: How do I turn on competition mode?



69stangscj
07-28-13, 10:17 PM
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?

carlson_mn
07-28-13, 10:34 PM
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.

69stangscj
07-28-13, 10:39 PM
Thanks! What is a TPMS? I can shut off Traction control and stable trac. just can't enter Comp mode?

MoistCabbage
07-29-13, 12:48 AM
TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

69stangscj
07-29-13, 07:23 AM
TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

All mine are showing good?

carlson_mn
07-29-13, 08:23 AM
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.

piening2150
07-29-13, 08:49 AM
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.

69stangscj
07-29-13, 09:41 AM
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!

Andringa
07-29-13, 10:54 AM
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.

69stangscj
07-29-13, 12:26 PM
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...

jeph054
07-29-13, 01:31 PM
Competition mode also changes the shift points in the transmission...:lildevil:

crankedupforit
07-29-13, 02:19 PM
Competition mode also changes the shift points in the transmission...:lildevil:

Which is a marvelous piece of technology on a V1 with a manual transmission

carlson_mn
07-29-13, 07:55 PM
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.

mberisha
07-31-13, 05:32 AM
Competition mode also changes the shift points in the transmission...:lildevil:

:bananasplit:

lollygagger8
07-31-13, 10:20 AM
If you put racing gloves on you go, competition mode makes the V go faster

joshuajohn1981
07-31-13, 01:13 PM
Question; do the earlier V's display competitive driving mode on the screen? I hit mine twice and the light stays on and I definitely feel like the V is in the mode but I've never seen it come up on my screen. I've got an 05.

carlson_mn
07-31-13, 02:17 PM
I have an 06 and yes it displays everytime. Make sure your radio/DIC is "on" as that might make a difference. For example you can't access the 'info' DIC options if the radio is off.... might be worth a try.

SevillianSTS
07-31-13, 08:53 PM
Do you have a CD playing? Seems one time I was showing my brother a little "sideways" and it wouldn't show the comp mode screen. Stopped the CD player or something of the sort if I remember right and it showed it.

Andringa
08-01-13, 10:08 AM
Question; do the earlier V's display competitive driving mode on the screen? I hit mine twice and the light stays on and I definitely feel like the V is in the mode but I've never seen it come up on my screen. I've got an 05.

Yes, my 04 shows everything on the screen.

joshuajohn1981
08-01-13, 01:46 PM
Damn. Mine shows when traction control or stability control engage (while getting sideways) but never shows competitive driving mode. I'm pretty sure it works though.

Andringa
08-01-13, 04:38 PM
Damn. Mine shows when traction control or stability control engage (while getting sideways) but never shows competitive driving mode. I'm pretty sure it works though.

To clarify:
It says "Compedtitive driving mode engaged" on the NAV and you have to hit "OK" to clear it.
Then when in Comp mode, if stability control kicks in it still just says "Stability Control Activated" which goes away by itself after 2-3 seconds.

69stangscj
08-01-13, 08:40 PM
It's in the shop right now, but I'll try these suggestions.

H-town_V
08-04-13, 01:25 AM
My comp mode and dic control work perfect.

But does anybody know why there are two TC buttons(one on the steering wheel and one in the glove box)? I've never touched the one in the glove box.

69stangscj
08-04-13, 08:30 AM
I've tried this like 100 times and I get nothing. sounds like maybe the NAV was replaced.

Andringa
08-04-13, 08:54 AM
My comp mode and dic control work perfect.

But does anybody know why there are two TC buttons(one on the steering wheel and one in the glove box)? I've never touched the one in the glove box.

My guess is that the normal CTS may not have the steering wheel button, and instead of removing it on the V they just added another one.

They perform exactly the same function.


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SevillianSTS
08-04-13, 12:34 PM
I messed with my comp mode and regardless if I push the button twice real fast or delayed it always went to comp mode.

joshuajohn1981
08-05-13, 02:39 PM
So, does anybody know if there is a hard reset for the nav or anything like that so that I can get the screen to display CDM?

