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Old 10-21-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I went to the JY yesterday and found 3 Bonnevilles. I picked up some things for the interior, including one of these:


It got me thinking, my car has the wiring/plug for TC, maybe there'* a way to get it to work...


So I plugged it in.


When I start the car, the button lights up. That'* all. I've never noticed a light on the dash for TC either (Then again, I've never really looked for it since I knew the car didn't come with it). So, is there a way to get Traction Control working or am I just dreaming here? Perhaps a different BCM or PCM? Maybe a fuse is needed somewhere? I don't know much about TC, so I thought I'd ask here before I go back for more parts tomorrow. I've got to take my dad to get some things for his car.
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Look on your wheel hub. Is there a wire coming out of it? If not, you have no WSS and that means no traction control.
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Look on your wheel hub. Is there a wire coming out of it? If not, you have no WSS and that means no traction control.
There are wires leading to the wheel hubs. All four of them, if I'm not mistaken. I'll check for sure tomorrow morning.
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Dan, even if he did have wires going to the hubs, he could still have ABS. Just like my 95, it had ABS, but no T/C.

And to be honest, I have no idea where/if/whatever if there is a module for the T/C.
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After looking in the 95 service manual, the T/C module is built into the ABS module. Now there are 2 different modules according to Rockauto. Ones that only have ABS and ones that have ABS and TC.

So, you would need to upgrade the ABS module to a ABS/TC model in order to get TC.
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So, you would need to upgrade the ABS module to a ABS/TC model in order to get TC.
That makes sense. If I'm looking at the right parts, they are well out of my price range. Could you give me an idea of where the module is located? I might be able to grab the one from the car I got the TC switch from.
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It would be located on the drivers side strut tower. It'* a silver looking box. Dang it, I thought I had a pic somewhere.

But, I'm not sure what else may be needed for T/C to work.
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Somethings gotta be wired into the trans doesnt it? or the motor in some sort Isnt the trac control just torque management that basically bogs it down when the tires starts slipping.So that box would have a plug or something to go wherever it goes lol im really just kind of spitballing....never messed with trac control
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I was thinking it was a combination of the abs pump and pulling timing. When ever the traction control engaged on my dad'* PAU you can hear the abs pump whizzing away
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Definitely pulls timing and in Northstars, fuel (not sure of the 3800'*). I don't know if the TC software is in all PCM/TCM'* regardless of which modules you have. Guess the best way to tell would be to activate and try to spin on a dirt road. Personally, I don't like it. Like ABS, Wish it wasn't on mine.
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