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I accidentally hit the button to lock it on my way to work this morning (can they find a better place to put it?!) and now I'm stuck at work with no manual, and don't know how to get the differential unlocked. I'm making myself nuts worrying that I've damaged it. (or will damage it on the way home)

It's a 1999 Rav4. There's some special combination of things that I need to do to get the thing unlocked. Anyone got a manual handy?

Thanks for any help!
 

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There's a "C. Diff Lock" indicator in the instrument cluster that lights up when the differential is actually locked, because it's possible to have the button pushed in but the differential not be locked (it will only lock when the vehicle is stopped, as I recall). Ditto for unlocking, you stop and push the button again and it beeps until the lock is disengaged and the light goes out.

Just FYI, your 1999 is considered a "RAV4.1" so you're probably better off posting in the 4.1 forums, since the newer RAVs don't have a manual differential lock anymore.

[Moderator Note: This topic has been moved from 4.2 to 4.1]
 
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