Also, when I feel like entering CDM I push the TC button twice and the light stays on. I sure feel like its in CDM but I guess it could just be in TC off mode. Any opinions on this; if it wasn't going into CDM on the second push of the button, wouldn't the TC light actually turn off rather than staying on?

Confusing last paragraph I know but hoping someone can decipher this.

Thanks

SevillianSTS
08-05-13, 03:52 PM
There is no difference in driving when in Comp Mode. It just allows you to get a little sideways without the stability control kicking in. Have you tried holding the button in for 10-15 seconds to see if it will show Stability System OFF.

joshuajohn1981
08-06-13, 01:17 PM
There is no difference in driving when in Comp Mode. It just allows you to get a little sideways without the stability control kicking in. Have you tried holding the button in for 10-15 seconds to see if it will show Stability System OFF.

Yes I have and it does turn the stability system off. But it still doesn't display Competitive Driving Mode. I'm stumped.

69stangscj
08-06-13, 10:01 PM
It's confirmed, my NAV was programed for a CTS and not a CTS-V. It's no problem to turn on the comp mode now.

joshuajohn1981
08-07-13, 02:36 AM
It's confirmed, my NAV was programed for a CTS and not a CTS-V. It's no problem to turn on the comp mode now.

How was this confirmed and what did you do to fix it?

69stangscj
08-07-13, 06:08 AM
How was this confirmed and what did you do to fix it?Took it to the dealer and they reprogrammed it for a cts-v, not a cts.

joshuajohn1981
08-07-13, 10:16 PM
Took it to the dealer and they reprogrammed it for a cts-v, not a cts.

Nice! Did they charge you for it?

69stangscj
08-08-13, 05:59 AM
$120, but I guess for just not that. I had a service vehicle come on, on the NAV and they had to reprogram it for that also. They said it was programed wrong and for a CTS also.

nikdsctsv
08-08-13, 04:52 PM
So...am I the only one thinking here that competitive driving mode is worthless? If you track your car (and are any good at driving) you will quickly learn that the stability control is holding you back. So just hold it down until it says stability off and go play. You will never truly know the limits to the car with it on. Spin or win!

Also, someone said in the second post that if your TPMS sensors are out that you cannot turn off stability control? That is a load of crap. My track wheels and tires have no TPMS in them and stability is never on when at the track, and it never kicks on.

69stangscj
08-08-13, 04:57 PM
So...am I the only one thinking here that competitive driving mode is worthless? If you track your car (and are any good at driving) you will quickly learn that the stability control is holding you back. So just hold it down until it says stability off and go play. You will never truly know the limits to the car with it on. Spin or win!

Also, someone said in the second post that if your TPMS sensors are out that you cannot turn off stability control? That is a load of crap. My track wheels and tires have no TPMS in them and stability is never on when at the track, and it never kicks on. I'm sure it is worthless, but I had other stuff going on too.

Andringa
08-08-13, 05:10 PM
So...am I the only one thinking here that competitive driving mode is worthless? If you track your car (and are any good at driving) you will quickly learn that the stability control is holding you back. So just hold it down until it says stability off and go play. You will never truly know the limits to the car with it on. Spin or win!

Also, someone said in the second post that if your TPMS sensors are out that you cannot turn off stability control? That is a load of crap. My track wheels and tires have no TPMS in them and stability is never on when at the track, and it never kicks on.

Do you think it is interfering with out displaying anything on the dash? In my limited experience running in Comp mode at the road course I'm not sure I remember it coming on at all.

thebigjimsho
08-09-13, 01:04 AM
So...am I the only one thinking here that competitive driving mode is worthless? If you track your car (and are any good at driving) you will quickly learn that the stability control is holding you back. So just hold it down until it says stability off and go play. You will never truly know the limits to the car with it on. Spin or win!

Also, someone said in the second post that if your TPMS sensors are out that you cannot turn off stability control? That is a load of crap. My track wheels and tires have no TPMS in them and stability is never on when at the track, and it never kicks on.

Some of us don't mind losing if it means driving home.

As for not turning off stabilitrak, its absolutely true. But after driving with no sensors for about 30-40 miles, it allows all off. I used to drive to autocrosses on my slicks to heat them up and get stabilitrak full off...