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      07-14-2010 11:47 PM #1
      ok so i just bought a 03 gli 24v car has no other lights on the dashbord and way to find out y the traction control light will just stay on? i click the button and wont shut off

    2. 07-14-2010 11:52 PM #2
      who did you buy the car from? sounds like its possible someone could have done the mod to make it so that traction control is disabled every time you start your car, instead of the stock way of it resetting and turning back on when the car is started. could also be a problem with the traction control system

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      07-15-2010 12:04 AM #3
      You could check the wires going in and out of the abs sensor, i ripped mine, and i have that light, but i also have the abs light, so it might not be the same deal..
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      07-15-2010 09:25 AM #4
      nope no abs light just traction control and i check to see if the mod was done and it wasnt

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      07-15-2010 09:41 AM #5
      i have this exact same problem. But mine happened after i washed my bay. but i really never looked into it. its kinda nice not having to turn it off when i don't want it.

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      07-15-2010 10:23 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggie Lops View Post
      i have this exact same problem. But mine happened after i washed my bay. but i really never looked into it. its kinda nice not having to turn it off when i don't want it.
      You're an idiot.

      To the OP and the dumb ass above me who doesn't take care of his car its your MAF.

      Pro tip: buy a 2.0 maf from germanautoparts.com and remove it from the housing and place it in the vr6 housing. Save you like 75$

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      07-15-2010 10:29 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by limastock View Post
      You're an idiot.

      To the OP and the dumb ass above me who doesn't take care of his car its your MAF.

      Pro tip: buy a 2.0 maf from germanautoparts.com and remove it from the housing and place it in the vr6 housing. Save you like 75$
      How am i the idoit you moron? please explain? really..i didn't wash it like you think i washed it jackass. and i don't know how to take care of my car give me a break dude.

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      07-15-2010 10:34 AM #8
      also please freaking explain to me how MAF will effect the Traction control. Thats 2 COMPLETELY different parts.

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      07-15-2010 10:53 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggie Lops View Post
      also please freaking explain to me how MAF will effect the Traction control. Thats 2 COMPLETELY different parts.
      haha yes I would like to know as well
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      07-15-2010 11:04 AM #10
      my traction control light stays on too. i also ripped my abs wires, but had them repaired and the traction light is still on. i dont know whats wrong with it. its annoying to always have that light on.

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      07-15-2010 11:08 AM #11
      OP I am sure it is your abs wires that maybe bad. One night I hit a huge pot hole, ever since than my abs wires have been bad. Never really took the time to replace the wires.
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      07-15-2010 11:38 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by limastock View Post
      You're an idiot.

      To the OP and the dumb ass above me who doesn't take care of his car its your MAF.

      Pro tip: buy a 2.0 maf from germanautoparts.com and remove it from the housing and place it in the vr6 housing. Save you like 75$


      how does ur MAF have anything to do with that?
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      07-15-2010 12:05 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by limastock View Post
      You're an idiot.

      To the OP and the dumb ass above me who doesn't take care of his car its your MAF.

      Pro tip: buy a 2.0 maf from germanautoparts.com and remove it from the housing and place it in the vr6 housing. Save you like 75$
      Ahahahhahaaha. What a fcukin moron. Ahaha jeez. Way to completely make urself look like a useless effin tool lol.

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      07-15-2010 12:19 PM #14
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      07-15-2010 12:47 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by limastock View Post

      NOOB tip: buy a 2.0 maf from germanautoparts.com and remove it from the housing and place it in the vr6 housing. Save you like 75$
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      07-15-2010 12:47 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by b2 View Post
      that about sums it up

      op i really hope you didn't listen to him

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      07-15-2010 12:49 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by limastock View Post
      You're an idiot.
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggie Lops View Post
      that about sums it up

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      07-15-2010 12:53 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by b2 View Post
      you think your cool but your really not.

