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Old 11-14-2019, 02:44 AM
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Traction control disable

Anyone on here do the push button switch mod to disable the traction control? I was out in the desert this past weekend and when I hit sand washes my jeep would literally come to a stop, lights flashing,brakes squeaking. It was super annoying looked up the mod and seems good to go. Just wondering if anyone one here has any experience with it good or bad. I recognize its a safety feature for roll mitigation and all that but driving in sand, snow and mud causes problems. I wasn't bombing through the sand just slightly spirited driving and it was like a government nanny was keeping me from driving faster than i can walk.

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Yes, there is a wire under the console. Just cut it and add a switch. I ran a bit of wire and the switch is on the A-pillar. I disable the nanny when on the beach all the time. Even when the dash lights weren't on the TC is was working in the background. Flick the switch to turn it off and I "seem" to notice the motor not laboring quite as much. To turn the TC back on, the jeep needs to be restarted. I recommend the mod for sand driving and doing doughnuts in snow covered parking lots.
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:02 AM   #3
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I recommend the mod for sand driving and doing doughnuts in snow covered parking lots.
This is a mod I need to do.
While I think it saved me once in an emergency lane change at 70+mph (had to have, don't know how I pulled that off)... it's nearly put me in the ditch many times over out cruising gravel/dirt/sand access roads... Jeep starts to slide, begin controlled throttle-on counter-steer, nannies kick in, instant snap-steer, and now you are headed for the ditch/embankment...
I've also had it jack with me on steeper climbs on same access roads/trails... massively cutting power and once forcing me to shift to Lo just to continue... crazy stuff.



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Old 11-14-2019, 11:12 AM
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Thanks guys i wanted to hear from other jeep owners about similar experiences. Yes im going to go under the console and cut the purple wire w/lt blue tracer and mount a switch mainly for off road driving. I want to be in control of my jeep, been a sand duner all my life just slowing down now enjoying the off road scenery at a slower pace.
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What more does doing this disable than just pressing and holding the traction control button on the console until "ESC OFF" comes up on the cluster? That's always been sufficient for me to do donuts in the snow. I do recall seeing somewhere that ESC OFF isn't everything off, but I don't recall what is still active.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:24 PM   #6
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What more does doing this disable than just pressing and holding the traction control button on the console until "ESC OFF" comes up on the cluster? That's always been sufficient for me to do donuts in the snow. I do recall seeing somewhere that ESC OFF isn't everything off, but I don't recall what is still active.
It is not totally off with the button - even holding in for 10 sec.. 25-30%(?) still functioning. I don't know the technical part, but in the loose beach sand the TC has applied the breaks so much that the motor has bogged down and the jeep came to a stop. In sand, momentum is your friend, not applying the brakes. I have been driving in loose sand with out issues and turned the TC off with the switch. It acts like someone took a few hundred pounds out of the back.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:32 PM
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Got it installed oh boy tried a quick brodie, stock, traction control and all barely made any dust. Hit the button like dukes of hazzard it works ����
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We had this done awhile ago. Put the switch above the ebrake handle on the center console. We use it everytime we hit dirt. It shows that it disables the traction control and the abs.

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If you disable using JScan, is that a full disable?
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