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    hello guys

    I have 2008 Vectra C and the dealer who sold me the car said that is has ESP but i feel that it's not installed in the car, because there is no switch and no indicator flashes when I drift with the car.

    now I want to know how to make sure that it's installed??? is there any device under the hood or something i should look for???

    thanks for your quick help

    damasry
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    i will guess you mean ESP. Not many 2008's have this or traction control at all, only as an extra on most engines. I would have thought it will have its own fuses/relays that you could check, although i don't know which ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    i will guess you mean ESP. Not many 2008's have this or traction control at all, only as an extra on most engines. I would have thought it will have its own fuses/relays that you could check, although i don't know which ones.
    sorry for the mistake , yes i meant ESP.
    the car has TC because the indicator flashes in the dashboard.
    but i want to make sure the my car has ESP as the dealer told me.

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    In the UK i'm pretty sure TC was a part of ESP, certainly on the facelifts - so if you have TC you have ESP. If you're looking for the more advanced system it is CDC, Continuous Damping Control, which is a further extra. That should be failry obvious to identify, as your shock absorbers would have power/data connectors going to them.

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    What about the esp+? why are there so many different terms for the same stuff

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    I believe ESP+ is just the name - i.e. there isn't ESP and ESP+, just ESP+.

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    Yep your right, Tc and then ESP+

    Although there was a difference between the esp+ and CBC, although they look the same to me!
    https://www.gmproductforum.co.uk/articles/2213.pdf
    page 14

    edit: I understand now

    or the OP, its all on page 74 of that link
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    Quote Originally Posted by damasry View Post
    sorry for the mistake , yes i meant ESP.
    the car has TC because the indicator flashes in the dashboard.
    but i want to make sure the my car has ESP as the dealer told me.
    I doubt it that you have ESP. But if you look on the label on the ABS module there should be the words ESP writen there. I have a 3.2 V6 where ESP was standard, and I have the words ESP writen on the label, as mentioned.

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    is there any light indicator that lights when the ESP work???

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    The traction control light flashes iirc

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