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Disabling Traction Control

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Snow.White.Tacoma, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    Before you read my answers, know that OP's truck is a Canada spec 08 Sport. All bets are off. Barely anyone knew about the pre-2009 US spec VSC trucks until I created my thread.

    There is a VSC button on 2007-2008 trucks with the optional VSC/TRAC package. 2005-2006 do not have a button, but do have VSC/TRAC if equipped with the optional package. They simply cannot shut the system down (without mods). It's all on by default.

    Correct.

    Correct.
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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    Thank you GP3! I am glad I hadn't lost my mind (yet) on here! LOL
     
  3. May 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    X2 Thanks for pointing out I was correct
     
  4. May 1, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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  5. May 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    Mind if I ask how you know the brakes are applied? Is there an audible beep in the cab when you break it loose? Do you feel the brakes pulse?

    Could it be that that tires are just hopping a bit and causing the truck to shake? I know that in my old manual Ranger, it would shake the stick like crazy when I broke the tires loose.
     
  6. May 3, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    I have found out that there isnt traction control in my truck. GP3, you are correct. When I was first trying to spin out it dash in a back alley with a bunch of potholes, which were causing the truck to shake. Yesterday I had no problems with traction control driving through a foot of mud. Looks like this thread was pointless! But thanks for all your help guys.
     
  7. May 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    No worries.
     
  8. May 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Wait... pot holes make your truck shake?

    Holy fuck...
     
  9. May 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Well one of my shocks was broke in half... :/
     
  11. May 4, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    That's what I thought
     
  12. Dec 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    where specifically is the gray connector next to the battery? Will this keep the TRAC from coming back on when you hit 30mph?? Thank you
     
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    Just fyi... it is VSC that comes on at 30 mph if you are in AUTO LSD mode. Auto LSD is TRACtion control without engine regulation... and to add confusuion AUTO LSD is also called TRAC OFF MODE!

    2WD TRAC (traction control with engine regulation)
    2WD AUTO LSD/ TRAC OFF MODE (traction control without regulation)
    VSC OFF MODE (no VSC and no traction control)

    At least through 2011:
    4WD-HI TRAC (traction control without regulation)
    4WD-LO (no traction control, except on the Off Road TRD)
    A-TRAC (Off Road TRD traction control in low range)
     
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    Someone told me today that there is a switch for that located under the steering wheel with two wires attached one is gray and one is white.
     
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    Sounds airtight
     
  16. Oct 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM
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    so on a 2015 2wd mode, when do i use traction on(lsd off) and when do i use traction off(lsd on).
    also when to use it on 4wd hi and lo mode?
     
  17. Oct 28, 2015 at 5:15 PM
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    You have the terms wrong, but don't feel bad, Toyota didn't help with the names they used!

    Traction Control (TRAC with engine regulation on or off) is 'Limited Slip' (TRAC is electronic/ brake assisted 'LSD').
    a) TRAC is 'LSD' with engine output regulation (also called throttle control) and
    b) TRAC OFF (called 'AUTO LSD' in 2WD) is TRAC without any engine regulation, only the regulation is turned OFF.
    You get into AUTO LSD or TRAC OFF by quickly pressing the VSC OFF button, stopped or moving. VSC does go off to 30 mph, then comes on.

    To turn OFF the LSD (turns off the traction control and vehicle stability control together) is called VSC OFF MODE. That requires stopping the truck and pressing in the VSC Off button for a few seconds (until VSC OFF light comes on). It stays off until you drive dangerously or restart the truck, then comes back on.

    When to use what? When you need or want to!

    If it were me:
    *Normal driving, paved roads: H2/TRAC
    *Any slipping, due to wet or gravel surface: H2/AUTO LSD (TRAC OFF) or H4/TRAC ON
    *Soft or wet dirt roads, sand or level off road driving: H4/TRAC OFF on 2012+ (called TRAC 2009-2011)
    *Steep climbs, deep mud, deep snow, power beneficial situations, deep ruts, etc.: L4 (A-TRAC on if Off Road TRD).

    ** I find never a reason for VSC OFF MODE, never! To take away the limited slip features the 2009+ Tacomas have is to have a lesser able truck that requires a locker to go as far as 4WD with traction control can take it now.
     
  18. Oct 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM
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    so what would you use with L4? trac control or auto lsd?
     
  19. Oct 28, 2015 at 10:08 PM
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    In L4, there is no TRAC or AUTO LSD.
    There is either nothing or there is A-TRAC if you have the Off Road TRD.
    The non-Off Road 4x4 Tacomas can perform the 4-Lo Trac Mod (Yellow Wire Mod) to add TRAC to L4 to have some limited slip in Low Range.
    'Auto LSD' is only a 2WD mode.
     
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