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02-18-2014 09:34 PM
TurbineWagon As we say in aviation, the best policy is the policy that covers yo ass. Lol
02-17-2014 03:19 PM
MetalMuffins
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Originally Posted by TurbineWagon View Post
As long as it's a quick swap back to stock. ;)
Quick enough, just a quick snip to pull the wires out and pop the fuse back in the original place

I leave it on most of the time anyways, but appreciate where your coming from.
02-17-2014 03:12 PM
TurbineWagon As long as it's a quick swap back to stock. ;)
02-17-2014 03:08 PM
Laminar
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Originally Posted by TurbineWagon View Post
On my Subaru I just pulled the fuse, which worked fine on that car since you could just plug it back in. The MK3 is obviously more complicated.
All he did was pull the fuse, too. He just installed a handy switch inline with the fuse. It could be pulled out and fuse reinstalled easily enough.
02-14-2014 11:16 AM
TurbineWagon Wow, so you can't even turn it off in the S?


That's pretty mindblowing. We got stuck a few times so far this winter in the Focus... only thing that got us out was disabling the TC through the stupid menu system. 15" of snow + TC = fail.

I would caution those who are hardwiring anything that could disable your ABS. I hate ABS with a firey passion but hardwiring a way to disable it will almost guarantee that you are denied insurance coverage if you ever get into an accident. On my Subaru I just pulled the fuse, which worked fine on that car since you could just plug it back in. The MK3 is obviously more complicated.
02-12-2014 09:03 AM
MetalMuffins
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i have read somewhere here (or another big site for focus in europe, i dont remember) that somebody that had pulled this fuse it ultimately damaged the "motherboard" in his car.
I also read that, plus I had my BCM go haywire last year, but I don't think it was related. I would say take it with a grain of salt is all. I've had it for a few months now and not had an issue this winter.
02-12-2014 08:58 AM
iakoboss7 i have read somewhere here (or another big site for focus in europe, i dont remember) that somebody that had pulled this fuse it ultimately damaged the "motherboard" in his car.
02-12-2014 08:32 AM
MetalMuffins
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If you unplug the tc relay doesn't that kill abs and esc? Correct me if I'm wrong
You are correct. I have a switch wired on the 5A fuse for the entire system. This kills the TC, ESC, ABS, and Torque Vectoring. I don't recommend leaving it off all of the time, but it is nice to have an override if you want or need to
02-12-2014 08:08 AM
bshin352 If you unplug the tc relay doesn't that kill abs and esc? Correct me if I'm wrong
02-11-2014 11:36 PM
MetalMuffins
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I absolutly hate the TCS/ECS feature this car has. I did look up the transport canada laws and none say those two systems are legally "required" in a vehicle under 5k lbs however after september 2011 they wanted to make it mandatory for the "manufacturers" to have them installed or activated for the canadian market.

Also I went to my local ford to see if I could get it shut off through their IDS tool but the mechanic looked through all options and said he couldnt find any option to shut it off. But I dont think im going to believe that because I didnt see him do it myself, im going to try and find someone else in town that has the same tool that i can actually see checking lol. Anyway. Hopefully winter is almost over so i wont have to put up with this nonsense much longer. I love where cars and technology are going but for the people that know how to drive since before abs this crap just hinders good drivers.

I must say I agree with you. I have tried to find a dealer that will actually do things I want, such as shut off the ESC, and also DRL's, as the "running lights" make the fogs practically useless in actual fog... but that's for another thread.

Also, back on topic. An update from my last post in this thread, I have re-installed my over-ride switch, but moved the fuse into the actual fuse box with an in-line fuse. I have been using it for a few months now and have not had any issues. I also have a Bluetooth OBD II adapter and Torque pro. I have scanned for DTC codes regularly and have gotten none, so I think my last issue was merely a coincidence.
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