There is also a safety feature built in that will shut the traction control system off on its own if the computer thinks its hurting more than its helping, or if the Traction control has been on long enough to where the computer thinks it is going to overheat the front brakes.
I realized this one morning on my way into work when I used to work at Advance. It was a nice snowy NY winter day and I came flying into the parking lot (with all my co-workers watching and cheering from the window of course
), but the parking lot was complete Ice and snow, and I had my foot down hard and was trying to turn. Next thing I know the "hmmmm" of the traction control that you normally hear when its on was gone, the "Traction Off" light was on, and I jumped form like 2k to 5k RPM'*.
I tried pushing the button, etc.. but it would not come back on. I thought I might have broke something, but as soon as I turned the car off and then back on again everything was normal. I've had it happen 2 or 3 other times since then, and every time its happened I was squealing the tires on pavement or spinning them in the snow pretty hard, so the guys at my dealership were right when they told me it was normal and a safety feature.
Just thought I'd inform ya
2004 Impulse Blue Metallic GTO
Black Powdercoated OE Wheels
Predator w/ Custom RWTD Tune
Hardwired V1 w/ Remote Display
HoŽn Highs, Lows, Fogs
B&M Rippper Shifter
GTPprix Shift Light/Buzzer Mod
Split Rear Exhaust w/ Custom Tips
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