ECT is an acronym for Electronically Controlled Transmission and the ECT PWR button is a feature of the redesigned transmission. When pressed, the ECT PWR button adjusts shift points to allow you to reach higher revs before shifting into the next gear.
The Toyota Tacoma ECT PWR button works best when you are towing a trailer and need a little extra power. Other driving situations where you may need to use the ECT button include overtaking on the freeway, merging onto the freeway, or climbing a steep incline.
Does ECT PWR save gas? The ECT power button only changes the switching points of your Trany. Basically, it downshifts sooner when it’s on and doesn’t shift into a new gear as quickly when starting off. When it’s off, it shifts to a higher gear faster to save gas.
Best used when you need an extra boost of power when towing, the ECT PWR button works similar to the 2016 Toyota Tundra Tow/Haul Mode. A few other driving situations where the ECT PWR will come in handy are merging into freeway traffic, overtaking vehicles on the freeway, or climbing steep grades.
ECT An automatic transmission with three rollers.
Functions of the ECT PWR
The ECT PWR keeps the transmission locked from a lower gear until a higher speed is reached. When this happens, the vehicle tends to downshift to gain more power.
If you look at the dashboard of your 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma, you will see an ECT PWR button just below the navigation system and between the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM button) and the Parking Assist Sensors ( P key). The ECT PWR button stands for Electronically Controlled Transmission Power.
Normal Temperature Engine Temperature Gauge
Most experts agree that your engine should run between 195 degrees and 220 degrees.
A coolant temperature sensor (CTS) (also known as an ECT sensor or ECTS (engine coolant temperature sensor)) is used to measure the temperature of the coolant/antifreeze mixture in the cooling system and give an indication of how much heat the Engine off.
ECT Snow – Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT) Snow mode Reduces throttle response for smoother acceleration on snow/ice to reduce wheel spin. The transmission also shifts to a higher gear sooner than in normal mode. The road conditions we just experienced were perfect for this setting.
Short for Electronically Controlled Transmission, the ECT PWR function temporarily increases performance in various driving situations by manipulating the transmission’s shift points.
To turn off the ECT indicator light on your Lexus LS430, you must switch to a different driving mode. To select a driving mode, look for the ECT (Electronic Control Transmission) switch, which has three options: PWR: Power mode for powerful acceleration. ECT: Normal mode for normal driving conditions.
While towing a trailer or other object with your Toyota Tacoma or Tundra, using Tow Mode can be of great help. When towing a heavy load, you can activate the function, located behind your steering wheel on the right.
The tow/haul button is located on automatic vehicles to help with power control when a truck is towing a heavy load. The button is located on the dashboard near the shifters. It is within the driver’s reach and improves the stability of large automatic vehicles.
To activate Eco mode, press and hold the white star button for 3 seconds. City Mode: The first level that offers a more active throttle response, which is perfect for everyday driving in Tacoma. Many say this is the mode that Toyotas should have from the factory.