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#1 cattanac

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:52 PM

Hi there.I have a 2001 Estima 2.4 Limited and it has a switch that illuminates an incon which is the 4 wheels with the front 2 turned to one side. Can anyone tell me what this is or point me in the direction of a downloadable non-japanese owners manual?ThanksCC



#2 E5TMA

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:01 PM

don`t think there is a downloadable manual for these.. there was a "paper" manual available on e-bay a while back,also one forthe Hybrid P.S welcome to the madhouse..........

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#3 E5TMA

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:09 PM

I`ve just looked on the Toyota EPC disk & if it`s up by the mirror switch it`s 4WD control button

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#4 Father Ted

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 08:31 PM

I'd heard that ALL 4wd Estimas were permanent 4wd :w00t2:
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

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#5 Eamon

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 11:29 PM

I'd heard that ALL 4wd Estimas were permanent 4wd :w00t2:

Saw a switchable one on ebay when I was looking to buy in feb/mar..

#6 Father Ted

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:44 PM

Oh b**ger!!!That's exactly what I was looking for when I bought this. I wanted a newer version of my 4wd Townace :w00t2::sofa:
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

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#7 E5TMA

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 10:01 PM

This one has "switchable" 4x4...........:sofa: 2001 Toyota Lucida Estima G Spec, Electric side door, on eBay, also, Toyota, Cars, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 12-Aug-08 13:34:27 BST)
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#8 Father Ted

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 10:12 PM

Oo. That's nice.Couldn't afford it though..or the tax :sofa:
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#9 Eamon

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:50 PM

This one has "switchable" 4x4...........:w00t2: 2001 Toyota Lucida Estima G Spec, Electric side door, on eBay, also, Toyota, Cars, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 12-Aug-08 13:34:27 BST)

That is nice - like 'remote sliding door' - not seen that on Estima before. Still it is petrol, and road tax heavy etc.

#10 robdrinkwater

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 04:57 PM

All the 2000 onwards Estimas ARE front wheel drive, with transverse engines up front, unlike the 90-2000 models, where you sit on the engine. SOME of the 2000 onwards models have switchable 4WD, whereby the rear wheels are added into the mix, with electronic 'Active Torque Control' which diverts power to whichever wheel(s) has best traction. We have the 3 litre model with 4WD & have to say the 4WD is excellent, especially in the wet, but being able to switch the rear weels off is useful and gives you back a couple of MPG, which is nice, bearing in mind the big V6 up front, every extra MPG is good. Hope this clears it up. Regards, Rob.

#11 cattanac

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 03:42 AM

Thanks all. Looking at the pics on the jap manual, it does look like switchable 4wd. That coupled with the auto soft close side doors makes it a nice car. I love it.

#12 Litespeed

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:38 PM

Hi, new member here.

We just got an Estima T G-spec (3L, V6, AT, 4WD). What does the AUTO button on the dash do with regard to the Active Torque Control?

The button looks like this:

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#13 Litespeed

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:53 PM

I found someone at work who could translate the relevant passage from the manual.

4WD Auto Mode Indicator Light - When you turn the ignition on in FF Mode, this light will flicker a few times and goes off automatically a few seconds later. Then when you press the 4WD Auto Mode Switch, this light will flicker a few times and stays on once transition from FF Mode to 4WD Auto Mode is complete. When you turn the ignition on in 4WD Auto Mode, the light will stay on. Then when you press the 4WD Auto Mode Switch, FF Mode will turn on and the 4WD Auto Mode Indicator Light will go off.





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