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Old 08-12-2016, 09:18 AM   #15
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I spoke with Dave @ Driveshaft King in Texas. They have been installing the DS disconnects since the 70's! Texas is truck country and they have installed a few in late model Tacomas. But these have been base models without all the electronics and the push button start. I really don't think the Limited or TRD can be towed. Dave said if you can start the truck and shut it off in neutral the steering wheel SHOULD remain unlocked. He also said there should be no 12 volts to the dash. I read part of the owner's manual last night and the dash information centre is very complicated. There are all kinds of settings for the door locks and anti theft. I bet if you disconnected the battery for a day or 2 you would lose a lot more than the radio settings. If you did not disconnect the battery I think the steering wheel would lock. There is no question that the Tacoma is the best small PU in the marketplace but it seems towing a deluxe model might be impossible. Maybe there are workarounds but for now I will just observe.
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:27 PM   #16
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I spoke with Dave @ Driveshaft King in Texas. They have been installing the DS disconnects since the 70's! Texas is truck country and they have installed a few in late model Tacomas. But these have been base models without all the electronics and the push button start. I really don't think the Limited or TRD can be towed. Dave said if you can start the truck and shut it off in neutral the steering wheel SHOULD remain unlocked. He also said there should be no 12 volts to the dash. I read part of the owner's manual last night and the dash information centre is very complicated. There are all kinds of settings for the door locks and anti theft. I bet if you disconnected the battery for a day or 2 you would lose a lot more than the radio settings. If you did not disconnect the battery I think the steering wheel would lock. There is no question that the Tacoma is the best small PU in the marketplace but it seems towing a deluxe model might be impossible. Maybe there are workarounds but for now I will just observe.
Yep. Need to find the answer to the pushbutton start issue. Is it a problem or not? Go to the dealer and try it. I'm counting you to figure this out.
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I appreciate your confidence but I am not about to spend $45,000 plus for a Limited or $38,000 plus for a TRD and find out it cannot be towed. I am thinking that the post in a Tacoma forum where the owner ground a pin in the steering wheel lock was done for a reason. The Tacoma is a great vehicle. Much better than the Colorado. Also gets better mileage My 09 Silverado still has lots of life left. I just did the entire front end. The front bumper needs painting due to being towed. Need one of hose dent removal guys to repair 2 or 3 door dings. Windshield is new. I will keep on trucking for now!
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I appreciate your confidence but I am not about to spend $45,000 plus for a Limited or $38,000 plus for a TRD and find out it cannot be towed. I am thinking that the post in a Tacoma forum where the owner ground a pin in the steering wheel lock was done for a reason. The Tacoma is a great vehicle. Much better than the Colorado. Also gets better mileage My 09 Silverado still has lots of life left. I just did the entire front end. The front bumper needs painting due to being towed. Need one of hose dent removal guys to repair 2 or 3 door dings. Windshield is new. I will keep on trucking for now!
I get it. Hopefully someone will come up with a solution. Does the TRD only come with keyless? That's the one I'd be looking at just for the diff lock. I looked at Colorado's. Nice truck but not designed to go offroad. It has terrible approach\departure angles. That and the transfer case shifting issue. You'd think with all the trouble they have had they would fix the 4wd shifting after all these years. My buddies 2004 Silverado has the same issues.
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I might be wrong but the TRD and Limited have the PB start. The Limited has all the in dash electronics and I would like that! My 09 Silverado has been flawless when it comes to putting the transfer case in and out of neutral. I don't have to disconnect the battery. Miles do not register. BUT it is a heavy pig. Actual weight with a cap is 6200 lbs.
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