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    Default Traction control disabling?

    Can it be done on an 03' Signum Elite without the TC button on the dash?

    Its hampering my wheel balancing saga.

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    How can it be hampering Wheel Balancing ?

    Please explain!!!

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    They're having to be balance the wheels on the vehicle after regular balancing failed to get rid of the shakes.
    Lifting the front up and engaging drive to see what happens at the appropriate rotaional speeds (equivalent to 70mph) sees the TC kick in and restrict the car to 10mph as it can feel no grip and decides its on ice or something...

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    All they have to do is drive slowly through the TC kicking in until they get past around 30 odd mph - then the TC won't cut in and it'll self-disable as it thinks there is a problem. Then they can carry on without it kicking on - same principle as if you were going on a rolling road. When you restart it will then be enabled again after driving a short distance.

    As for the TC switch, you need to remove the blanking plate to see if there is a blue plug behind. Blue plug = chance of the TC switch working (but not guaranteed). No blue plug = no chance of TC switch working.

    Long time since I've heard of a place balancing on the car! - thought it was all pretty much off car these days. With ref to off the car balancing (and them not being able to balance sufficiently) the Vectra C / Signum is sensitive to balancing and the machine needs to be on fine mode to get the best result - if that helps.

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    If they do balance them on the car make sure you mark the wheel in relation to the hub so that when you take the wheels off you can put them back in the same position or your balance will likely go out again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    All they have to do is drive slowly through the TC kicking in until they get past around 30 odd mph - then the TC won't cut in and it'll self-disable as it thinks there is a problem. Then they can carry on without it kicking on - same principle as if you were going on a rolling road. When you restart it will then be enabled again after driving a short distance.
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    forgive me for not understanding but could you please explain what is meant by this

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    I thought I did - explain it!

    As I said, if the car wheels are up in the air or the car on a rolling road then all you do is put the car in gear and slowly apply the power. At first the TC will intervene, but if you simply keep the power gently applied and keep 'accelerating' then eventually the TC will disable itslef as it will think there is a fault in the system - given that the front wheels are spinning and the backs are stationery.

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