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Ok bought a used 01 olds aurora and i see a traction control light on dash but there is no tc button on console and the light doesn't come on when i crank up. The manual says it should. Did they all come standard with trac control? also tires balding on outer edge and it seems to shake at high speed and sometimes when sitting at a light. Also just wondering if there are any problems that i can look forward to coming across.

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I believe the button is located near shifter.

yes all auroras are fairly loaded vehicles that come with 4 wheel abs standard with traction control.

bulb check with key on should illuminate all bulbs.

high speed vibration likely caused by your tires/ tire wear could be cause by alignment -have it checked. while checking alignment they will check steering and suspension compononts and rec any repairs needed.
idle vibration may be normal depending how severe due to age of engine mounts.

my experience with auroras is that they are very high tech high optioned which leads to a chance of falure more often due to more systems. however my opinion is they are VERY nice rides and i think you will enjoy it. keep in mind vehicle is 9 yrs old and expect some expense

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