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Originally Posted by D
I know how to disable only when following the steps, but I remember most cars have a relay or fuse that you can pull to disable traction control.
Any ideas how to disable the traction control?
Originally Posted by jeromep
In slick conditions people often let wheels spin, even though it is highly unadvised, in order to maintain momentum on a slippry surface. However a conventional vehicle can damage parts that way also, the difference is that the parts you damage can handle a few out of controll wheel spins a couple of times without doing any long term damage. But on the Prius, Toyota being conservative, wanted to make sure that their engineered upper RPM limits were observed at all times. In a wheel spin situation the vehicle can't control the RPMs of the MGs. So, the only way to control it is through clamping down on the out of control wheel.
The stock tires tend to break away pretty easily under less than ideal conditions, which then leads to TC kicking in and stopping the out of control wheel.
Defeating the TC just to climb a hill is not advisable considering the purpose for the protective TC activity.
Originally Posted by DanMan32
Interesting thing is, my car allows a bit of spin more than it used to. A few days ago, I actually squeaked the wheels a bit going from a dirt path to asphalt. Didn't see the TC indicator flash either. It seems I am getting more traction now, being near the end of the tire's life, than when it was new.
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