My Daihatsu Mira does not have any manual, Its an automatic car with TurboEngine and Gear with PRNDSB. What does all these means? My car is four wheel drive as I can see rear differential in it. If its a four wheel on which position of Gear I can activate the four wheel.


The letters are standard:

  • Park
  • Reverse
  • Neutral
  • Drive
  • Sport (or possibly Snow - thanks @Brian)
  • Braking (usually for going down hills)

None of these have anything to do with 4WD or 2WD selection. If your Daihatsu is the 4WD version, it is permanently 4WD - there is no selector on that spec of car. It was a specific Japanese edition.

You have stated previously that you thought your car was a 2WD spec. I would read the online specs to find out exactly which model you have.

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  • from wikipedia "As usual four-wheel-drive versions received a different model code (L285)" Yes my car is L285S so its permanently 4WD, is it ok? – coure2011 Nov 18 '12 at 13:44
  • What do you mean,'is it ok'? It is how it is designed. – Rory Alsop Nov 18 '12 at 16:06
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    I've also seen the "S" used for "Snow" transmission modes before. – Brian Knoblauch Nov 19 '12 at 14:54
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    @Brian - in this context you may be right. It is a 4WD with a downhill braking mode, so it is definitely the type of car that could have a snow mode. Updated. – Rory Alsop Nov 19 '12 at 16:22

enter image description here Here straight from the toyota faqs on my toyota corolla

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"S" can be used for snow and as well as steep hill/ slope. "B" is for Braking. And it is used for going down steep slope/ hill. And both positions work irrespective of 2WD or 4WD.

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