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    Traction Control Disable

    I am going to the same size tires all the way around, but I do not want to have to remember to hit the traction control button every time. An electrical engineer at work is going to help me put something together that will basically push the button "automatically" a few seconds after start up. I have seen some companies that have done this before, but they appear to be out of business (e-mail is dead). Has anyone here attempted/done this?
    If we get this worked out, is anyone else interested in this. I do not know how much it will cost yet. It will not be very sexy (probably a soldered blob wrapped in insulation with wires coming out) so the cost will be minimal. My guess is in the $10-$15 range for parts.

    What do you think?
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    Good luck!

    I was able to disable the traction control via SCT tuner but it also disables the ABS as it lights up in the dash, plus the traction light & brake light illuminate.

    This same problem also happened when I had the wrong size tires in the rear.

    I just gave up and followed the tire specs guide posted in this forum & problem solved. No need to worry about pushing the button everytime you start the car.

    I agree it would be nice and pay off in the long run to have same tires all around for rotation purposes.

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    There are a lot of wires to figure out. We mainly need to figure out if the switch is part of a network, or just a simple momentary switch with separate wires feeding the LED. Either one would explain the excessive number of wires. If it is on the CAN network we may not be able to do it.
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    4.10 FRPP gears awaiting install (on extended hold).

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    Good Luck..... I'll continue to push the button... eventhough I have the correct tires installed.
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    Thumbs up

    Count me in. Excessive power and bald tires mean I have to push the button EVERY time I get into the car.

    I'd love to have an auto-disable doohickey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastblackmerc View Post
    Good Luck..... I'll continue to push the button... eventhough I have the correct tires installed.

    ^^^^^ What he said. ^^^^^

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    It's really not that hard.

    Just need a relay, some resistors, wires, fuse amp and connect to IGN ON wire.

    On the back of the switch, the GRAY wire is the power wire when the IGN is ON. WHITE/PINK is the signal off/on wire. Not sure what the ORANGE/BLACK or the two BLACK wires are for. I'll take a look at my wiring diagram book when I get home tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBoomz View Post
    Count me in. Excessive power and bald tires mean I have to push the button EVERY time I get into the car.

    I'd love to have an auto-disable doohickey.
    Tire rotation solves the problem on the Marauder.
    I wish my Marauder had excessive power but they did not have the motor from the Ford GT (40) available on the Marauder. And now the GT (40) and the Marauder are both dis-continued.
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    one of the Lincoln/Mercury techs at work suggested I get a grand Marquis ABS module from the junkyard and reprogram it to work on the Marauder. Of course you would need a Ford diag computer to do it. And you wouldn't have TC but still keep ABS

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    Quote Originally Posted by F8LBITEva View Post
    one of the Lincoln/Mercury techs at work suggested I get a grand Marquis ABS module from the junkyard and reprogram it to work on the Marauder. Of course you would need a Ford diag computer to do it. And you wouldn't have TC but still keep ABS
    He is incorrect, you would need to change the ABS pump and module, as the cars with TC have an additional 2 solenoids in the pump for the TC feature.
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    Aah. That's probably the only way the junkyard sells it anyway since they are attatched. Maybe that's what he meant.

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    I looked into that, but it sounds like a royal PITA.

    We have a parts list going , and have started assembling the circuit. My buddy was gone for the weekend, so we are going to finish it up early next week and test it. I will post a parts list and instructions once it has been tested.
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    4.10 FRPP gears awaiting install (on extended hold).

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    IT WORKS! I will post up the solution and parts list tomorrow as soon as I can.
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    4.10 FRPP gears awaiting install (on extended hold).

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    Intersting.


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    It's still much easier to just push the TC button, it's so habit for me. Turn car on, seat belt on, TC off and OD off before I do anything else.

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