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Traction control switch not working

My 2004 traction Control switch stopped working when I spilled coffee on it. It is now in the off position. It is on the center console.

How do i remove it for cleaning or replacement?

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  • pgkeller Feb 27, 2009

    need to replace TC switch on 04 gtp . any one got info?

  • enearhoof Mar 09, 2009

    i spilt soda on my t/c switch. cleaned it the best I could put it was not good enough. it started cutting on and off by it's self and is now stuck on. why they placed that button near the cup holders i will never understand.

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Try it, use rubbing alcohol and q tips to clean it all, you may need to clean the inside of the units as well.... Dip the q tip in the alcohol, do not pour the alcohol on the units.

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SOURCE: 2004 lincoln ls 3.0 abs light and traction control

have the car scanned with a scanner capable of reading ABS codes,get back to me with the code and we'll go from there. sounds like like one of the wheel sensors is bad. this controls both ABS and TRACTION CONTROL

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Try pulling up the brake pedal with your foot,Sometimes your brake doesnt come back all the way,and the brake switch keeps the cruise from working.Also,check the fuse.If those answers dont help,It could be the swith itself is bad.Those can be bought at a parts store.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: abs and traction control lights coming on

Its the abs sensor, if you encounter an ice patch or snow you won't even be able to stop because the pedal will will push back and make the rip grind noise. If you pull the ABS fuse out, you won't have ABS but you can stop and you won't have the grind noise and back pressure for now. Its safer to not have ABS when the sensor is faulty.

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These landrovers have a lot of Electrical faults.The first thing i would recomend is to change the switch.Has this is the cheapest option.Hope that works for you.

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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I have a 2004 cavalier LS. While driving home from work this morning, my trac off light came on, and stayed on. Can you tell me what could possibly be the problem?


You need to take it to a repair shop that knows this system an has a diagnostic tool to scan for codes . These systems are very complex an your average person with out training should not attempt to fix it.
Traction Off The IPC illuminates the traction off indicator when the following occurs:
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The electronic brake control module (EBCM) inhibits the traction control system. The IPC receives a class 2 message from the EBCM requesting illumination. The traction control system is disabled when the following occurs:


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For Chevrolet only, the shift lever is in FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) gear. The EBCM receives a class 2 message from the powertrain control module (PCM) indicating the gear position.


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For Pontiac and Oldsmobile only, the body control module (BCM) detects that the traction control switch is pressed (signal circuit is low). The EBCM receives a class 2 message from the BCM indicating the switch status.


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The BCM detects that the park brake is engaged (signal circuit is low) and that the engine is on. The EBCM receives a class 2 message from the BCM indicating the park brake status.


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The PCM detects certain malfunctions and is unable to perform torque reduction requests from the EBCM. The EBCM receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating that traction control cannot be performed.


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The EBCM detects a malfunction in the traction control system. The IPC receives class 2 messages from the EBCM requesting illumination of both the service vehicle soon and traction off indicators.


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The IPC performs the displays test at the start of each ignition cycle. The indicator illuminates for approximately 3 seconds.


With the light lit there are DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored in the EBCM -
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Traction Off: Refer to ABS Description and Operation in Antilock Brake System

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Why is the traction control light on 2004 ford expedition is on


I would verify that it is in fact the traction control light. Could it be the tire pressure monitoring system? If the tire pressure is low then this light would come on. If it is the traction control, it could be that you have pressed a switch to keep it off ( some vehicles have this for trying to get out of snow-- check your manual). I doubt this second option since it would normally say "traction control off" right on the light.
It could also be a computer fault that you could reset by unhooking the positive battery cable for 5 minutes. If that doesn't work, it probably needs the dealer.

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With traction control on the car shakes when braking and accelerating. ABS light just came on. 2004 Saturn L300


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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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What does the TCS Off button do?


TCS stands for Traction Control System.
The traction control system works in conjunction with your Antilock Brake System (ABS) and your Engine Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) (Note that ECM, ECU, and PCM all mean the computer that controls your engine, depending on make.)

Anyway, the traction control system can apply one or more of the brakes and control engine RPM in the event that a wheel slip has been detected by the traction control system.

Pushing the TCS button on most models will light a lamp in the instrument cluster that usually says "Trac Off" Pressing it a second time will turn this light back off.

When the "Trac Off" light is illuminated, the Traction Control System is disabled and will not work in the event of a wheel slip.

Also note that when the Traction Control System is working and a wheel slip is detected, The Traction Control Module will usually illuminate a light that says "Trac" as it is taking control of your brakes and engine. It can feel really strange when this occurs and some people think that their transmission is slipping or that their engine has a misfire problem.
The chances are that if it occurred on wet, slippery pavement, the Traction Control System may have just saved your life.

If this is happening on dry pavement and normal driving conditions (starting, stopping, or turning), there may be a problem with the system. "False Traction Control" can happen just like a bad wheel sensor causing "False Antilock Mode".

Also check your Owners Manual for more specific information pertaining to your particular vehicle.

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TRACTION CONTROL.


that is what it is desgined to do - reduce acceleration and apply the brakes intermittently when the wheels spin. You have a switch you cn push to disable it. You need to disable each time you start car. See owner manual.

06-10: Traction Control 1996 Contour, Mystique Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Traction Control System The optional traction control system is designed to control wheel spin when accelerating on slippery or loose surfaces. Traction control system is available only with anti-lock brakes. The traction control system includes the following components:
  • Hydraulic control unit.
  • Throttle control actuator (9N825).
  • Traction control switch.
  • Traction control warning indicator.
  • Front brake anti-lock sensor (2C204).
  • Rear brake anti-lock sensor (2C190).
The traction control system operates as follows:
  • System functions by transferring torque from the spinning wheel to the wheel with the most traction.
  • This is achieved by applying the brake at the spinning wheel through the hydraulic control unit or reducing the throttle opening.
  • Traction control braking and throttle control occur at vehicle speeds up to 50 km/h (30 mph).
  • At vehicle speeds above 50 km/h (30 mph), only throttle limiting control is used.
  • If speed control is operating when traction control system engages the traction control system will disengage speed control through the use of a speed control relay. This action is the same as applying the brake pedal with speed control engaged.
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Traction Control Switch The traction control switch is located on the instrument panel, left of the steering column.

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the traction control is faulty in transmission or possible switch problem i have found in the past a stuck button from spilled soda

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