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Is it possible to turn off the traction control?

I have a 1998 Police Interceptor and I am tired of the traction control keeping this car from it's true potential. Is it possible to turn it off without having the computer reflashed?

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  • p_steiner71 Jan 12, 2009

    I actually figured it out...There is a wire harness for a traction control button in the glove compartment but the harness is plugged into a cap with a dead end connector. The cap looks like one of those plastic trim snaps all of the manufacturers use. I could have bought a momentary switch I guess but I simply added a jumper wire between the 2 contacts of the harness and now the traction control is always off regardless of whether or not I cycle the ignition switch.

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No, it is part of the software programming for the computer. Sorry.

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