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Old 12-16-2008, 09:40 AM
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How to remove traction control

I am in dier need of removing my traction control. It is horrible and has no idea on how to drive in Minnesota. It is an 07 LT with sport package automatic. I know I can use the Low setting but that is useless when it still happens in 2nd and 3rd gear. I am going to try the hand break method I read where you click it up one knotch, I know it will slightly engage it but it is better to me to do taht for about 30 seconds than to deal with sliding off the road because the car won't let me drive. This is pissing me off because it should have a switch or fuse or some way to turn if off rather than having to use a break. It hinders my driving and makes the car a hazard. Any help would be appriciated.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:47 AM
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Don't know any way to disengage the TC except how you described it in your thread. You would have to invest in a tune or HPTuners (if they even support the 2.2 yet) and have them disable the TC. TC is also controlled by the Brake Control Module...so a "tune" may not even take care of it.

Out of curiousity...what is the problem you're having with it?
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:32 PM
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Hp doesnt support the 2.2 and most likely never will. and im not sure if it can be taken care of with a tune. however you can connect it to a switch so you can turn it on and off whenever you like. thats alot better then leaving your ebrake with one click on

however i havent done this so i cant offer a DIY i just read about it along time ago on this site before alot of stuff got deleted. so im not sure if its even still on here
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:12 PM
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Installing a switch -- if you're referring to the post and DIY I'm thinking about it uses the same wiring as the parking brake and still causes the warning "bells" to go off -- you just don't have the parking brake lever pulled. Might be a solution for your snow problem.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:46 PM
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there is a thread in diy called DIY ANYTHING post there and ask...
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that trick only works if when you click up the ebrake one notch and the light pops on... if not then you have what is called all gear traction control and it cannot be disabled... unfortunately.

but traction control is not a bad thing... it will cause the power to cut in half basically half throttle to regain full throttle just pump the gas should fix it... usually one revolution of spinning will cause it to engage then one pump will put you back at full throttle not sure if it will re engage or not haven't tried it.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:08 AM
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The problem is that the car is trying to drive for me, it doesn't know when I need to power off from a start or if I plan on going quickly through a slick area because I need the speed to carrie me through. Suddenly all power is gone no matter how hard you pump or push the peddle. I will also call the dealer see if they have any suggestion. Otherwise will check the DIY area for suggestions
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:04 PM
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when the power cuts let off the gas give it a second then reapply pressure.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:21 AM
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If I'm bored later Ill look up the wiring schematic on SI and show you how and where to put a switch on the power or ground. Though I don't suggest doing it. It is much less of a hassle to learn how to drive with it on then try and disable it and have other systems run amok. Once you disable your T/C, then your CEL and T/C message will constantly display. If you have another problem you will most likely not be able to detect it, since at the first occurence of a problem when the ECU stores the code, normall the T/C service message will display. But hey, it's your car.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:54 AM
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BlackBaltSS - Do you have the Vibrant D/P yet? I know it is in your future mods. Just wondering if you had it and if you had a CEL P0420 "cat below efficiency". Check out the thread under that title if you get a chance.
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