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I thought that would get your attention. I hope I didn't get your hopes up too high, but I may have found a way to turn off traction control along with the dynamic stability control. One day when I started the car and pressed the dsc button the traction control light came on with the dsc off light, I thought oh fuck what is wrong with my car (note I am not talking about the dsc off icon, I am talking about the icon that lights up when you lose traction). Anyway, I pushed the dsc button again and the traction control light went away along with the dsc off light. I pressed the button again and the dsc off icon lit up but not the traction control icon. So I have been wondering how I did this the first time and I finally figured it out today. If you press the dsc button within the first 5-10 seconds of starting the car both lights will stay illuminated. I believe this means both systems are disabled. After doing this I took a drive and the car pulled well and felt different, but it was a short drive so I don't know it could have been the cold weather today. Can someone try this and tell me if I am crazy. :crazy: or am I really turning off traction control :bananadance:
 

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I tried this one a while back, before i got the MS CAI, and i felt a difference too. That reminds me i need to go out and try it now that ive got the cai on and see if its all in my head. Ill be checking my boost levels accordingly.
 

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[quote author=dread link=topic=71191.msg1250454#msg1250454 date=1173140323]
awesome I am not crazy :bananadance:
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yet...

heh ;)
 

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AIght so i went for a little crazy run with both lights illuminated. At my customary stoplight i went for it, it does feels a bit quicker in the 1,2,3. theres a little more pull. It seems like i cant shift fast enough. I know it could all be in my head but until i get a vid. camera to document the differences i cant say for sure. But i did notice mid gear wheel spins in 2nd and 3rd, the result of 2 little ripples in the road, but ive never gotten THAT much wheel spin before. When i looked down at my speedo to see what i was going i was amazed at the amount of speed i had built up.
 

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I had this happen to me twice (where both lights stayed lit) and I dismissed it as a glitch. I usually hit dsc again to turn off the traction control light. I'll give this a try.
 

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hmm.. does this mean I have to go for a dang drive right now? it just snowed out, traction will be at an all time low, but I must know for sure if it does anything. News like this is possibly too good to just speculate.
 

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yeah i just got home from the commute... i dont feel like driving but tempting...

wait for a midnight run when no cars are out :shock:
 

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[quote author=javanc link=topic=71191.msg1250573#msg1250573 date=1173143304]
AIght so i went for a little crazy run with both lights illuminated. At my customary stoplight i went for it, it does feels a bit quicker in the 1,2,3. theres a little more pull. It seems like i cant shift fast enough. I know it could all be in my head but until i get a vid. camera to document the differences i cant say for sure. But i did notice mid gear wheel spins in 2nd and 3rd, the result of 2 little ripples in the road, but ive never gotten THAT much wheel spin before. When i looked down at my speedo to see what i was going i was amazed at the amount of speed i had built up.
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I hope your not :crazy: too.
 

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[quote author=dread link=topic=71191.msg1250454#msg1250454 date=1173140323]
awesome I am not crazy :bananadance:
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Haven't had a chance to check it out with an actual road test yet, but I believe since I used to do this routinely and feel like it was stronger when I did. One point to note: you have to hit the DSC OFF button before the all the other icons turn off after their test light-up period is over. It might be 5 seconds, it might be less. If you do it after that, the TSC ON light doesn't light up again.

Good find, can't wait to see how my boost gauge reads when I go for a drive tomorrow!
 

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I just went for a test drive, think I figured it out
there is no more power straight ahead, but it seems to defeat the boost cut with the wheel turned.
normally I can feel the boost come on strong if I hammer it through a turn and begin to straighten the wheel, tonight, didnt get that feeling, same power the entire way through. I brought the video camera, so ill check now to see if there is anything worth sharing.
 

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ok, didnt get any award winning shit tonight, but you can hear in the turning video that boost is on well before I straighten the wheel, unfortunately its so cold out all i get is wheel spin in both vids im posting.


 

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Man I can't wait to play with this tomorrow. I vote dread for member of the year. And thanks for the vids Cosmic. It's nice hearing that turbo work.
 

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I hate to be an asshole but this one has been out for a little while. MAybe it was on the other forum that i first heard of it, i think it was in conjunction with trying ot find button combos like the trip puter. But anyways thanks dread for making it public, now maybe we will get a few more people testing and giving their input. Allright everyone, wip out the stopwatches and boost meters. Ya know i never really noticed the boost reduction while the wheel was turned. Maybe im a doof.
 

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[quote author=Betelgeuse link=topic=71191.msg1250840#msg1250840 date=1173150286]
Man I can't wait to play with this tomorrow. I vote dread for member of the year. And thanks for the vids Cosmic. It's nice hearing that turbo work.
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ditto x 4. Can't wait to get my CAI, so I can get some of that stuff, too.
 

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[quote author=javanc link=topic=71191.msg1250933#msg1250933 date=1173152931]
I hate to be an asshole but this one has been out for a little while. MAybe it was on the other forum that i first heard of it, i think it was in conjunction with trying ot find button combos like the trip puter. But anyways thanks dread for making it public, now maybe we will get a few more people testing and giving their input. Allright everyone, wip out the stopwatches and boost meters. Ya know i never really noticed the boost reduction while the wheel was turned. Maybe im a doof.
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I thought just driving system for sport was unlocked... not this...
 

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Yea I have my doubts about this, tho I have noticed the ecu pulling back the throttle until the wheel is nearly centered. I doubt mazda would allow us to disengage it, but I'll do a test tommorow morning.
 

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I originally brought this up on the other forum a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn't figure how I got both light to go on until today. I actually asked a someone on this forum who claims he is a mazda master tech a few questions about this a while back, but I think he misunderstood me. He also gave me some info about reflashing the ecu. It was in a random thread but I read that he was a master tech and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some questions answered. Here is the link, scroll down. I list three questions and then he answers them. I am sure people knew of this before I posted, I just want to know if it really does anything or if I am imagining it. Nice vids as always by the way. Its crazy how the wheel spin when its cold.
http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=67891.0
 

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Easter eggs are cool! Thanks for the info... It's alittle cold out.....But lemme start up the car...

Okay, just started up the car... and I now have both lights on. I believe one light (DSC) is on the tach "pod". And the Traction light is in the Speedo "pod". Right now car is warming up... back soon...
 
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