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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-15-2003, 09:58 AM
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Reading Topic: TCS button

all you need is a relay.. :)
the TCS switch is a momenatary switch . i bet it is grounded.. but hell there is only 1 way to tell .. :)

you will need just a regular relay for like alarms and stuff..

well you take pins 30 and the side one 85 i think .. dam it has been a while :) and ground that .. then you take the other side one .. i do belive 86 and hook that up to the starter wire " so it gets a momantary click when you hit the starter, then you take 87 the top pin and you connect that to the TCS switch .. i will look into this further .. i dont want to do it to my car but .. but hea i know a lot about Electronics


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-I appreciate your thoughts everyone. I was under the impression that more driver's of the 6 prefered the TCS off on a dry day. I have a 5sp 6s and it is definately easier to execute a smooth quick start with the TCS off. Besides, it seems unnecessary to use a Traction Control System on dry roads anyway. So, I just don't like having to remember to turn it off everytime I start the car. I would definately not go through the trouble or money to have the ECU flashed just for that. But, I think I could handle installing a relay with a little instruction if a relay would in fact do the trick. SQMazda6 and all others- Any information you could provide would be truly appreciated. Thanx
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Reading Topic: TCS button

I've noticed no difference at all with it on or off while driving (manual tranny) so havent thought much about it, might need to have the ecu programmed to have OFF as the default

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I believe the tcs button is a "press down - on, let up - off" button, therefore, you switch the wires, they'll do the same thing regardless...correct me if I'm wrong, cause I won't have my new 6 'til tomorrow...I can't remember.

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No, it's a single mode switch. It just sends a pulse to the computer telling that you hit the switch. It's the computer that keeps track of the on/off mode.
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The problem on European models is that if you turn off TCS you switch off DSC as well and this might save your butt on occasion. You know that when you least expect it something might happen to you and in that moment you wish not to have turned off TCS/DSC...

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Yeah, I never turn off anything. Couldn't figure out why I'd do anything of that kind.
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* * * * * * I've noticed no difference at all with it on or off while driving (manual tranny) *so havent thought much about it, might need to have the ecu programmed to have OFF as the default[/b]
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I decided to try and see if there were any difference when TCS was on or off.

I'm not sure if the placebo effect deal is going on or not .. but it seems that the car is much smoother/easier to drive when its off. I have a manual 5 spd tranny S and its noticeably smoother on take offs and on shifts.

anyone else experience this also?
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