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Old 03-12-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
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Traction Control Bl0wz

Okay...does anyone know of a method to safely disable the traction control (completely) other than pressing the button? - because we all know that doesn't fully do the trick -

please suggest links/threads/info


Don't tell me I need to buy a stinkin' flash tuner to do it, either.


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Old 03-13-2005, 12:17 AM   #2
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traction control bypass is in a sticky somewhere.... you rig up an inline switch thru the fuse box.
 
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http://www.teamfocus.us/tractioncontrol.htm
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:47 AM   #4
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or get a diablo or sct and with a tune you can actually make that tc switch work below 20 mph.
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I want to do the traction control kill switch, but knowing me, it's for the best interest of my tires that I resist and don't install a switch.

Just be aware that the T/C control switch disables ABS too.
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Old 03-13-2005, 02:03 AM   #6
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Yes, its Fuse 46 go to radio shack and get an inline fuse holder, and a foot of 18gauge wire and get 2 spade connectors. Insert one end of the 18 gauge into one slot of were the fuse used to be, and one end of the wire with the inline fuse goes into the other side of were the old fuse was. Take the 2 remaining ends of the wires and connect them to a swith and there you have it. When you want to launch flip the switch and its off. Its basically the same thing as pulling the 46 fuse, but with an inline fuse and the switch acting as a cut off.
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good to have a 2005 ST... when you turn off the T/C.. it is OFF. no matter what speed. It isn't as good in snow as the 2003 I had.. wish I could have the best of both worlds
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Get a tune ... it will tweak all sorts of SVT nuisances, including your TC woes ... you'll end up with a faster, more fun to drive car.
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Did anyone read his whole post? It says "Don't tell me I need to buy a stinkin' flash tuner to do it, either."
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Well, you can disable it the safest way, or you can disable it the cheap way.

The cheap way = fuse switch, as described already. It works. Also disables your ABS, which may or may not be a concern to you. I can think of plenty of occasions when it might be nice to have ABS shortly after wanting the traction control to be off.

The safest way = tune. Sorry man, no one has found a real workaround for this. Only a reflash will cause the traction control button to truly turn off all electronic aids.
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