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Old 12-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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2008 tundra crewmax LTD 4.7 no tow switch

I just bought a used 2008 Tundra Crewmax LTD 4.7 and the invoice said it had a towing package(towing package is listed under standard equipment on invoice). It has the small factory radiator up front and the factory receiver hitch with factory tow plug, but it has no tow-haul switch inside. I notice when I turn the ignition switch on I see a A/T temp light but no gauge. Should I tow with it in drive or sequential mode. I also have a 2000 tundra 4.7 with 220K miles that has the tow switch on the shift lever but no tow switch on the 08 crewmax. What's the deal?

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Old 12-22-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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I don't know much about Toyota trucks, but I will add this. All of the trucks nowadays seem to be pretty smart. If you don't have the Tow/Haul switch I'd say just put it in drive and let the computer figure out what it needs to do.

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Old 12-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Arty13 View Post
The Tow button on the gear shift you are referring to i believe is for pulling a trailer...i have been told by Toyota and various other people that a Toyota is not towable 4 down unless you have the drive line disconnect.
X2. I tow a Tacoma and the drive shaft disconnect is pure junk. I will be upgrading the toad this year. The truck is nice, but what it takes to tow it is worthless. The disconnect has left me stranded at least 4 times waiting for parts.
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