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Where is the traction control button on a 98 grand am

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If it is not right in front of you it doesn't have a switch, it is always active. Most GM cars do not have any switch to turn the TCS off except some performance models like Corvette.

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No. It is not like the older system. It is on all the time now. GM figured that there would only be very few special occasions that you would need it to be off. Therefor having it on all the time and turning it off only when those special occasions arose. It is better to leave the traction control on. It doesn't hurt anything having it on, whatsoever. The only time that you need to turn it off I can think of, is if you are stuck in the mud or snow or something.

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If someone didn't turn Traction Control off by means of a button, it is telling you Traction Control is OFF or malfunctioning. Instrument panels lights are supposed to illuminate as a lamp test for a couple of seconds each time you start the engine. If the Traction Control is not operational you should have it checked by a dealer, they are familiar with your car and have likely seen this before. Traction Control is an important safety feature that needs to work properly to help you avoid loss of control while driving in slippery road conditions.

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If you can get to it try unplugging the switch. If this makes no difference it may have damaged something in the electronics. To clarify, You spilled water on the button for the traction control?

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I have a 98 grand marquis and the traction control kicks in a 35mph and its like it doesn't get any more power. Does anyone know what could cause this?

Traction Control kicking in would mean that one or more wheels were slipping (as in ice and snow).
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This means there is something wrong with the traction control system.You need to get the codes from the traction control module.This will help in diagnosing the problem.When you get the codes post back and I can help you out.Good luck.

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On my 1994 Olds 98 the traction control shows off on dash all time, does it automatically come on when needed, something unhooked, etc?

There should be a button on the shifter to engage the traction control, it is a variation on abs where wheel speed in the drive wheels is monitored and brakes are used to slow down the faster moving one, which would probably indicate a loss of traction. Normal operating mode should be off, on for slippery or snowy weather.

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