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How does traction control button work?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Backroadbomber, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Aug 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    Backroadbomber

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    Ok I know how the traction control works, and it sucks. I'm looking for a way to disable it without pulling abs fuses and without having to hold in the stupid button every time I start it. I'd like to keep my abs functional just in case I get into an accident I can't get sued for millions of dollars ( even though you stop faster without abs). Basically I'd just like an understanding of how the button is wired in and if it would hurt anything if I wired it to where it would be pressed in all the time so traction control turns off automatically. The other day I pressed and held the button for about 20 minutes while driving and my truck DIDN'T start on fire lol so I'm assuming it wouldn't hurt anything but I don't want to burn up any relays or anything. A wiring diagram would be sweet.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    It is all in the programming. Unless you can design your own ECU there is nothing you can really do. Push the button to turn it off or just drive with the damn thing on.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Why do you want it off? You driving crazy enough to trigger it that often?
     
  4. Aug 5, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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  5. Aug 5, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Why cant we just offer good suggestions other then saying things like this?
     
  6. Aug 5, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    I suggest you log off this instant, burn your pc and rip out your internet cable because no matter how hard your try the internet isn't going to be perfect.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    oh I know, agreed, however I can still try..
     
  8. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    1 - I'm an asshole.
    2 - VSC in these trucks really doesn't interfere with daily driving at all unless something starts to get abnormal. So, frankly, I'm curious as to what exactly the OP feels "sucks" about traction control. That's all.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    1 sounds good and fair, 2 fair enough, however maybe he is like some and likes at a moments notice to be able to break them loose, without having to hit a switch.

    I have never seen VSC or anything similar be better then my own throttle control in any situation personally, its more for those that get in vehicle and dont understand how to feather it when need be.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    Ehh.... Yes and no.
    In the early days of ABS, it made a huge difference in stopping distances for typical drivers, but did not make much difference for professional drivers.

    Now, either ABS systems have improved, or "professional" drivers have lost some of the edge and have begun to rely more on some of the automated systems, because modern systems will make a difference for any driver (and yes, a smaller difference for the professional).

    But regardless of the level of the technology, the automated systems do provide a significant advantage to the average driver, while providing no disadvantage to the professional driver, so long as he is aware of how the system is going to respond to a given situation.
    The only reason to disable these systems is when the vehicle is taken outside of the normal parameters of on-road driving....

    4 wheeling/crawling, drifting, etc.... automated systems may not be desired in those conditions.




    But I'm going with #1 :D
     
  11. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    can't entirely agree
     
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    More than I felt like typing, but agreed. And thanks?


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  13. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    You aren't stock though.:D
     
  14. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    I pushed the "trac" button in my Accord, and it was unreal.

    The car lowered about 2", the engine tone got deeper, AC/DC began playing "Thunderstruck". Then....as the light turned green......a laser emerged from the hood.
     
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    what year do you have first off? and if you hold the trac control button down for 5 second while it is in park it will completely disable it. i.e for doing donuts, mobbin in the snow etc....once you turn off and back on the truck it will go back to being ON. try it, hope this helps.
     
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    Fixed that for you.
     
  17. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    negative, i had mine completely off. and was doing 65+ it still stayed off.
     
  18. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    Because you didn't throw your ass around enough.

    Trust me, it's lurking, and if you're above 30 and get sideways, it WILL kick in.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    i promise you that it can be disabled, on my 2012 at least. i live on a ranch and was smashing doing donuts (in my yard) and it never went off...and then i read what you said with going over 30. so i went on a road wear the speed limit was 55. i was going 65 and it stayed off.
     
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    where*
     
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