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chefalan23 01-28-2010 04:05 PM

esp disable
how do you disable the esp with the predetor? it always ruins my burnouts

08Hemi 01-28-2010 04:09 PM

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on a permanent basis?

chefalan23 01-28-2010 04:11 PM

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there is no esp button in my jeep, just a traction control button

08Hemi 01-28-2010 04:15 PM

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I have not been in my car for 4 days now...does anyone have a way to turn off esp in the cabin (meaning is it an option)? Or is the predator the only way?? I want to say I have a esp button...I will confirm when I get my Jeep back today.

Escape 01-28-2010 04:28 PM

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I have the ESP button in mine. It's right next to the tow/haul button. As for the predator disabling it permanently I have no idea. With ESP off/disabled it will burn all 4, with it on it only chirps all 4.

08Hemi 01-28-2010 04:31 PM

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Yep...I found a pic and i have an esp off button too (right below volume knob on Headunit). Here is a pic...maybe its on 07-08 thing??

Rich 01-28-2010 04:35 PM

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I know i read a post in here about disabling it somehow. With the key and brake pedal maybe? I'm still trying to find it...

08Hemi 01-28-2010 04:43 PM

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Here it is...

Full Off: This mode is entered by depressing and holding the TSC/ESP button for 5 seconds when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is running. ESP off message will appear in the EVIC. In this mode ESP and TCS, except for the "limited slip" feature are turned off until the vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph. At 40 mph it returns to partial off, and once below 35 it will again shut off.

Originally Posted by jatkbay
Same as traction control button, just hold it down instead of a quick press (I think you have to be stopped or no faster than a certain low speed). The main reason you want it off is so the computer doesn't drop the engine power on you. And what I mean by that is during the winter I found a nice dirt parking lot full of fresh untouched snow, I tried to do some cookies in it with ESP on and it immediately cut engine power and resulted in no fun, now shut off ESP and bam, spinning around and having fun, real quick till I was on my way again. In the manual there is a section that explains it pretty thoroughly, pretty sure the ABS (pretend lockers) of QT2 are still active regardless of setting. So I would stick with where you have more control of the engine.

Originally Posted by GoGadgetWK

For me with QD2. I will only do steep loose rock hills in 4wheel low to use my lockers to get up. ESP only works when not in 4 low. I’ve tried it before when I first got the WK and it makes a lot of noise using the antilock system to go up. Would switch between right and left tires. I got to where I couldn’t go any further and had to back down. When I tried it again with ESP off only the rear left and right front would spin which is basic 4 wheel drive like the old days before electronics. Also had to back down and start over.

Here’s a site that explains how the system works.

Another thread which already talks about what your asking.

A video showing how traction control works for a Commander which is the same as ours. This one had QT2.

Hope some of this helps with understanding the system and how to use it.

More good info from the owners manual.

Partial Off: Quick press of the TCS/ESP button, when in this mode the TCS portion of ESP, except for the "limited slip" feature has been disabled. This mode is intended to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand or gravel conditions and more wheel spin than ESP would normally allow is required to gain traction.
**Shuts off the feature that causes the engine power to be cut

chefalan23 01-28-2010 09:35 PM

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i tried holding the tcs button down for 5 seconds and nothing happened. i think it might be different for 2wd

08Hemi 01-29-2010 10:32 AM

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with the vehicle in drive and stopped???

chefalan23 01-29-2010 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by 08Hemi (Post 140682)
with the vehicle in drive and stopped???

yes, nothing happened

Scottina06 01-29-2010 11:21 AM

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you dont have esp bro

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