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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 07-22-2009, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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What does the traction control really do and how come some trucks have them and some dont cani make it so that it stays on all the time so i can get rid of that button/
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Be glad you have the option to turn it off. T/c sucks unless your on gravel all day or ice. You might be able to ovverride it with a tune but I wasn't able to with mine. I just got used to hitting it once I start the truck. Traction control limits wheel spin by cutting off your throttle. no burnouts at all with it on.

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ha ha ya it is but ojn topic how can you tell if you are able to turn it off or not, i mean i havent really searched for it or anything but where is the button i guess if you could turn it off??
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i got use to turnig it on but the dang paint is coming off the button. just tryen to avoid hitting it every time.
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ha ha ya it is but ojn topic how can you tell if you are able to turn it off or not, i mean i havent really searched for it or anything but where is the button i guess if you could turn it off??
there will be a button on the center of the dash that says T/C

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hmmm i dont remember seeing a button like that so i guess i cant turn it off, do you no what models it came on??
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hmmm i dont remember seeing a button like that so i guess i cant turn it off, do you no what models it came on??
If you don't have that button, then you don't have traction control.

Its the little round button next to the "14" in this picture:


If you have that button, then you have Traction Control. It defaults to "on" when you start the truck, pushing the button will cause an orange light near the top to illuminate and disables traction control.
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what exactly is the 14 for in that picture??
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Re: traction control

I have it on mine and have played with it every now and then. Seems when I turn it off that it kills ALOT of the 1st-2nd shift lag and the shifts feel firmer and the power feels broader IMO. If I could ever remember to turn it off everytime I get in it to go somewhere.....Id see if there was any difference in MPG's

I had a 2000 SS Camaro for awhile.....I know they made a plug-in module for those that reversed how the button worked. With the module installed, TC was off when the car was started every time and only on when you pushed the button. In ALOT of ways, you would think thats the way it should have been designed in the first place. ESPECIALLY in an SS Camaro
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lookms like an outside temp gauge to me. its not something stock

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what exactly is the 14 for in that picture??
Battery voltage. I got tired of the truck not having a volt meter, so I put that one in ;)


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ah i see i like where you put it, it looks as if it could have come stock on the truck
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looks nice thanks for the help i guess i will push it everytime like i have been doing.
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What does the traction control really do and how come some trucks have them and some dont cani make it so that it stays on all the time so i can get rid of that button/

If you want it on all the time, never push the button. The only time I used it was driving on sheet ice when the whole town was iced over.

Now I never need it. It's gone with my tune, but I used to turn it off every time i started the truck. You might need to get going quick, and any tire spin will kill your power momentarily, leaving you sititng there until the power comes back. And in snow, you need wheelspin to get moving sometimes.

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naskie18, in my truck the tc in yours is where my four wheel drive buttons are? do four wheel drive trucks not have tc? thanks ej
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naskie18, in my truck the tc in yours is where my four wheel drive buttons are? do four wheel drive trucks not have tc? thanks ej
Traction Control is only available on 2WD trucks with the G80.


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Traction Control is only available on 2WD trucks with the G80.
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naskie18, in my truck the tc in yours is where my four wheel drive buttons are? do four wheel drive trucks not have tc? thanks ej

Mine is a 4WD and I have T/C! The button is to the right of the 4WD buttons.

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I know this thread is almost 6 years old, but naskie if you're still reading this, how did you mount your voltage meter? It looks like it's just sitting in there or mounted on the other side. Thanks in advance if you read this :)
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I know this thread is almost 6 years old, but naskie if you're still reading this, how did you mount your voltage meter? It looks like it's just sitting in there or mounted on the other side.
I cut a hole into the panel, and the display is basically just shoved into the hole as a press-fit.


I don't see a thread on the forum anymore, though we lost a lot of them a while ago, so maybe it disappeared in that disaster, but I've still got a few pictures from when I did it here. Take a look at those and if you've still got some questions, shoot me a PM and we can discuss further.
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Good stuff. Thanks for the quick response, I think I'm gonna do this sometime within the next week. Thanks again.
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