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My traction control is off after replacing the battery, how can I turn i back on...the button isn't doing it

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    rx8132 Nov 07, 2012

    Thanks for replying...I did just that before I got your response, and it did work :)



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Try driving it around the block or down the street then stop, turn off engine then start up again. should reset after that

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