View Full Version : ect button?

02-11-2007, 06:52 PM
wtf is it?

the wifes 4-runner has it.

02-11-2007, 06:57 PM
electronic controlled transmission. changes the rpm at which your trans shifts at. when activated your trans will shift out at higher rpm's.

02-11-2007, 07:17 PM
Thank you

Luis C
02-12-2007, 03:27 AM
Detects load on the car and will usually shift at higher RPM to give more torque/power (this according to my fathers 95 Camry that also has it)

02-12-2007, 03:38 AM

mamima has it as well

edit* its the transmission turbo

02-12-2007, 03:49 AM
Yeah it's only an Automatic transmission thing. Most cars with a center console mounted shifter have them.

More frequent on Japanese cars of four and six cylinders.

02-12-2007, 09:10 AM
...mamima has it as well...
Is that one of those J-Spec Nissans? :wedge:

02-12-2007, 02:14 PM
Is it just a fancy name for an "Overdrive Off" button, or is it something else entirely?

02-12-2007, 02:18 PM
it's something else entirely.

02-12-2007, 05:06 PM
I have one on my Celica. It's separate from the overdrive button, which is located on the shifter knob.

Yes I have an auto, if it was my choice to get a standard over an auto, I would have, but it was not an option at the time, so please no comments.

When I use ECT in drive and floor it, I shift around 4-5000 rpms. I get very high revs out of the car before I hit about 90 km/h, then I shift into O/D, which gives me from 2000-5000 rpms to go from 100 to 195, when I hit the governor.

Personally, I love that little button. Car goes fast when I use it, and since I couldn't get a standard, it's nice to know I have some control over the tranny rather than just letting it do its thing.