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Old 08-03-13, 07:52 AM   #1
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I read something on the net that said on The F sport I can turn off the traction control? Is this true?
I bought and IS 250 AWD F sport, will my car have this feature?
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I read something on the net that said on The F sport I can turn off the traction control? Is this true?
I bought and IS 250 AWD F sport, will my car have this feature?
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Yeap! Just press 5 sec the Trac Control and you will see on your dash the yellow light turn on.
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Yeap! Just press 5 sec the Trac Control and you will see on your dash the yellow light turn on.
Does it also work for the regular IS? I don't have the car yet..
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Does it also work for the regular IS? I don't have the car yet..
I'm sure yes... You only can turn off the traction control only when the car is in (P) or (N)
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I'm sure yes... You only can turn off the traction control only when the car is in (P) or (N)
Thanks alopez. But once disengaged, will the traction control restore after the car has attained a certain speed?
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It has two modes, one quick press turns off the traction control (TRC OFF), and this will turn back on when you increase the speed (for situations where you're stuck in mud or snow). If you press and hold for more than three seconds, you also turn off the stability control (TRC OFF and VSC indicator will be lit). This will not turn back on when speed increases. Note also that the pre-crash safe system will be disabled...

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It has two modes, one quick press turns off the traction control (TRC OFF), and this will turn back on when you increase the speed (for situations where you're stuck in mud or snow). If you press and hold for more than three seconds, you also turn off the stability control (TRC OFF and VSC indicator will be lit). This will not turn back on when speed increases. Note also that the pre-crash safe system will be disabled...

Yeah, I've been browsing the user manual tonight
Thanks for the info. The first mode - traction control resumes after a certain speed exists in 2IS. The 2nd mode - with the traction control button pushed and disabled entirely - it is not available in 2006 2IS but is available in the subsequent years (07-13) but in any case, the traction control button is a bit hidden by the steering wheel.
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What exactly does the SNOW button do? What does it change?
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It lowers the engine output in the lowest gears to avoid wheelspin and slip when starting from a stand still.
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It lowers the engine output in the lowest gears to avoid wheelspin and slip when starting from a stand still.
Cool; thanks.
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Does the SNOW button only help when at a standstill or does it tweak something else as well when moving in snow conditions?
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Also, I think you will have to disable traction control each time you drive the car. It comes back on automatically.
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Does the SNOW button only help when at a standstill or does it tweak something else as well when moving in snow conditions?
No, only when starting from standstill. It disengages when you achieve a certain speed. Don't remember how fast. It's all described in your user manual.
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