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Old 03-25-2007, 11:49 PM   #1
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Question Mystery socket on A/T console

I was wondering if anybody knew what purpose the socket-like thing on the center console next to the shifter on the Automatic 4-spd Yaris. I circled it in the attached picture. My attention was brought to it in a test drive that I took in a Yaris that was fresh off of the truck. It was missing the filler piece for that socket-thing and there was a piece of white plastic inside, which kind of looked like a button. Is there an option or package that makes use of that thing?
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
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As far as I recall, that socket is to insert the car keys and change gears when the car wont start.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:57 PM   #3
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:09 AM   #4
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Very interesting! I've never heard of such a feature. Neat! Thanks for answering!
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:08 PM   #5
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This looked like a good spot for my first post reply.

To be exact its called the shift lock, and you dont actually need your keys to use it. its there so you can take the car out of park without the keys.
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:10 PM   #6
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bainbridge!!!!


i love that place, I used to stop at the taco-bell off the expressway on my way too and fro school....... remember Afton spelled backwards is "Not Fa!!"
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:23 PM   #7
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Taco bell is gone Now we have Taco Xtra
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:30 PM   #8
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My Pontiac Vibe has one of these, but the manual states that it's only supposed to be used if you CAN'T get the auto tranny to shift out of its current lever position. It recommends taking it to the dealer immediately if you have to use the button. Just FYI. I'm assuming the Yaris would have a similar setup, since a Vibe is only a re-skinned Matrix... all the same company.

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Old 04-07-2007, 12:29 AM   #9
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tacoma's are like that also you have to put your foot on the brake to be able to get out of park that thing on the shifter is a over ride switch in case something goes wrong
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Taco bell is gone Now we have Taco Xtra
What in the f#&^ is Taco Xtra?
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:34 PM   #11
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:46 PM   #12
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Actually, I think all cars that have an Auto/Trans have those.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:42 PM   #13
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Actually, I think all cars that have an Auto/Trans have those.
True. The owners manual is a wonderful little book as well.
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:56 PM   #14
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We have Taco Cabana, kicks Taco Bell's ass. Taco Bueno is alright for an occasional fix.
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damn, boy and I'm glad i dont have to drive through there anymore... and when if do, i'll just go the long way and stop by o-town for some taco's
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:13 AM   #17
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GREAT answer Chris07LB ! Funny, when I give an answer like that or mention the "search", I'm called rude ?
Oh, by the way....."what kind of oil should I put in my YARIS"?

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GREAT answer Chris07LB ! Funny, when I give an answer like that or mention the "search", I'm called rude ?
Oh, by the way....."what kind of oil should I put in my YARIS"?

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