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Unread 12-05-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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how to disable traction control?

Is there a way to disable traction control, my service writer did tell me its tied to the wheel sensors so I've tried pulling the fuse on the abs, but the programmers must have anticipated that and traction control stays on all the time then.

Any idea's?


and no, the little button does NOT turn it off, it just lowers the threshold. I've had problems with the system apply brake to the front wheels on steep hills making the rear wheels dig holes. and forget about trying to get the wheels spinning to assist getting through a mudhole...... not to mention having some plain old mud slinging fun.

this is very disappointing.......

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Unread 12-05-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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I thought if you press the "little button" it only tempararily disables it.
But If you press and hold it for 5 seconds, it disables it fully?
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Unread 12-05-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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Unread 12-05-2011, 12:59 PM   #4
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The process is in the owners manual, but here it is

Turn ignition on and set the steering wheel straight with the jeep logo level put it in 4h and set the parking brake

Turn the wheel clockwise until the jeep logo is upside down. DO NOT let the wheel move and press and hold the traction control button for 7 seconds

Now turn the wheel counter clockwise with the logo is upside down again and press and hold the button for 7 seconds again.
Now straighten the wheel so the logo is right side up and press/hold the button for 7 secs again.
taction control disabled should now appear in your odometer cluster.


This needs to be performed 100% perfect or it will not work.
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Unread 12-05-2011, 01:33 PM   #5
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The process is in the owners manual, but here it is

Turn ignition on and set the steering wheel straight with the jeep logo level put it in 4h and set the parking brake

Turn the wheel clockwise until the jeep logo is upside down. DO NOT let the wheel move and press and hold the traction control button for 7 seconds

Now turn the wheel counter clockwise with the logo is upside down again and press and hold the button for 7 seconds again.
Now straighten the wheel so the logo is right side up and press/hold the button for 7 secs again.
taction control disabled should now appear in your odometer cluster.


This needs to be performed 100% perfect or it will not work.


That is
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How do you turn it back on? Put one hand on right front tire, unscrew antenna 3 turns, and then summon the Invisible Swordsman?
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Unread 12-05-2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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That is
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How do you turn it back on? Put one hand on right front tire, unscrew antenna 3 turns, and then summon the Invisible Swordsman?
There is only 1 "t" in "retarded" and that term means to slow or hinder one's progress. But, seeing as I am a nice guy , you just do this process....

The process is in the owners manual, but here it is

Turn ignition on and set the steering wheel straight with the jeep logo level put it in 4h and set the parking brake

Turn the wheel clockwise until the jeep logo is upside down. DO NOT let the wheel move and press and hold the traction control button for 7 seconds

Now turn the wheel counter clockwise with the logo is upside down again and press and hold the button for 7 seconds again.
Now straighten the wheel so the logo is right side up and press/hold the button for 7 secs again.
taction control disabled should now appear in your odometer cluster.


This needs to be performed 100% perfect or it will not work.



....in reverse. And, no, that does not mean to have your Jeep in reverse . Just reverse the process of the step inderlined and italicized above.

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Perfect, many thanks....


Good to know there are options......

time to do some testing
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There is only 1 "t" in "retarded" and that term means to slow or hinder one's progress. But, seeing as I am a nice guy , you just do this process....

The process is in the owners manual, but here it is

Turn ignition on and set the steering wheel straight with the jeep logo level put it in 4h and set the parking brake

Turn the wheel clockwise until the jeep logo is upside down. DO NOT let the wheel move and press and hold the traction control button for 7 seconds

Now turn the wheel counter clockwise with the logo is upside down again and press and hold the button for 7 seconds again.
Now straighten the wheel so the logo is right side up and press/hold the button for 7 secs again.
taction control disabled should now appear in your odometer cluster.


This needs to be performed 100% perfect or it will not work.



....in reverse. And, no, that does not mean to have your Jeep in reverse . Just reverse the process of the step inderlined and italicized above.

So if I understand YOU correctly....I have to push and hold the button for 7 secs then turn the wheel upside down and hold it still, then set the parking brake, put it in 4hi and then turn the ignition on.
Im confused though.
Do I have to have the steering wheel already upside down before I push and hold the button or after I turn the wheel upside down to get it to turn off?
Do I need to turn the ignition on first as well?
Should I just set the pakring brake before I do anything?
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Unread 12-05-2011, 08:05 PM   #9
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I've tested this ( many times ) and I get no response on holding down the button. In fact the override light goes out after holding it doen for 10 seconds, no chime nothing. They must of removed this feature when they changed the computer on the '11 model year.


Bummer, back to square one. Anyone know how to disable the brake sensors without major surgery? I think that any be the only way. Personally I think if I'm old enough to pay for a new jeep I should be allowed to enter an address into the nav system while driving with the traction control off
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I've tested this ( many times ) and I get no response on holding down the button. In fact the override light goes out after holding it doen for 10 seconds, no chime nothing. They must of removed this feature when they changed the computer on the '11 model year.


Bummer, back to square one. Anyone know how to disable the brake sensors without major surgery? I think that any be the only way. Personally I think if I'm old enough to pay for a new jeep I should be allowed to enter an address into the nav system while driving with the traction control off
You can call the dealer to see if they can turn it off, or do some google work to see if anyone else got it off on the 11's. You may be doing the insanely difficult procedure wrong. At least, before I would go cutting ABS lines (which by the way, will only cause a Christmas Tree on your dash) I would search threads for other guys with 11's who have tried this.

It worked on my 08.
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I just looked at the 2011 manual and it says that the momentary touch of the button for partial disable or the steering wheel dance listed above for a more inclusive disable are your two options.
The extended push of the button must just be for the older models.
There is a link in JK F.A.Q. for the owners manual down-load if anyone needs it!
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So if I understand YOU correctly....I have to push and hold the button for 7 secs then turn the wheel upside down and hold it still, then set the parking brake, put it in 4hi and then turn the ignition on.
Im confused though.
Do I have to have the steering wheel already upside down before I push and hold the button or after I turn the wheel upside down to get it to turn off?
Do I need to turn the ignition on first as well?
Should I just set the pakring brake before I do anything?
Are you attempting this on your 2005 LJ? The reason why I ask is because the ESP (electronic stability program) only came into existence on the JK. Anyway, just do the process again to reverse what you have done before. In other words, if you did this process to disable the ESP, then do it again to enable the ESP. Mind you, it may take several attempts to complete both processes.

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I just gotta hold the botton down for about 10 seconds on mine and it totally shuts off...MAYBE its 7 seconds. I just hold it til it tells me its fully off (it'll "ding")
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This article has a little chart/grid at the bottom that explains the different combinations:
http://www.jpmagazine.com/techarticl...tem/index.html

The only problem I've had with the FULL OFF (holding the button for 5 seconds) is remembering that I have to be totally stopped (with the engine running) to do so.
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Are you attempting this on your 2005 LJ? The reason why I ask is because the ESP (electronic stability program) only came into existence on the JK. Anyway, just do the process again to reverse what you have done before. In other words, if you did this process to disable the ESP, then do it again to enable the ESP. Mind you, it may take several attempts to complete both processes.

So even though I dont have it on my LJ I cant turn it on?














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