"ETC" Button on '88 Camry

Tiny
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  • 1988 TOYOTA CAMRY
I just bought a 1988 Toyota Camry DX. It has a lighted button on the console that says “ETC”, it’s some sort of “power” button, or extra power button. The light goes on when I press it but it doesn’t seem to do anything. Can someone please explain this?

Thank you kindly
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Friday, July 27th, 2007 AT 6:13 PM

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Tiny
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G'Day there,

This is a "power" button, It won't shif you into warp speed but you should notice a bit more acceleration when activated. What it is doing, is it alters the shift patten so you can accelerate a bit harder, if it is not working, I would not bother to much about it, as long as the transmission shifts are ok (no flairing) and the oil is clean. Dont worry, many drivers dont know about it anyway.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, July 27th, 2007 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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"Alters the shift pattern"? Do you mean it down shifts? I actually got it to work yesterday, going up a steep hill. It seemed to down shift, or give an extra hard shot of fuel. (After all, It is fuel injected).
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Saturday, July 28th, 2007 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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"Alters the shift pattern"? Do you mean it down shifts? I actually got it to work yesterday, going up a steep hill. It seemed to down shift, or give an extra hard shot of fuel. (After all, It is fuel injected).[/Quote:1c088dde81]

Seems to me its doing its job its operations is similar to OD.

Good Luck-Thanks
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Sunday, July 29th, 2007 AT 4:21 AM

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