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Hello, I have recently purchased my first Toyota Prado Automatic, 1998 model, TX, ex Japan. Can anyone help me with explanations as to what the following mean:

- What does L stand for on the gearbox? (I know N, D, 2, R, P)

- There are 2 buttons next to gearbox, one saying PWR. What does that mean?

- The other button says 2nd Start. What deos that mean? Is it the same as 2 on the gearbox?

- Sometimes I can shift from D to N without pressing the button on the gearstick. Is that normal?

- There is another button saying O/D. It is normally on. What does that do?

Sorry for all the questions, but I have driven a manual car forever.

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- What does L stand for on the gearbox? (I know N, D, 2, R, P)

- There are 2 buttons next to gearbox, one saying PWR. What does that mean?

- The other button says 2nd Start. What deos that mean? Is it the same as 2 on the gearbox?

- Sometimes I can shift from D to N without pressing the button on the gearstick. Is that normal?

- There is another button saying O/D. It is normally on. What does that do?

Sorry for all the questions, but I have driven a manual car forever.

Habari Yako,

- L stands for 'Low' meaning the 1st gear.

- PWR is 'Power'. It delays the shifting up timing so you can get more revs out of the engine.

- 2nd Start means it will start from 2nd gear rather than 1st like it normall does. Useful in snow or since you are in Kenya, it will be slippy mud in rainy season.

- It is normal for the lever to move between N, D, 2 without pressing the button.

- OD is 'Over Drive' meaning the 4th gear. Normally, leave this switched on and it will shift, between 1st and 4th gear. In certain circumstance, where slight engine braking is required, switch the OD off and it will only shift between 1st and 3rd gear.

Hope this helps.

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Asante Sana Mzee

Any links to Kenya?

Karibu!

I used to live in Kenya. That's a long long time ago though...

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