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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, How do I turn on competition mode? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I tired turning off traction control and then hit the button again within 5 sec. and nothing? Shouldn't it display ...
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    How do I turn on competition mode?

    I tired turning off traction control and then hit the button again within 5 sec. and nothing? Shouldn't it display something on the radio? Also what does this do when I turn on competition mode? I know it turns off traction control but does it do anything else?

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    yep gotta hit that shit twice within 5 seconds. Competition mode limits the stability control to let you get her a little sideways and have some fun but it will still kick in at a certain limit.

    My guess is you have a TPMS that is out. You cant enter Comp Mode or shut off SC if they aren't all sensing a good signal.

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    Thanks! What is a TPMS? I can shut off Traction control and stable trac. just can't enter Comp mode?

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    TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
    All mine are showing good?

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    you mentioned you "tried turning TC off and then entering comp mode."

    you don't turn it off, just turn on TC by hitting the button once, then hit it again within a few seconds, and the TC light will stay on and you will enter Comp Driving Mode. A display message appears on the DIC.

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    I have the same problem. I can turn TC off (light turns on in the cluster) and I can hold the button it and turns SC off (message on nav screen). But if I hit the button twice I get no Comp mode message on the screen. I've heard it's possible my nav screen was swapped out and not properly programmed with the VIN but I've never had a chance to take it in and get checked.

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by carlson_mn View Post
    you mentioned you "tried turning TC off and then entering comp mode."

    you don't turn it off, just turn on TC by hitting the button once, then hit it again within a few seconds, and the TC light will stay on and you will enter Comp Driving Mode. A display message appears on the DIC.
    So what your saying is, when I first get in the car and start it there is no light on for TC. You hit the button once and the TC light will come on meaning the TC is turned off. Then you hit the button once turning on TC (light out) and within 5 sec. you hit the button again and it should enter Comp Driving mode and display on the DIC? Sorry if I’m over thinking this!

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    Push once = Traction control off.
    Push twice = Competition mode (Traction controll off, and raises limits on stability control)
    Hold = Stability control off.

    The only note is that it can be a bit picky trying to get into Comp mode. You can be too fast or too slow, you just need to play around with it. Double tapping it like a computer mouse usually doesn't work for me, it needs a bit of delay.

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andringa View Post
    Push once = Traction control off.
    Push twice = Competition mode (Traction controll off, and raises limits on stability control)
    Hold = Stability control off.

    The only note is that it can be a bit picky trying to get into Comp mode. You can be too fast or too slow, you just need to play around with it. Double tapping it like a computer mouse usually doesn't work for me, it needs a bit of delay.
    This is what I did to begin with, maybe I’m too fast, I’ll try it again tonight when I get home from work. Thanks! Or maybe it's a problem with the NAV as stated above...

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    Competition mode also changes the shift points in the transmission...

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeph054 View Post
    Competition mode also changes the shift points in the transmission...
    Which is a marvelous piece of technology on a V1 with a manual transmission
    Faber likes this.

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by 69stangscj View Post
    So what your saying is, when I first get in the car and start it there is no light on for TC. You hit the button once and the TC light will come on meaning the TC is turned off. Then you hit the button once turning on TC (light out) and within 5 sec. you hit the button again and it should enter Comp Driving mode and display on the DIC? Sorry if I’m over thinking this!
    No. When you hit it the second time the light stays on and you enter Comp mode.

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeph054 View Post
    Competition mode also changes the shift points in the transmission...

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    Re: How do I turn on competition mode?

    If you put racing gloves on you go, competition mode makes the V go faster

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