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Re: Power switch - positions?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:55 am

There was a picture of the OBDII port someone posted and you can clearly see cables going to the hood and the charge port release levers. My guess is they are completely mechanical.
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Re: Power switch - positions?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:01 am

garygid wrote:Doesn't the Charge Port Lid release "switch" inside the car operate an electrically-activated release (not an entirely mechanical release)?
It's mechanical. There's a picture of the OBD port and you can see the cable going from the release handle that runs under the hood.
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Re: Power switch - positions?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:53 am

garygid wrote: The "shifter" modes of PARK, FWD, NEUTRAL, REV, and ECO-FWD are apparently mutually exclusive.
When the car is ON it can be (but might not be) READY (ready to shift, move, and drive) or not.
Apparently OFF LOCKED AUX ON are "system" states that are not quite well enough described.
That's what I got out of it. LOCKED might refer to the motorized steering-column lock pawl. On my Toyota, it engages when the car is OFF and the door is opened. (This takes the place of the key-turned steering lock pin, and seems like a bit of an anachronism, but whatever.)


And I'm 100% certain that I used something other than the documented parking brake release to release the parking brake on the drive tour.

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Re: Power switch - positions?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:56 pm

It might be that shifting into Drive, when READY, with your foot on the brake, will auto-release the parking brake?
Or some such.

Or, you did not need to operate the Parking Brake because the "drive-guide" did it for you?
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Re: Power switch - positions?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:12 pm

garygid wrote:It might be that shifting into Drive, when READY, with your foot on the brake, will auto-release the parking brake?
Or some such.Or, you did not need to operate the Parking Brake because the "drive-guide" did it for you?
All you have to do to release the 'Parking Brake' is drive away and it releases automatically.
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Re: Power switch - positions?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:23 pm

So, since the Parking Brake deploys and releases automatically, you would never use the PB Switch-Lever unless you wanted to roll a parked car ... but you still could not because you would be in Park mode?

What am I missing?
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Re: Power switch - positions?

Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:39 am

garygid wrote:So, since the Parking Brake deploys and releases automatically, you would never use the PB Switch-Lever unless you wanted to roll a parked car ... but you still could not because you would be in Park mode?
What am I missing?
Ah.. this is so much fun. We have so many answers, and yet... so many more questions now.

You have Park which I believe behaves identical to Park on a regular automatic, and then you have the Parking Brake, or Emergency Brake, or Electrc Parking Brake, or the "Tokyo Drift Lever" as my girlfriend likes to call it (please, just... don't even respond to that, I know it is wrong on a number of levels)

From what I understand:
-Park automatically engages when you turn off the car
-Park automaticllly disengages when you press on the brake and shift into Drive/Reverse (I think)

So... the only time you need to use the Park button (on top of the shifter) is in a situation where you don't want the car to accellerate or reverse, but you are leaving the car on. In this case, you can turn on Park and the car shouldn't go anywhere.

However, the Parking Brake (controlled by the push/pull lever) is a little different.
-Parking Brake does not automatically engage... ever.
-Parking Brake automatically disengages if you A)have your seatbelt on, B)are in Drive or Reverse, and C)you press your "go" pedal

So if you want to turn the Parking Brake on, you need to engage it yourself. But as long as you put on your seatbelt you don't ever need to disengage the parking break, because it will do so automatically. At least, this is how I'm reading it.

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Re: Power switch - positions?

Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:58 pm

Good thing I waited to have kids - my 8-year old can tell me how to use everything. :lol:

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