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Old 03-19-2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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what is this button/switch

its on a 02 runner, left side of steering wheel. I have no idea what it does.
Anybody know?
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hahahaha ......... what does it look like?? the symbol?
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"Press this button to tip your salad bowl on it's side."
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I've got that same button on my 85 4Runner. I can't figure out what it does either. My best guess is that it's supposed to control fog lights of some sort. My truck never had fog lights, though. A buddy of mine saw the same button in a new Ford Escape, pressed it, and fog lights turned on. He just had to have the normal headlights on first.

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I've got that same button on my 85 4Runner. I can't figure out what it does either. My best guess is that it's supposed to control fog lights of some sort. My truck never had fog lights, though. A buddy of mine saw the same button in a new Ford Escape, pressed it, and fog lights turned on. He just had to have the normal headlights on first.

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and we have a winner!! your prize is ------------------- hell i dunno but you won the hard question of the month award! ........ yes its a fog light button
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I like the "Salad Bowl" answer!
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crap...that button was supposed to be red...dont press the red button
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I'm with Rob - I thought it was to tip my salad bowl. I always wondered why it didnt work...
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I'm with Rob - I thought it was to tip my salad bowl. I always wondered why it didnt work...

maybe its the "salad tossing button" you press it and tap the gas twice and you get your salad tossed
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OK, so mystery solved, but the fog lights dont turn on....
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Check it after you turn on your head lights
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Well, i assume you bought it used? First try what others have suggested. Do you have fog lights in your valence? For my 99 the fog light switch is on the headlight lever itself and is a turn ring style. Pull the switch out from the dash and see if its even hooked up to anything.
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Well, i assume you bought it used? First try what others have suggested. Do you have fog lights in your valence? For my 99 the fog light switch is on the headlight lever itself and is a turn ring style. Pull the switch out from the dash and see if its even hooked up to anything.
True. The switch could have just been left in there by the previous owner if you bought it used. It may not even be hooked up to anything as well. Assuming it is wired to something, it could simply be wired incorrectly. Pull it out and trace where the wires go...if there are any wires to trace.
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more than likely its a glass break sensor for the alarm
Psst... the OTHER button in the picture...
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Interesting that that comes off an '02. My mom has an '02 but it's a Sport Edition. I have an '01 Limited. Both have the foglight control on the same lever as the headlights. My dad has a '97 Limited and the foglights are as you show, a button to the left of the steering wheel. I wonder why the difference of location? Is yours an SR5? Or are they just all different?
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