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02-17-2015 07:42 PM
sailor Some of the earlier posts have the only practical option I've seen, wiring in a fused switch circuit in place of the ABS fuse so you can turn it off when needed.
02-17-2015 06:18 PM
Dingle87 Terrible design.. I can't stand it..
02-17-2015 05:47 PM
sailor ^^^Dingle87 has a '12 "S" model, and in someone's infinite Wisdom (stupidity) those didn't come with a way to turn off traction control at all. (short of pulling ABS fuse)
02-17-2015 09:07 AM
dpuddy "i want abs but the tcs is not needed... Im not sure if theres a fuse for it alone.. there must be a way somehow"

^This. You are unable to completely turn off the TCS in the menu. If there was a way to do this I would have way more fun.
02-16-2015 10:59 PM
Dingle87 12 focus S 5spd

I dont have the controls on my steering wheel to turn it off .. i want abs but the tcs is not needed... Im not sure if theres a fuse for it alone.. there must be a way somehow
02-04-2013 11:49 AM
mustang0
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Originally Posted by MetalMuffins View Post
So just to give you guys an update, I just went for a drive and went to a snow dusted abandoned parking lot to test this.j
After pulling the fuse, I got 3 warning lights, which I expected. (tcs, abs, and brake warning lights). I was supprised however, that nothing came up on the dash display saying anything was amiss. I even ran the system check, and it reported all systems normal.

Once I started driving, It was easy to tell what was disabled. The TCS, ABS, ESC, as well as the touque vectoring and brake bias control. All of this was expected, and it drove well aside from the brake bias on hard braking.
This is my only caution as the rear will lock up first, I assume due to the wight ballence of the car.
For this reason, I would reccomend not leaving this off for most driving, as the system does a great job when you are not trying to push the car to it's limits.
I do however, still want to wire in an override for the system, so this can be disabled easily if need be.
I have a possible fix for the rear brakes locking up. I'm going to put some Hawk HP Plus pads on the front this spring when I get my car out of winter storage. The fronts could possibly be aggressive enough to over ride the rears locking up first. If not I'll look into putting a manual brake bias control in like I have on the RaceStang.
12-26-2012 01:58 PM
currentlyabsent Hahaha pulled this fuse today to have some fun. Put her in a snow bank.......good times lol. Thankfully it was big enough and soft enough I spun off it. No big damage just some trim to pop back on haha
12-26-2012 12:07 PM
MetalMuffins I have installed an over-rede switch in my car for the F19 fuse. I wrote up a how to in the following thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=275688&page=7

It seems to be working well.
12-23-2012 12:29 PM
MetalMuffins
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Originally Posted by MetalMuffins View Post
I was looking at another thread on this same issue. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=275688&page=6

Someone on there had a great idea of wiring a switch with an inline 5A fuse into the F19 under the hood. I was in the garage late last night looking at this, and it seems fairly easy to do. All you would need is a single pair of wires running into the cabin with an inline fuse holder and a simple on / off switch.

This way, you could easily disconnect the circuit while in the car, and turn it back on again without issue. And because you are not splicing into the system, only plugging an extension into the fuse box, it would be easy to remove and revert to stock with no one the wiser.
So just to give you guys an update, I just went for a drive and went to a snow dusted abandoned parking lot to test this.j
After pulling the fuse, I got 3 warning lights, which I expected. (tcs, abs, and brake warning lights). I was supprised however, that nothing came up on the dash display saying anything was amiss. I even ran the system check, and it reported all systems normal.

Once I started driving, It was easy to tell what was disabled. The TCS, ABS, ESC, as well as the touque vectoring and brake bias control. All of this was expected, and it drove well aside from the brake bias on hard braking.
This is my only caution as the rear will lock up first, I assume due to the wight ballence of the car.
For this reason, I would reccomend not leaving this off for most driving, as the system does a great job when you are not trying to push the car to it's limits.
I do however, still want to wire in an override for the system, so this can be disabled easily if need be.
12-23-2012 11:12 AM
MetalMuffins I was looking at another thread on this same issue. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=275688&page=6

Someone on there had a great idea of wiring a switch with an inline 5A fuse into the F19 under the hood. I was in the garage late last night looking at this, and it seems fairly easy to do. All you would need is a single pair of wires running into the cabin with an inline fuse holder and a simple on / off switch.

This way, you could easily disconnect the circuit while in the car, and turn it back on again without issue. And because you are not splicing into the system, only plugging an extension into the fuse box, it would be easy to remove and revert to stock with no one the wiser.
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