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    Traction ON or OFF?

    Hello All: The dash light on my 97 has always been on when the ignition is on. When I push the button the light remains on. Would this indicate a faulty switch or something more macabre? Regards, Brian

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    Re: Traction ON or OFF?

    Is this the only light that remains on? When the light is on it indicates TCS is turned off. It comes on automatically on every startup, so not a faulty switch. Sounds like another issue. Is the ABS light on as well?

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    Re: Traction ON or OFF?

    Quote Originally Posted by libbysman View Post
    Hello All: The dash light on my 97 has always been on when the ignition is on. When I push the button the light remains on. Would this indicate a faulty switch or something more macabre? Regards, Brian
    I would say faulty switch from the description.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Traction ON or OFF?

    Quote Originally Posted by libbysman View Post
    Hello All: The dash light on my 97 has always been on when the ignition is on. When I push the button the light remains on. Would this indicate a faulty switch or something more macabre? Regards, Brian
    I would say faulty switch from the description.

    Is the TCS on or the TCS warning light?

    Cheers.

    PS: I suppose you don't need TCS in Vancouver (icy roads, slush, bald tires, etc.) unless you visit where such conditions pervail. Cheers.

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    Re: Traction ON or OFF?

    i have a tc button but i have no idea what it does, i press it and it seems to do nothing, feels like it does not even click or anything, no damage to it either

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    Re: Traction ON or OFF?

    Hello all, no there are no other lights on that shouldn't be. The dash lights like a Christmas treee when I turn on the ignition, but they one by one go out. I do however have the same feeling as ccatera10 in that the switch doesn't seem to have any mechanical feel when I press it in, like nothing happens. I think the majority are probably correct in deeming the switch as the culprit.
    I'll get another switch and go from there. Thanks for thecomebacks, much appreciated. Regards, Brian

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    Re: Traction ON or OFF?

    Hey usedcat, you would usually be correct, except that we are being warned by many meteorologists that this winter is going to make us pay for the previous mild ones. Lanina or elneno, not sure which, is going the be worse than the last 55 winters. I hope they are wrong though, sorta, I'm having 2 new Michelin snows put on the front to match the ones I put on the rear last year. You watch, no snow at all. lol
    Regards, Brian

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    Re: Traction ON or OFF?

    Quote Originally Posted by libbysman View Post
    Hey usedcat, you would usually be correct, except that we are being warned by many meteorologists that this winter is going to make us pay for the previous mild ones. Lanina or elneno, not sure which, is going the be worse than the last 55 winters. I hope they are wrong though, sorta, I'm having 2 new Michelin snows put on the front to match the ones I put on the rear last year. You watch, no snow at all. lol
    Regards, Brian
    Safety first Eh.

    I did remember your post and checked my TCS switch this morning. It is harly a pressure switch and appears to be just light touch push on and light touch push off. No noticeable click or catching in depressed position. I have not taken one of these out so don't know how easy or difficult it will be to replace. Vauxhall Opel Omega listings on the eBay UK site perhaps can get you a used one pretty cheap. Good sellers and folks out there.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Traction ON or OFF?

    The switch is very easy to pull, trick is not scratching anything else in the process. All you need is a flat tool. I just use a small flathead.

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