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Offline luigi

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traction control light on
« on: August 20, 2013, 19:34:29 PM »
turn key to position two tc light goes out,start car and light comes on and stays on,any thing I can do my self to sort this out

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Re: traction control light on
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 19:48:11 PM »
Fix the traction control fault?

You can get the fault code from it and it will tell you the problem. Depending on the year, you can get a flash code, or might need a code reader. 99% of the time it is the TC motor, the brushes wear out and you get a TC motor o/c fault.

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Re: traction control light on
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 22:11:13 PM »
As above 9 times out of 10 it's the motor brushes on the tc unit it's self, apparently it is is possible to re bush the motor, iv seen a thread somewhere in the past with someone who's done it but not a clue where it'll be.

If you want to get rid of the TC fault light and aren't bothered about the TC working anymore then pull the plug on the TC ECU, it's located under the cover next to the passenger seat, wind the seat to its highest position and the cover should come off, the tc Ecu is sat in there, unplug it and bag up the plug, I put a bit of foam in there to stop it rattling about, once it's unplugged you'll have no fault light but you'll also have no traction control.


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Re: traction control light on
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 14:56:07 PM »
sorted,had the eml on as well,gave code 21,replaced the throttle position sensor and both warning lights went out,tc can now be turned on and off with the switch.

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Re: traction control light on
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 15:26:21 PM »
sorted, had the eml on as well, gave code 21...
replaced the throttle position sensor and both warning lights went out...
TC can now be turned on and off, with the switch...
Interesting...
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Re: traction control light on
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 10:37:37 AM »
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