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In most cases traction control module in need to receive a signal out of every wheel if four wheel equipped if some reason will not ur engine light would come on need read out using a scan tool to get an idea to lead u to ur issue a sensor a disk a good clean up around the disk hopefully not electrical wiring issue need inspect.
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Where to find the traction control switch on a 2001 chevy cavalier


Doesn't have one ! The electronic brake control module turns it on an off when there is a problem ! Your light on ? DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored .
Traction Off
The IPC illuminates the traction off indicator when the following occurs:
• 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
• 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.
• The IPC performs the displays test at the start of each ignition cycle. The indicator illuminates for approximately 3 seconds.

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Abs light came on


What it looks like: The traction control warning light typically takes the form of the acronym "TC." Sometimes this light is a small illuminated picture of a car losing control What it looks like: The traction control warning light typically takes the form of the acronym "TC." Sometimes this light is a small illuminated picture of a car losing control. How this system works: Traction control uses wheel speed sensors to detect when one or more of the car's wheels lose grip and traction. When the system registers a loss of traction in one or more of the wheels, a computer will limit power to the wheels that are still in solid contact with the road to prevent a skid. Common reasons for this to happen:
  • ABS is malfunctioning: Traction control and ABS (anti-lock braking system) often share the same control module and internal self-diagnostics system. As a result, sometimes an issue in the ABS can trigger the traction control light. If this is the case, then both the ABS and Traction Control lights will be on.
  • Broken wheel speed sensors: Wheel speed sensors are usually in the wheel bearing assembly, and determine the rate at which each wheel is moving. The sensors relay that information to the traction control module, which determines whether or not power needs to be shifted. Wheel speed sensors can get dirty or damaged and stop working, which prohibits the traction control module from knowing when to enable the system.Traction control module is faulty: The traction control module - which, again, is often shared with the ABS - can malfunction and break altogether, causing the system to stop working. What to expect: A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the traction control issue, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs. How important is this service? It's important to have the traction control issue investigated as soon as possible, as adverse driving conditions can arise at any time. While your car is unlikely to incur further damage from a faulty traction control system, it won't be safe to drive in rain, snow, sleet, or other inclement weather, or even possibly through pools of water on the road. Furthermore, the issue that is causing the traction control light to illuminate could also be impacting the ABS.

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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 -
TRAC OFF
Traction Off: Refer to ABS Description and Operation in Antilock Brake System

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2003 cadillac cts stability control and traction control


Get your system checked for malfunction codes. Sounds like there is water entering the sensor harnesses under the vehicle. Doesn't take much to set off the malfunction light.

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Dts 2008 - traction control warning light on and drive bad.


Could be your front hubs having loose wheel bearings if your traction control is showing a malfunction.

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I just purchased a 2005 hyundai xg350L. The tcs light is on and won't shut off. That is the only one illuminated. Could this be a fuse or something much worse.


Hi Christine,

The TCS (traction control system) will stay lit only if there was a malfunction of that system. TCS helps your tires maintain traction on slippery wet or icy roads. The malfunction is usually due to damaged or malfunctioning wheel speed sensors due to corrosion or damage of the sensor wire harness during suspension repairs or brake pad replacement. You can still drive the car, but the traction control system will not help you if your vehicle's tire slips or spins faster than the other.

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That would be your computer system trying to tell you that there is a malfunction in your traction and stability control system. You will have to access the computer data in order to find out the nature of the failure and to diagnose the problem.

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How Can I Fix A TCS Problem on a 2000 acura tl?


Well, you could try pushing the TCS button to see if this will turn your Traction Control System on. (Turning the system ON will turn the light OFF) If pushing the button does not fix the problem, then you will have to get your computer system scanned to find out why the Traction Control System is malfunctioning.

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RECENTLY MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON THEN MY TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON....THE CODE GIVEN TO ME FOR THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS P0171 COULD THEY BE RELATED....ALSO CAR IS SHIFTING REAL ROUGH


Engine light on means that your lambda probe is malfunctioning just raplace it and it will come off,or the mixture of gases and gas is not proper and you need to tune the car at bosch motronic.
traction control warning light means that the sensors analizing it are malfunctioning and or you have a serious problem on the traction control

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