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I don't see any indicator that tells me if TCS is on or off? I don't see a green light similar to LKAS when I push TCS button, is the green light broken for TCS?
 

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I haven't turned mine off but I thought there was a light on my push button for traction control. The button is located on the left side of the dash. I also thought that a traction off light would appear (light up) on the instrument panel somewhere.

Guess I need to check on the way home from work. :)
 

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I haven't turned mine off but I thought there was a light on my push button for traction control. The button is located on the left side of the dash. I also thought that a traction off light would appear (light up) on the instrument panel somewhere.

Guess I need to check on the way home from work. :)
At least living somewhere warm, you can get away with not having it on, the same can't be said if you lived somewhere that gets snow, although sliding around in snow would be fun.
 

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Likewise, it took me a minute to figure it out on the way home.
Push and hold for the light to come on the instrument panel. Push and hold again to re-enable traction. No light on switch.

 

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At least living somewhere warm, you can get away with not having it on, the same can't be said if you lived somewhere that gets snow, although sliding around in snow would be fun.
I would have to disagree with that. Even on a dry road you can lose traction.

Also, when rain just sprinkles on the road, that makes the roads very slippery. I would rather drive in a downpour.

Also dirt and loose gravel can cause issues as well.

It's definitely not like driving on ice, but you can lose traction on a dry road.

I leave traction control on all of the time. If there is an advantage to turn it off, let me know. :)
 

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Also, when rain just sprinkles on the road, that makes the roads very slippery. I would rather drive in a downpour.
Light rain on a road that has been dry for several days can be as slick as ice due to the oil buildup on the pavement from traffic. Once it has rained hard enough to wash it off then the road is not quite so slick.
 

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Thank you all. Was concerned if my TCS is broken, now I know what/where to look for.
 

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Im speaking from a snow-bound owner. The TCS will cut power and the car will sit and sink in the snow. A bit of wheel spin will get the car moving. My Genesis which is winter driven will get stuck with the TCS left on.
 

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I am confused. If TCS is not good in snow, then why/when do we need TCS on?
 

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A small amount of wheel spin can allow the car to actually move when its stuck. The TCS kicking on cuts the power and the car will just bog down.

A FWD or AWD car wont have the same traction problem that my RWD Genesis did.

A winter/snow IDS setting would have been a nice addition to the TLX.
 

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Also, when rain just sprinkles on the road, that makes the roads very slippery. I would rather drive in a downpour.
Light rain on a road that has been dry for several days can be as slick as ice due to the oil buildup on the pavement from traffic. Once it has rained hard enough to wash it off then the road is not quite so slick.
Correct. I agree. Most accidents happens just moment after rain or drizzle starts.
 
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