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Permanently Disable Traction Control?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mrbadwrench, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Jan 22, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    mrbadwrench

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    It's annoying to have to punch the "Traction Control Off/Auto LSD On" button every single time you restart the truck. Is there a way to set it so that the Traction Control is off and the Auto LSD is on, permanently?

    Thought we could just wire the switch one way or the other, but it's not a "2-position" switch :mad:

    Ideas?

    Thank you in advance, TW, for your help.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    I was afraid of that...darn computers! Why do they have to run everything!

    Thank you for your help though!
     
  3. Jan 22, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    It is being a problem just because it is annoying to always have the engine cutting power. Very annoying when tugging equipment and trailers around all day, because some wheel spin is normal and useful for that sort of thing. The traction control is too aggressive...it seems to have a zero wheel spin policy, which is very crippling on most loose surfaces.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    Should have bought an 07 :) Traction control is for women and children!
     
  5. Jan 19, 2015 at 1:59 PM
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    I'm ready to trade may 2014 Tacoma in because of the trac control. Was in deep snow the other day and needed to give it a real shot to get up the road, every time I would give it heavy gas the engine would shut down and the brakes kept applying. My son in his 2004 Ford Ranger drove right into where we need to be and had to keep pulling me out of the snow. New truck stuck old truck pulling it out. Can I disable all this crap put in for people who need it? I really don't need to hear about how my son kept pulling me out, that's a tough swallow.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2015 at 3:21 PM
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    First off nice thread dig..... 4 years almost to the day thats pretty good.

    obviously you have not read the manual on the various traction control options.

    By default the truck had engine regulation, if you tap the traction control button this will turn engine regulation off and you can spin your wheels with auto lsd till your hearts content. if you want nothing, stop, press and hold (5-10secs) the traction control switch till everything turns off as indicated on the dash.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2015 at 3:36 PM
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    In the dark, I often miss the trac off button and hit the clutch start cancel. Annoys the shit out of me. ABS disable is in the plans.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2015 at 3:44 PM
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    Hate my traction control. Somehow the last time wheeling, it has turned itself off, truck with skids coming off the back lit up in dash. Have left it off, no problems that I can see, TC is really off, 4 wheel 2 wheel hi low, no more. Gas milage is the same so no brake applying, no heating of brakes or other systems. I like it. No wires hanging down, don't know what happened, but no more buttons to push for real traction.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2015 at 6:07 PM
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    I pushed the traction control button to shut it off and it still cut the engine, that's why I asked. I wondered if there was really a way to shut it off...
    I read the post on traction control and it is very helpful, I'm not sure what the RSCA off is. I know this is not a problem for most people but I'm having a hard time understanding how to use the options.

    Thanks.
     
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  11. Jan 19, 2015 at 6:25 PM
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    I have a 15, I had an 11 before that. In my truck(s) I had to wait a couple of seconds after the engine started, then press the button for like 5 or 6 seconds.
    I thought about building something but it's not that big a deal for me. I have one corner by my house that the engine cuts out on every time. I just go slower on it now.
    I think this action could be mimicked with a small circuit with a couple of timers. One timer would wait 3 seconds after the truck starts, the next timer would "push" the button for 6 seconds. Kind of a PITA. I think the first timer would be ON delay and the second would be OFF delay. I'm old school, I think relay logic.
    Any electrical brainiacs out there? Some of you kids could probably make something using Arduino or Raspberry Pi, or something similar.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2015 at 6:25 PM
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    tapping it once will turn off engine regulation but leave auto lsd on. you might think it was cutting your engine but it was probably simulating an lsd out back.

    with engine regulation you will see the rpms just wont climb at all. see the link above for a proper explanation.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM
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    Welcome to TW! :wave:

    You didn't do it properly. Use the link above and read the manual for better results.

    The Roll Sensing Curtain Airbag cutoff switch doesn't have anything to do with traction control.
    Also in the manual.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2015 at 6:46 PM
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    Ok, I understand. I'm sure I didn't do something right. I'm just not used to pushing buttons and the options. I know the engine was cutting out but I've had a 13 and now 14 and only had a problem once where I need to give it a good shot in deep snow.
    I remember now about RSCA. Yes, I remember reading about the side air bags off switch.
    Thank you for the explanations.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2015 at 8:10 PM
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