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Old 10-28-13, 09:02 PM   #16
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Stupid question maybe, but what would happen if you accidently hit the VSC button while driving at 45mph?
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Stupid question maybe, but what would happen if you accidently hit the VSC button while driving at 45mph?
We don't have a VSC button. If you mean the center diff lock button, nothing bad will happen. Just make sure to turn it off if you're on pavement.
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We don't have a VSC button. If you mean the center diff lock button, nothing bad will happen. Just make sure to turn it off if you're on pavement.
That's exactly what I meant. I must have hit it by accident Sunday when plugging in my phone charger. I was towing my boat and all of a sudden I saw the VSC Off light and the 4x4 light as shown on P1 of this thread.
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This happened to wifey today, it was evident from her description that diff lock was engaged but the button wouldn't release. A quick read through the manual didn't warn of any impending doom should she drive home (five turns total), and didn't even list a top speed for low gear so I told her to come on home. While she was in transit I found this thread and lo'n'behold a quick reverse down the drive (after pushing the button to make it flash ) cured the issue. Thanks CL!

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That's exactly what I meant. I must have hit it by accident Sunday when plugging in my phone charger. I was towing my boat and all of a sudden I saw the VSC Off light and the 4x4 light as shown on P1 of this thread.
Common logic would suggest that turns on dry pavement would bind the drivetrain power up causing wheel spin (if possible) or some damage..... not sure how the tackle has advanced since the days when I actually went off roading with zeal, but I'd imagine wifey did 'some' damage on her way home, but weighing the risk I took the chance. Time will tell.
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It was stuck from lack of use. Before I took the GX to a gravel area as suggested by IanB2, I read the manual carefully. It suggests to drive it in reverse when the VSC OFF and the Center Diff Lock lights are on. I put it in reverse in my driveway, and before I go to the end of the driveway the lights went off. IanB2, thanks for the suggestion. I bet doing eights on a gravel road would have unlocked the center diff also.
Good times, Great thread!! My wife texted me a picture of her dash last night with the VCS OFF and the pic of tires and X lit up. A quick search on this forum and walla!! she is off and running! Thx all!!
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