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Old 09-24-2004, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to disable the traction control? I mean can you do like some other cars and manually enable and disable it and if so what has to be done in order to be able to do it?
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Just press the button on the centre consol.
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I've looked around the console area on my girlfriend's car and she doesn't seem to have one. Maybe I overlooked it. She has a 2002 325 Ci...so I take it all that come equipped with traction control have an on/off switch?
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I've looked around the console area on my girlfriend's car and she doesn't seem to have one. Maybe I overlooked it. She has a 2002 325 Ci...so I take it all that come equipped with traction control have an on/off switch?
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It is the DSC button over the ashtray...Hold it down for a couple of seconds and you will see the amber indicator light come on the dashboard. That disables it when the light is on and vice versa.
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Like everyone else said... press the DSC button.

THere's actually TWO stages of traction control:

Stage 1. Press the button once and the orange/yellow light with the "!" in the middle comes on. Disabling stage one simulates a LSD. It will allow you to peel out but it will kick in to help you control the car if your sliding laterally.

Stage 2. Press and hold the button for about 3 secs. The same light will go on as before, in addition the brake light will illuminate yellow/orange. This completely disables traction control. It will let you peel out, spin out, crash and burn, etc.. you name it...

It's all stated in the user's manual....
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