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Old 08-10-2009, 09:34 PM
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Traction Control

Does any one know if you can turn off the traction control. I live on a gravel road and it keeps comming when the road starts to get a little rough.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:48 PM
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Owner's manual?
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:03 PM
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:41 AM
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little button with a truck icon and 2 squiggly lines under it.

press and hold for a few seconds. the dash will pop up with a light that looks just like it.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:50 AM
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hold the traction button for 10 seconds, icon will flash in the display
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:10 PM
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As noted already, one push of the button turns off the traction control, holding it 10 seconds turns off the stability control.

I love driving my F150, but I find this feature annoying. I spend a lot of time on gravel roads and in muddy fields, it seems like I'm constantly turning this off. Nothing worse than having this system take over in a mud hole!

It freaks me out when I'm into a corner with loose gravel and the stability and traction control starts up. It distracts from the driving skills I've developed over years of driving on gravel and dirt roads.
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As noted already, one push of the button turns off the traction control, holding it 10 seconds turns off the stability control.

I love driving my F150, but I find this feature annoying. I spend a lot of time on gravel roads and in muddy fields, it seems like I'm constantly turning this off. Nothing worse than having this system take over in a mud hole!

It freaks me out when I'm into a corner with loose gravel and the stability and traction control starts up. It distracts from the driving skills I've developed over years of driving on gravel and dirt roads.

same thing here, gets on my nerves. i know its there to help but still, there needs to be on "offroad" button or something so this system doesnt interfere.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:29 PM
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holding it 10 seconds turns off the stability control.
hold up, you can turn off the RSC system?


I gotta try that tonight. My Expy acts like a drunk who has been kicked in the junk whenever I get frisky in the loose stuff
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yes you can but it re-activates at 30mph. sucks, i know.
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same thing here, gets on my nerves. i know its there to help but still, there needs to be on "offroad" button or something so this system doesnt interfere.
Agreed on the "offroad" button idea!!
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Well, it can be done... the Raptor has a way to turn all of that crap off. I wonder if one could pull the right fuses and kill those systems? I hate the traction control and turn it off (hold down button 10 seconds) at every crank.
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I remember when people hated anti-lock brakes.
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I hope you guys are using the traction control and RSC to help reduce your insurance premiums. Every little bit helps.

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Have you guys held the brakes and then gunned it to trick the TC? I did it once just to see if I could squeak the tires at all and it worked. Have yet to do it again. Pirellis too expensive but was curious.
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