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    I'm sticking the Signum on a rolling road on 2nd October then hopefully doing the Vectra/ Mondeo shoot out at the end of October, but just realised i might have an issue.

    Previously when on rolling road I just turned off the traction control, it throws up the warning light on the dash when turned back 'on' as a fault (rear wheels moving but fronts standing still, as it was RWD), but trip down the road and it 'resets' itself.

    This is where i have the issue as i cannot 'turn off' the TC in the Signum, i have stuck in the button but there are no wires at all to it, so that is not an option.

    So if it goes on the RR as is will it just sit there popping and farting and the TC going mad or will it all be tickety boo??

    Is the way round it just to pull the TC fuse? If so what number and what fuse box is it in, and will it affect anything else??

    For info its a Signum 3.2 V6 Auto

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    I am sure I have read on a thread somewhere on here that if you do not have the TC button, like me, then the TC can be de-activated by starting the engine, then turning it off and back on again quickly enough that the engine keeps running.

    It said that the TC light comes on constant on the dashboard to warn that it is turned off. I have not tried this myself, and have no intention to.

    Maybe you can take a look around the threads, searching for "Turn off traction control"?

    HTH

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    it will run on the rolling road and when you come of the abs light will be on - take it for a drive and after about half a mile it will go out

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneshed View Post
    So if it goes on the RR as is will it just sit there popping and farting and the TC going mad ??
    I suspect only if you also have ESP. The TC alone should only be monitoring the front wheels.

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    dont bother about it its all going to go t:ts up with the abs due to the back wheels not turning but it will sort itself out after a few miles of driving

    and as for switching the tc off that will do nothing on the rollers just strap the car down right and the wheels cant spin on the rollers anyway

    nutron and myself couldnt be arsed to press the tc button anyway and well still made the power

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    Cheers chaps, just wasn't sure what would happen with front wheels moving and the back stationary but seems like its all good.

    Will report back on the 'massive' power from the 'mighty' V6

    Question is will it be an improvement on the 228bhp i got in my MV6 Omega, with the X30XE, on the same rollers 2 years ago??

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    You'll have to pull the fuse under the bonnet. I can't remember off the top of my head which one it is but it's in the hand book.

    I had to pull it on mine as even when switched off the TC is still on and it reels the power back. when it's all put back together the lights all go out when you set off up the road afterwards.. HTH
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    You can just drive through it mate, it will turn itself off because it thinks there's a fault and bobs your uncle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old man Jimbo View Post
    You'll have to pull the fuse under the bonnet. I can't remember off the top of my head which one it is but it's in the hand book.

    I had to pull it on mine as even when switched off the TC is still on and it reels the power back. when it's all put back together the lights all go out when you set off up the road afterwards.. HTH
    Its not in the handbook, i did RTFM before posting.

    but as per answers it appears i don't need to pull it anyway

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    Jimbo meant you'd find the fuse number in the handbook however as stated you don't need it. If the r/r operator asks just tell him to "push through" the TC. The warning light will come on (due the front wheels turning and the rears being stationary) but again as said the first time you drive the car normally the light will go off.

    Don't know of anyone that has had a problem with a Vec C/Signum yet hth

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