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How To: Disabling AdvanceTrac (2010+ models)

My roommate got a 2010 FX4 with the AdvanceTrac system (Traction control/Stability control) and the Only way to disable it is to press and hold the traction control button. If you press and let go, the TC will turn off and the icon will light up in the cluster. This does NOTHING, because stability is still on and screws everything up. So you must press and hold to make everything disable.

1) Press and hold the TC button
2) The TC icon will light up on the dash
3) Hold button until the light shuts off
4) Everything is disabled

You CAN be moving slowly to do this and it reset when you turn the truck off.

This is all in the owners manual, but I know alot of people dont look through it. So here it is
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I'm waiting for the "How to drive a pickup For Dummies" book to come out now with all the unnecessary junk they're putting in now.
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I'm waiting for the "How to drive a pickup For Dummies" book to come out now with all the unnecessary junk they're putting in now.
Thank you FED.
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I'm waiting for the "How to drive a pickup For Dummies" book to come out now with all the unnecessary junk they're putting in now.
Seriously, we were playing in the sand and mud and the AdvanceTrac held him back soo much.
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You can't get a 2010 FX4. You also cannot get a 2009 FX4 I believe (not sure). But for sure you cannot get a 2010 FX4. They deleted that package this year (and maybe last). Your friend either got REALLY jipped or he has a reg 4x4 and someone is mis-identifying.

You might want to check into it.

If you don't believe me go to the Ford website and try to custom build an FX4.
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Its Called a 4x4 Sport
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Canada still has the FX4 line
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We sure do! It's just a package you can add on to a 4x4 though if I remember correctly.
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You can't get a 2010 FX4. You also cannot get a 2009 FX4 I believe (not sure). But for sure you cannot get a 2010 FX4. They deleted that package this year (and maybe last). Your friend either got REALLY jipped or he has a reg 4x4 and someone is mis-identifying.

You might want to check into it.

If you don't believe me go to the Ford website and try to custom build an FX4.
Correct for the US, incorrect for Canada.
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that only worked one time for my ranger?is that the only way to disable that crap?
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Well you have to disable it everytime you turn the truck on, engage into 4wd or back to 2wd. And still sometimes it kicks in. That whole system is stupid
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Ya its all stupid i was reading up on how its all run. its all running off the abs
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Yep, if you disconnect the abs it should work, but my roomate said the abs is also hooked to something important
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canada FTW! we also still have the mazda dual sport. haha, although with the B series getting the axe it may be gone now...

FX4 is an add on for the sport package, still called an FX4 though, not a sport
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Thanks very much.

I believe that the manual only tells one to hold the button down for 5 seconds....not until the icon turns off.

A few times last winter was very "interesting"....especially turns at intersections.

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I have been doing this procedure a majority of the time that I drive. However, after this procedure this morning, I had noticed that AdvanceTrac had remained active when I was stopping at a stop sign and it was very slick at -21 deg C....the brake started to depress and vibrate....weird! I had only driven about a block as I was leaving my house.

At least the above procedure works most of the time. I was hoping that it would work all the time.

Anyone else experience the same?

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thats called antilock brakes. lol
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bump!

Is there a way to bypass having to push the nancy switch every time yet?
I live in Canada, where it snows; my shoulder hurts from always having to reeeach down!
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pull the abs fuse.
or buy a ranger without all that crap lol.
thats literally the main reason i bought an older one. none of that crap on it
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abs eh? ive had trouble with the abs in my '00 3.0L, it would cut the speedometer out at around 80kms/hr. It was ridiculous, i had to replace a couple relays.. so I wonder if i removed the abs fuse would i get into any other trouble ie, my tach and speedometer not working?
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I had a 02 2 wheel drive and it was horrible in the snow. I have a 2010 2 wd Sport and i love the Advance Trac. Helps alot in slick conditions, and I have felt it kick in going around a corner and hitting a pothole where your truck suspension gets a little upset, it kicks in.
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I like it. It does give the ability to turn off, but whats the big deal that it defaults on when you turn your truck back on? It could save your life especially if you forgot to turn it back on when you back out on the normal roads.
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I had a 02 2 wheel drive and it was horrible in the snow. I have a 2010 2 wd Sport and i love the Advance Trac. Helps alot in slick conditions, and I have felt it kick in going around a corner and hitting a pothole where your truck suspension gets a little upset, it kicks in.
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I like it. It does give the ability to turn off, but whats the big deal that it defaults on when you turn your truck back on? It could save your life especially if you forgot to turn it back on when you back out on the normal roads.
Judging by what you say, its amazing humans have lived this long without it
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