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      07-15-2010 12:53 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggie Lops View Post
      you think your cool but your really not.
      play nice now kiddies.
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      07-15-2010 01:05 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggie Lops View Post
      you think your cool but your really not.
      Quote Originally Posted by limastock View Post
      You're an idiot.
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      07-15-2010 02:03 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggie Lops View Post
      How am i the idoit you moron? please explain? really..i didn't wash it like you think i washed it jackass. and i don't know how to take care of my car give me a break dude.
      You are an idiot because you have a CEL and instead of investigating the problem you chalk it up as "hurr well now I don't have to press button!".

      Your car gets an error, you scan it. You don't just keep driving on it, same thing goes for ABS.

      As far as traction light = maf, do some research.

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      07-15-2010 02:06 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by limastock View Post
      You are an idiot because you have a CEL and instead of investigating the problem you chalk it up as "hurr well now I don't have to press button!".

      Your car gets an error, you scan it. You don't just keep driving on it, same thing goes for ABS.

      As far as traction light = maf, do some research.
      dude GTFO, seriously Were the hell did i ever say i have a CEL? I don't, i have a traction control light on which means my fuking traction control is disabled. You defently need to search bc MASS AIR FLOW has NOTHING to do with TRACTION CONTROL!

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      07-15-2010 02:10 PM #23
      The Air Flow Sensor or Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) is one of the components of an electronic fuel injection system and is found in many of modern vehicles. The Mass Air Flow sensor is usually installed inside the intake air duct between the air filter and the engine. The Mass Air Flow sensor is used to measure the amount of air entering the engine. This measurement is used by the engine computer or ECM to calculate proper amount of fuel injected into the cylinders in order to provide optimum combustion and low emissions.
      Problems with Mass Air Flow sensors are common. Bad or contaminated Mass Air Flow sensor can possibly cause a wide range of various vehicle driveability problems such as stalling, especially when the engine is cold, misfiring, poor acceleration, etc.
      In addition, a problem with the Mass Air Flow sensor often causes the "check engine" or "service engine soon" light in the vehicle instrument panel to illuminate.
      The "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on when the engine computer detects some fault in one of the components of the emission control system.
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      07-15-2010 02:10 PM #24
      Traction Control

      This website is soon to be launched containing information about traction control, ABS braking systems, stability control and much more about how technology is being used to improve car safety....

      What is traction control / why is it a good safety feature for cars?

      The grip that your tyres have on the road is called traction. Traction is needed in order to be able to accelerate, brake and steer. Driving a car with insufficient grip (or traction) will impede its ability to accelerate, brake and steer. TCS (Traction Control Systems) fitted to your car will monitor traction in realtime and prevent any loss of grip ensuring that your car will always be able to accelerate, brake and steer.

      Have I got Traction Control on my vehicle?

      ABS (anti lock brake system) is the most common form of traction control. During a panic or hard breaking the ABS system prevents your wheels from locking. The problem with your wheels locking is that it impedes steering ability thus losing control of the car.

      Does Traction Control improve car performance?

      Usually car makers market traction control as specifically a technology that will prevent the drive tyres (whether front or rear wheel drive) from slipping when accelerating sharply. Whilst spinning squealing tyres may appear cool, this is in fact the slowest way of getting your vehicle to accelerate thus reducing perfomance - expecially in a racing situation!

      What technology follows?

      The most recent revision of traction control being introduce is stability control. This technology uses sensors that constantly monitor the wheels and in effect results in sideways slippage of the vehicle.
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      07-15-2010 02:45 PM #25
      hahah omg im so OwNeD!!!!!

      Whatever, you can all keep plugging your ears with your fingers and screaming that the MAF and traction control are two different things (HURRRRRRRRRR no ****) but a bad MAF can set your traction light off. Im not making this **** up.

      http://www.vwforum.com/forums/f15/tr...ight-one-9941/

      http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...limp-home-mode

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...se-causes-this


      I just had this problem a month ago but hey dont listen to me im just a "noob" or whatever. ****ing morons

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