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Trac light off

There is a light that comes on that says"The Trac Is Off". What does that mean? What is a Trac?

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Your car is equiped wth traction control. there is a switch, usually on the shift lever or front panel to turn it on and off. I beieve it works by applying the brakes to the wheel that slips.

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I have a 99 lexus es300 and the check engine light+trac off sign posts. i normally disconnect the neg. cord on batt and it works but is that sign a serious problem. should i take it to mechanic and get it...


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