2005 Rav4


#1

2005 Rav4
There is a button on the shifter (auto trans)
There is another button on the shifter panel forward of the Park positon. The cover fro button is missing. Someone took it off … i assume because it doesnt work. The push mechanism is still there but doesnt seem to do anything. From my experience with toyotas this is a Power/Economy button. I did a search and the manuals i found dont show this button.
Anybody know? and how might i make it functional as to put it on economy. It feels like it must be on Power now (if thats what the button does.

Thanks


#2

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#3

Not quite sure which buttons you are referring to but; we have an05 RAV and the button on the shifter locks out the OD ( over drive) to be used around town driving. The little panel that is removed, I believe might cover a button that allows you to move or unlock the shifter without the key. There are no buttons to change shift settings for economy or power.


#4

I know about the OD button is on the side of the shifted.

Why would you want to unlock the shifter without the key?


#5

The cover that is missing is the cover for the shift-lock override. Suppose your battery is completely dead and you need to tow or move the car. You’ll need to move the shifter to neutral. You need to insert a small screwdriver or your key into the hole to move the shifter.