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joe370z 09-14-2009 07:39 PM

Traction Control
 
Hey Guys,

I was wondering exactly how do we turn off traction control completely. The other night I was showing off to some friends ( I had already pushed the VDC button to turn TC off) and threw the car sideways through a corner it slid for a second but then the TC came on I saw the TC light flash in the instrument cluster and it killed my slide and it was a bit dangerous to cause I already had opposite lock on. Anyway what I want to know is am I turning the VDC off right? All I've been doing is touching the button once is there another way to completely switch it off? Do I have to be stopped to turn it off? Any Info would be great TIA guys.

Snakes709 09-14-2009 09:03 PM

pull the fuse? iiunno im wondering this same thing for when i go to the track.

theDreamer 09-14-2009 09:35 PM

If you pushed the button then the system is off, both VDC and TC, according to the manual.

The light comes on when the vehicle dynamic
control off switch is pushed to OFF. This
indicates that the vehicle dynamic control
system and traction control system are not
operating. When the vehicle dynamic control

Ellz 09-15-2009 02:50 AM

Sounds like the same at the 350 had.
Turns VDC off and most of TC. Still 13% TC or something.

On the 350 you had to open it up and get a proper off switch setup.

shabarivas 09-15-2009 10:24 AM

oh really? interesting

evse82 09-15-2009 05:24 PM

I think in the 350 only mild wheel braking was present after the switch was pushed... but to be totally honest, when I used to turn off VDC in the 350, it pretty much felt like it was off... especially in the wet when I wasn't even doing anything stupid....

shabarivas 09-15-2009 06:28 PM

Yea - thats how my G felt as well... dont recall it kicking in at all ... maybe the breaking is from you sliding and loosing momentum?

evse82 09-15-2009 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shabarivas (Post 200259)
Yea - thats how my G felt as well... dont recall it kicking in at all ... maybe the breaking is from you sliding and loosing momentum?

yeah well to be honest I never felt the braking but apparently the car was still using the abs to slow down the spinning wheel even with VDC off. If it was still on then it wasn't working because one time, unintentially I almost spun round completely in the wet just taking a slow (and very normal) turn into a street. (I had forgotten VDC off)

joe370z 09-15-2009 08:40 PM

So essentially we can't fully turn off traction control?

evse82 09-16-2009 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joe370z (Post 200416)
So essentially we can't fully turn off traction control?

I don't think it can be turned off fully... however, when I have had VDC off, I have never felt anything to suggest that anything was on. So its effects are negligable and no where near what you experienced in yours. I think maybe u just copped traction on a sticky surface or something.

travisjb 09-16-2009 01:23 AM

I break traction all the time with VDC off and had no idea there was any TC remaining... I'd be really surprised if that was the reason OP lost his slide... as shaba said, prob ran out of mo

GTRFAN 09-16-2009 02:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by travisjb (Post 200720)
I break traction all the time with VDC off...

2nd that with VDC off. The 370 has a lot of traction, so you really need to want to get it out in order to get it out, if you know what I mean? I can sometimes feel a bit of axle tramp too if it's not spinning quick enough.

I drive around most of the day with it off so it doesn't limit my creativity. ;)

import111 01-17-2010 08:31 AM

I tested this and when you turn VDC off, there is NO VDC or traction control at all activating. I floored it on a dirt road and spun the tires to over 7000 rpm and held it there a few seconds to make sure nothing would "kick in". Nothing did.

alexpila 01-17-2010 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by import111 (Post 364076)
I tested this and when you turn VDC off, there is NO VDC or traction control at all activating. I floored it on a dirt road and spun the tires to over 7000 rpm and held it there a few seconds to make sure nothing would "kick in". Nothing did.

Actually i dont actually agree with u because i took my car on the skid pan and yes the wheels spin as much as you like but putting it sideways is another story.. The cars front brakes still kick in a bit stopping the cars momentum so its a shlep to get it sideways for too long and i could smell the brakes afterwards were working ! so yeah unfortunately it is still on barely but there....

travisjb 01-17-2010 12:48 PM

it applied the front brakes to control oversteer? you sure?

GTRFAN 01-19-2010 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexpila (Post 364094)
The cars front brakes still kick in a bit stopping the cars momentum so its a shlep to get it sideways for too long and i could smell the brakes afterwards were working!

I was going to say clutch smell...but then I saw you have an auto. Hmm weird.

I have never felt the front brakes pulse with the VDC off.

nixxer 02-03-2010 08:37 AM

Not really sure what im doing poking around in an ausy thread, but heres an answer you can try:

pushing the VDC button turns it off but not the abs braking when you try to drift thing. I havent tried this myself, but I do know if you press VDC and hold it in for a few seconds, the light goes off completely and wont turn back on unless you restart the car. From what ive read, this is supposed to be the '100% off' button. Try that... :tiphat:

kevin8086 10-04-2010 03:43 PM

u guys ever figure out how to turn off the VDC and Traction Control? I DID!!!! there is a bosch sensor that needs to be unpluged and thats it, no traction control or vdc until you plug it back in or wire a switch to it.

Getsydwys 03-09-2015 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevin8086 (Post 750452)
u guys ever figure out how to turn off the VDC and Traction Control? I DID!!!! there is a bosch sensor that needs to be unpluged and thats it, no traction control or vdc until you plug it back in or wire a switch to it.

Can you elaborate where this sensor is or even pics and instructions

gomer_110 03-09-2015 12:10 PM

The yaw sensor is in the center console/shifter area. If you pull the cup holder out you should be able to see it.

V8Killer 03-16-2015 08:39 PM

I thought in order to do a proper burn out you had to pull the brake light fuse? That's what I was doing in order to heat up the tires at the track so the vdc wouldn't kick back in.

zmanelite 03-16-2015 09:04 PM

You can and all you need is a small switch the interrupts the Bosh yaw sensor under the cup holder

http://www.the370z.com/exterior-inte...modulator.html

RotorWash 08-27-2019 10:59 PM

I notice if I just push the TC button one real quick the light on the cluster comes on but its still engaged. I make sure to push the button all the way for a good second or two while I'm stopped of have the car at a stable speed going strait. also like some of the other guys said if you want slides you have to give it throttle and keep it in or you grip up real quick, just how the Z is. Trust me I've roasted tires making plenty of left and right turns from both stopped and rolling entries. BUT if you don't leave first gear the red line will put a damper on your fun real quick, you hit red line the car cuts ignition and you got no power to keep the wheels spinning. Also wheel hop if you don't get the wheel speed up enough, well, hold onto your fillings.


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