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98 Trans am Traction Control

This is a discussion on 98 Trans am Traction Control within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have a 98 Trans am I just purchased. It was listed as having traction control but there is no ...

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    98 Trans am Traction Control

    I have a 98 Trans am I just purchased. It was listed as having traction control but there is no button on the dash. How do I know if I actually have traction control and if I do how do I turn it off when there is no button.

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    TCS was an option - look for RPO code NW9 on the drivers side door to see if it's listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedracer25f View Post
    I have a 98 Trans am I just purchased. It was listed as having traction control but there is no button on the dash. How do I know if I actually have traction control and if I do how do I turn it off when there is no button.
    If there is no TCS or ASR button on the console just in front of the shifter, the "listing" (whatever that is you are referring to) is wrong.

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    no button means no traction control... but who the heck needs that!...


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    Get used to having fun in the rain!

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    I didnt think I had it, the dealer tried to tell me the car had traction control. I figured that was false after driving the car sideways in the rain for 4 blocks. I much rather not have it anyway.

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    You don't need it, don't worry. I don't have it on mine either and if I did I'd probably have it off all the time. I don't have a problem in the rain, just gotta know how hard you can push the gas without spin / how to keep her straight. It's not a nightmare to drive in the rain.

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    ^ Very true...and I gotz some crappy @ss tires... and I still drive pretty normal in the rain, no problems... I will say this though... watch out for deep puddles, they are Alternator killers!!!

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    rain+burnout=no wasted rubber. lol

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    Nice to have in the rain,sux on dry pavement!!! If it's not in front of the shifter,you don't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwade View Post
    Nice to have in the rain,sux on dry pavement!!! If it's not in front of the shifter,you don't have it.
    yup, i spin all day in the rain when its off.
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