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Do I have Traction Control in my car?

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    Do I have Traction Control in my car?

    I went to the jy and grabbed a ebony console this week!!! Finally.. I never had a armrest smh..



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    Does my car have tcs? I hooked the plugged to the tcs switch and it illuminated once then it never did it again any suggestions? My tcs doesn't come on on the gauge cluster but I have the harness what does it mean thanks guys

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    Look for this by the battery. If you see this below congrats you have TCS.


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    Guess I don't lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayroca View Post
    Guess I don't lol well why do I have the harness? Would the car be easy to install it? I have a parted out trans am I can pull parts off.. that has tc ... just curious why I have the plug

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    It's easier for the factory to put in a standard wire harness for all vehicles. Once they determine if it will be a TCS or no TCS all they have to do is plug it in. It's less expensive in the long run to do it that way then to go back, tear the car down, insert item x and then put it back together.

    All the manufactures do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    It's easier for the factory to put in a standard wire harness for all vehicles. Once they determine if it will be a TCS or no TCS all they have to do is plug it in. It's less expensive in the long run to do it that way then to go back, tear the car down, insert item x and then put it back together.

    All the manufactures do this.
    Ok does it illuminate as well? Because I hook it 1 time and it lighted up but it doesn't any more

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    You don't want or need TCS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    You don't want or need TCS.

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    What does it do if u don't mind me asking

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    Lmao!! I meanthe to say does it help in the rain? That's all I care about honestly

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    That's exactly what it does. It basically controls braking power to the wheels for you....which in most cases where people know how to drive themselves, want to control that, not the PCM.

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    My right foot is my traction control lol. No offense meant, OP.
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    I have no TC or ABS.

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    i do have TCS on my 30th Ann. TAm. In normal driving, I mostly see it activate on very tight turning on-ramps, or on damp corners under throttle. It detects wheel spin and kills the throttle.... i havent felt the brakes activate, but maybe. For sport driving, yeah, you'd turn it off anyway.

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    Attempting a burnout with TCS activated is always a major fail. I have done that at least twice in our car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Attempting a burnout with TCS activated is always a major fail. I have done that at least twice in our car.
    Hence why I didn't buy a car with TCS. Since I knew I would forget to turn it off. Plus it just makes the engine bay look that much junkier.
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