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i have a couple questions about the traction control on the trucks. i have the 06 envoy and it has traction control. now the first thing is its got the switch to turn it off under the shifter. although when it is off it still somewhat engages. the only time it is completely off is when the truck is in 4 lol. so is there any way to get rid of this and the second thing i was told is that the trucks with the traction control does not come with the g80 is this true or are they just feadin me a load of ****
 

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I'm going to guess that yours is the same as mine, when you hit the button it shuts off the traction control, but if you hold it then it will shut off the stablitrac also.

You are getting stablitrac when you spin the tires....In fact I have no clue what traction control is or does.

Do you have a DIC if so it should tell you stabilitrac active. when you peel out.
 

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All Denalis come with the G80 and traction control, so I imagine they are not mutually exclusive.
Not everyone has a Denali..........LOL........back to topic.........to disengage the traction control and stabilitrack you have to hold the button on the bottom of the shifter for about 5 seconds........what you will notice is the light will blink and stay on to let you know that you have turned it off.......
 

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ok this i am going to have to play with tomorrow now. if i hit the switch on the shifter not hold it it flashes the light on my dash and then the light remains on but if i am spinning the tires for a little bit the light starts to flash and it feels like brake is applied and engine loses power. so if i hold this for 5 sec it will completely disengage? and i guess i will have to look into getting me a locker although the truck is good at spinning both back tires
 

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ok well now i was wrong there was no flashing light that was just when it spun lol. now what is stabiltrack and how does it differ from traction control
 

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This is from a 2006 Trailblazer manual......

Your vehicle is equipped with Stabilitrak.......Electronic stability control(ESC)..which combines anitlock brake.....traction and stability controls the system and helps the driver maintain directional control of the vehicle in most driving conditions
 

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I have an '07 TB with a G80 and stabiltrak....if you not sure check you glove box....It will indicate a "code" (i believe it's g-80):confused:(there are many threads about this topic) or simply go out and spin the tires and see if both rears spin at the same time.:thumbsup:
 

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thats a no go on g80 i looked for that wen i bought it knowing about it from my other chev trucks and in conclusion to your answer about just going out and spinning the back tires . in the time ive had the truck and spun the back tires there has only been one time that it has only spun one back tire.
 

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That seems odd:weird: If both tires spun then would it not be locking?:confused::confused: As for the odd time??:weird:Check out the other threads on what to look for in the glove box to see if it is on your TB.


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well the truck does not have the g80 but is pretty good at spinning the back tires and now i figured out that stailtrack its pretty good. so now that i know you have to hold the button down for a period of time what does just pressing the button once do. and are the lockers in the truck that have them made by eaton still?
 

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The StabiliTrak® system is automatically disabled in
4LO mode and cannot be turned on until the vehicle
is switched to 2HI, 4HI, or 4AWD.
The StabiliTrak® system has three modes of operation:
STABILITRAK ON, TRACTION CONTROL OFF,
and STABILITRAK OFF.
STABILITRAK ON -The vehicle will default to
STABILITRAK ON every time the driver starts the
vehicle. The StabiliTrak® light will be off and no DIC
messages will be displayed.
TRACTION CONTROL OFF - The driver can modify
the engine speed management system by momentarily
pressing the StabiliTrak® button on the transmission
shift handle. The StabiliTrak® light will come on and
TRACTION CONTROL OFF will be displayed. For
vehicles without a DIC, the StabiliTrak® indicator light
will come on. Momentarily pressing the StabiliTrak®
button again will return the system to the STABILITRAK
ON mode.
STABILITRAK OFF - The driver can turn off StabiliTrak®
by pressing the StabiliTrak® button for more than
five seconds. The StabiliTrak® light will come on and
STABILITRAK OFF will be displayed. For vehicles
without a DIC, the StabiliTrak® indicator light will come
on. Momentarily pressing the StabiliTrak® button again
will return the system to the STABILITRAK ON mode.
See StabiliTrak® Off below for more information.
Traction Control Off
In this mode, stability control and brake-traction control
are functional. Engine speed management will be
modified and the driven wheels can spin more freely.
This can cause the brake-traction control to activate more
frequently. If the controller detects excessive wheel spin
in this mode, the StabiliTrak® indicator light may blink and
the STABILITRAK ACTIVE message may be displayed
to warn the driver that damage may occur to the
transfer case.
StabiliTrak® Off
In this mode, both stability control and part of the
traction control system are disabled. Your vehicle will
still have brake-traction control, but will not be able
to use the engine speed management system. You may
still hear system noises as a result of the brake-traction
control coming on. If the controller detects excessive
wheel spin in this mode, the StabiliTrak® indicator light
may blink and the STABILITRAK ACTIVE message
may be displayed to warn the driver that damage may
occur to the transfer case.
It is recommended to leave the system on for normal
driving conditions, but it may be necessary to turn the
system off if your vehicle is stuck in sand, mud, ice or
snow, and you may want to “rock” your vehicle in an
attempt to free it. It may also be necessary to turn off the
system when driving in extreme off-road conditions where
high wheel spin is required. When the transfer case is in 4LO, the stability system is
automatically disabled. The StabiliTrak® light will come
on and the STABILITRAK OFF message will appear on
the DIC. The StabiliTrak® system cannot be turned on
until the vehicle is switched to 2HI, 4HI, or 4AWD (quote from owners manual)

Sorry, but I don't know the answer to the second part of your question.
 
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