheel switches (if equipped)
-
>
>
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
“ + ”
Volume control
“
”
-In radio mode
Push to select a preset station; push and hold to
seek the next strong station.
-In CD mode
Push to skip up or down to the next/previous
track.
“MODE”
Push to turn audio ON and select an audio mode.
Push and hold to turn the audio system “OFF.”
15
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Air Conditioning (if equipped)/Heating
Fan speed
Temperature
Airflow vent
In “
” or “
” mode, use fresh air (“
”
indicator “OFF”) to reduce window fogging.
Fresh or recirculated cabin air
Air Conditioning ON/OFF (if equipped)
Use fresh air to quickly cool interior, then
change to recirculate for cooler air.
Accessory meter (if equipped)
E/M (English/Metric) button To select Fahrenheit
or Celsius.
Compass
Outside temperature display
16
Cruise control (if equipped)
Turning system ON/OFF
OVERVIEW
System ON/OFF
Functions
Cancel1
Resume2/Increase speed
1
The set speed may also be cancelled by depressing
the brake pedal.
2 The set speed may be resumed once vehicle speed
exceeds 25 mph.
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Set/Decrease speed
Rear differential lock (if equipped)
Rear differential
Lock/Unlock
Refer to your Owner’s Manual for complete details
on this system before attempting to use it.
17
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Use ONLY when wheel spinning occurs in a ditch, or
on slippery or unpaved surfaces. DO NOT USE THE
REAR DIFFERENTIAL LOCK IN CONDITIONS OTHER
THAN SPECIFIED IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL.
UNLOCK THE DIFFERENTIAL ONCE THE VEHICLE
MOVES OUT OF THE TROUBLE SPOT.
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Bottle holders
Front door
Center console-Rear
Rear door
(double cab only)
Cup holders
Front console
Bench seat
Separate seats
(Automatic Transmission)
Center console
Separate seats
(Automatic Transmission)
18
Separate seats
(Manual Transmission)
Door locks-Power (if equipped)
Lock
OVERVIEW
Unlock
Auto LSD (Auto Limited Slip
Differential)(if equipped)
Briefly push the “VSC OFF” switch to activate Auto
LSD. To deactivate, briefly push the switch again.
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
VSC OFF
Note: ONLY works in 2-wheel drive at speeds
under 62 mph. Should ONLY be used when
wheel spinning occurs on slippery or
unpaved surfaces.
Refer to the Owner‘s Manual for more details on
this system before attempting to use it.
Light control-Instrument panel
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
+
Brightness
control
-
19
SAFETY AND
EMERGENCY FEATURES
Seat belts
Take up
slack
Too high
Keep as low on
hips as possible
If belt is fully extended, then retracted even
slightly, it cannot be re-extended beyond that point,
unless fully retracted again. This feature is used to
help hold child restraint systems securely.
To find more information about seat belts, and how
to install a child restraint system, refer to the
Owner's Manual.
Seat belts-Shoulder belt anchor
Push up, or
squeeze lock
release to lower
Tire Pressure Warning System reset
If tire pressure becomes critically low on any of the
tires (including spare), indicator comes on. Pushing
“
SET” button should not turn off the light.
Correctly adjusting tire inflation will turn off the
light after a few minutes. After replacing/rotating
tire or wheels, the system must be initialized.
Refer to the Owner’s Manual for details on system
reset initialization.
20
Doors-Child safety locks (double cab only)
Rear door
OVERVIEW
Moving the lever to “LOCK” will allow the door to
be opened only from the outside.
Spare tire & tools
Tool location
Regular cab models
-behind the seatback
Double cab models
-under the rear seat
Jack
Tool bag
Front
Jack
Access cab models
-under the rear seat
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Tool bag
Tool bag
Front
Jack
Removing the spare tire
(1)
(2)
(1) Assemble the jack handle.
(2) Insert the jack handle end into the lowering
screw.
(3) Turn the jack handle counterclockwise.
Refer to the Owner’s Manual for tire changing and
jack positioning procedures.
21
SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
(3)
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