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    fubar123 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    stabilitrac / traction control

    06 DTS 83,000 miles

    service stabilitrac keeps lighting up on dash. car shakes like brakes are on and off or its trying to get traction. turn off traction control car works fine. Cadillac looked at it and said a harness in steering column was rubbing on the knee bolster, they said it was fixed still having same problem. Codes put out are, C0196 and C0710. Can't figure it out.

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    danog is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: stabilitrac / traction control

    #06-02-35-002B: Stabilitrak/ActiveHandling Light On, Service Stabilitrak/Active Handling Message on DIC, DTCC0710 Steering Wheel Position Sensor (SWPS) Signal Set (Install Clip in SWPSConnector) - (Oct 19, 2007)
    Subject: Stabilitrak/Active Handling Light On, Service Stabilitrak/Active Handling Message on DIC, DTC C0710 Steering Wheel Position Sensor (SWPS) Signal Set (Install Clip in SWPS Connector) [IMG]file:///C:/Users/TAZZ/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]
    Models: 2008 Buick Lucerne
    2004–2008 Cadillac XLR
    2006–2008 Cadillac DTS
    2005–2008 Chevrolet Corvette
    with Steering Wheel – Tilt, Telescoping (RPO N37 or N38)



    This bulletin is being revised toupdate the models and provide new correction information. Please discardCorporate Bulletin Number 06-02-35-002A (Section 02 — Steering).


    Condition
    Somecustomers may comment on a Stabilitrak® or Active Handling System light beingilluminated. Also, this warning light will be accompanied by a SERVICESTABILITRAK or SERVICE ACTIVE HNDLG message on the DIC.
    Diagnosiswith a scan tool may reveal a DTC C0710.
    Cause
    The mostlikely cause of a DTC C0710 on a vehicle equipped with telescoping/tiltsteering wheel is high resistance in SWPS connector C202. Fretting terminalcorrosion may be present in the SWPS connector due to the telescoping motion ofthe steering column. When the steering column is telescoped in and out, thefemale terminals within the SWPS connector may move on the male terminals ofthe SWPS. This movement between the terminals may cause a high resistancecondition in the SWPS connector.
    Correction
    1. Remove the driver's side closeout(insulator) panel.
    2. Locate the SWPS connector thatconnects to the steering angle sensor, located on the lower center of thesteering column.
    [IMG]file:///C:/Users/TAZZ/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/TAZZ/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image004.gif[/IMG]
    3. Install the clip (1), P/N 19179794,into the connector. This clip will act as a terminal positive assurance (TPA)and prevent any movement of the terminals.
    4. Reinstall the closeout panel.
    5. Clear the DTC with a scan tool androad test the vehicle.
    6. If DTC C0710 resets during the roadtest, refer to DTC C0710 in SI.

    #PIC4829A: Tech 2 Stabilitrak (Yaw /Lat) Data Incorrect - keywords ABS brake C0035 C0040 C0045 C0050 C0110 C0131C0161 C0179 C0186 C0196 C0201 C0242 C0245 C0292 C0561 C0710 P0856 - (Mar 25,2008)
    Subject: Tech 2 Stabilitrak (Yaw/ Lat) Data Incorrect [IMG]file:///C:/Users/TAZZ/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]
    Models: 2006- 2008 Buick Lucerne w/ JL4
    2006- 2008 Cadillac DTS w/ JL4



    This PI was superseded to rewordedthe CONDITION/ CONCERN and the RECOMMENDATION/INSTRUCTION fields to enhanceclarity, and insert the previously missing illustration for SI. Please discardPIC4829.


    The following diagnosis might behelpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.
    Condition/Concern:
    Whenservicing a vehicle for a Stabilitrak system customer concern, be advised thatthe Tech 2 Data Display may not display the Yaw Rate Signal and LateralAccelerometer Signal voltages accurately. This could cause improper diagnosesof the customer concern.
    NorthAmerican Operations Tech 2 software applications 27.012- 28.002 are known todisplay the Yaw Rate Signal and Lateral Accelerometer Signal voltagesincorrectly. In example, the Yaw Rate Sensor is shown as -75.53V, and theLateral Accelerometer Signal may be displayed as 1.26V with the vehiclestationary.
    Theexpected readings will be 2.5V when the signals are working normally.
    Recommendation/Instructions:
    Important:It will be necessary to identify thenewer vehicles as a 2006 Model Year in the Tech 2 in order to view VSES Dataafter the Tech 2 has been updated with the older release. A correction for thisTech 2 issue is currently in development and this PI will be updated as to thetiming of its release.
    If usingthe Tech 2 Data Display is determined to be necessary to read these signals,back date the Tech 2 software to North American Operations application 26.010.Use the following steps in TIS2Web to accomplish this:
    1. From the TIS2Web Home page, selectSoftware Download (SWDL).
    2. Select Custom for the Update Modeand press Next.

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    fubar123 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: stabilitrac / traction control

    Thanks for the info. Went to caddy for the part $3.80. Trying it tomorrow

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    cmcdonald is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: stabilitrac / traction control

    Very informative thread! I ordered the clip and installed it today. The plug on my steering wheel position sensor was really loose. After installing the clip, a whole host of strange handling issues went away. Before the clip, it always felt like the steering wheel was fighting me on the highway, and the car sometimes felt like it would pulse the brakes or cut the throttle. I guess the loose plug was throwing off the stabilitrac system.

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