Patent Number: 7,784,582

Title: Drive switching lever structure for vehicle

Abstract: A drive switching lever device for a vehicle for a vehicle in which a single control lever can operate both two-wheel-drive/four-wheel drive switching means and a differential lock on/off switching mechanism includes a bell crank swingably supported by a vehicle body side. A pull rod adapted to operate a switching lever of a two-wheel-drive/four-wheel-drive switching means is connected to a lever bracket and a control cable adapted to operate a switching lever of a differential lock on/off switching mechanism is connected to the bell crank. When a control lever is swung independently of the lever bracket, the bell crank is swung in engagement with the shaft portion of the control lever. The resulting configuration provides flexibility for the layout of the linkage between the control lever and the operating portion of each switching mechanism.

Inventors: Takahashi; Kosaku (Saitama, JP), Takeshima; Masao (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B60K 20/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018