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Traction Control Button

Postby sydwyz » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:52 am

I just bought an '06 350, and I can't find the traction control button to disable it.I'm probably just blind, but could someone help me with this? -Melissa


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Postby C-Kwik » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:54 am

You'll look for the VDC off button. I believe it's located on the left side of the steering wheel down low. IIRC.

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Postby sydwyz » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:18 pm

I looked to the left of the steering wheel-low and around that part of the dash, and still no luck, just 2 rectangle boxes where it looks like there would be switches...I know I still have traction control because one wheel spins when I try to kick it out.

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Postby evildky » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:48 pm

one wheel spin isn't a sign of VDC, it's proof you don't have it or an LSD, sounds like you got a base model with an open diff

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Postby sydwyz » Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:15 pm

I didn't even think it could be the lack of lsd, I just thought they all came with viscous lsd...guess not . Thanks for the help.

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Postby myS13wantsaVQ35 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:42 pm

if it comes with one it comes with the other. VDC=VLSD and VLSD=VDC

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Postby kaizenro » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:00 pm

sydwyz wrote:I didn't even think it could be the lack of lsd, I just thought they all came with viscous lsd...guess not . Thanks for the help.
Were you led to believe otherwise before buying? If so, that's f'd up man.

So how well do the BASE models do? Sorry to hijack but I'm in the market and wondered if I should spend the extra bucks.

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Postby Taliban_350z » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:12 pm

Just saves your *** when doing something dumb... as far as other options go, it goes a long way when resale time comes around.

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Postby sydwyz » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:53 pm

yeah i was led to believe it was an enthus. but oh well, now that I have it without the traction control button and having an open diff, I almost think it's better to get the base model and just buy like a cusco, or nismo lsd for under 1K...and you won't have to worry about turning traction control off everytime you want to have a little fun. I drift, thats why I think that way..check out the website I put in my profile...you'll see. But if your going for safety, then spend the few bucks more; you can always buy the lsd, but it's harder to get the traction control.

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Postby evildky » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:24 pm

Taliban_350z wrote:Just saves your *** when doing something dumb... as far as other options go, it goes a long way when resale time comes around.
actually trim level doesn't make much of a difference in the used cars, milage and condition have more effect on resell, most of the used car buyers don't realize there are different trim levels, they just want the red one

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Postby myS13wantsaVQ35 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:39 am

my 350z has vdc and I would not want my car with out it. Maybe the roads are to bad, or the weather is to up and down, but for my daily driving I like knowing its there.

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Postby evildky » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:28 am

yes it can save you're arse on the streets if you excede what traction is available, Ive never had a car with it so I certainly wouldn't miss it, although my daily driver is a 4wd truck, I try not to take the z out in the rain and never in the snow

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Postby jEzTeR » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:48 pm

It saved me a few times.

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Postby evildky » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:59 am

jEzTeR wrote:It saved me a few times.
thats becasue you're not a seasoned racer

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Postby myS13wantsaVQ35 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:38 am

evildky wrote:thats becasue you're not a seasoned racer
I do not think there are to many seasoned racers in Nicoclub.com

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Postby Bubba1 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:11 pm

myS13wantsaVQ35 wrote:
I do not think there are to many seasoned racers in Nicoclub.com
There are more than you think .

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Postby myS13wantsaVQ35 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:44 am

Bubba1 wrote:There are more than you think .
I am thinking about 1 out 150

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Postby evildky » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:00 am

now guess which hand the pebble is in!

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Postby myS13wantsaVQ35 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:05 am

I do like people who joke around, that was a good one.

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Postby Taliban_350z » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:59 pm

Actually when you meant "not as much of a difference" i went and did the research and a 03 base puts at about 19,285 while touring (03) at 22,635. Now 3k difference is more or less for most folks but i know for me its easy on the eyes. Both vechiles were matched same year and mileage. You would be paying $100 + a month if you compared financing with both. Also the dealer does his research on the damn things because he was trying to tell me about the "burnt orange interior" on my 03 and how it was a factory pre-req to pay a "premium" to even get the option. BS i told him, but you see they'll try to squeeze every ounce out of every option. Higher optioned cars go for more, bottom line. Im not saying condition and mileage are completely disregarded however, but a dealer will try to work the magic. .... bastards...

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Postby Bubba1 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:27 pm

myS13wantsaVQ35 wrote:
I am thinking about 1 out 150
Well, with 52,000 members, that works out to about 346 racers....

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Postby evildky » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:52 pm

so a $3k difference on retail book resale? compared to the sticker difference of $10k? and when you look at actual individual sellers it all goes out the window, dealers look for excuses to put the premium price to whatever it is they are selling at that momen, I stand by the milage and condition playing a larger role in resell price, payments? I don't do payments, it's just another way for them to backdoor you, too many uneducated people walk into a dealership looking for a payment and get srewed as a result, example20k price6% int60 pmts (5 year)386.66 mototal cost= 23,199.60

or20k price72 pmts (6 year)8% int350.66 moactual cost = 25,247.52see it's easy to move the profit around, but hey look the payent is lower!

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Postby myS13wantsaVQ35 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:15 pm

that sounds about right to me

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Postby z350boy » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:07 am

sydwyz wrote:I looked to the left of the steering wheel-low and around that part of the dash, and still no luck, just 2 rectangle boxes where it looks like there would be switches...I know I still have traction control because one wheel spins when I try to kick it out.
You have a base model which DOES NOT come with TCS (traction control system) or VDC ( Vehicle Dynamics Control) systems , hence the switch locations have blank switch covers. In an Enthusiast (which I have) you only have the TCS, so I have one blank switch cover where the VDC would be. Hope this helps.

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Postby z350boy » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:09 am

myS13wantsaVQ35 wrote:if it comes with one it comes with the other. VDC=VLSD and VLSD=VDC
Not true!!! At least for the '05's. My enthusiast comes with LSD & TCS, but no VDC.

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trade

Postby sydwyz » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:29 am

Alright, so after finding out what I did about this post, I traded my base model in (which I was led to believe was an enthusiast) For an Enthusiast...

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Postby evildky » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:27 am

lol, now thats dedication, hope the deal didn't cost you too much

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Postby ultimatelane » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:21 am

sydwyz wrote:I looked to the left of the steering wheel-low and around that part of the dash, and still no luck, just 2 rectangle boxes where it looks like there would be switches...I know I still have traction control because one wheel spins when I try to kick it out.
Hi, I'm buying 07 Z350 and it has the same black blank boxes instead of VDC knob, so you said that it still had traction control , can you explain how it had it if there was no knob of vdc , I dont drift just for the safety I need traction control.

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Re: Traction Control Button

Postby evildky » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:28 pm

Wow this is a zombie thread!
Welcome ultimatelane. The thing to note is that the base models had an open diff and no VDC ro traction control, above the drivers left knee on the bottom of the bash there should be a button labeled VCD or Some such, if there is no button you have a base mode and no vdc, there are no knobs, I hope this clears it up for you.
You can also enter your vin # here http://my350z.com/forum/vindecoder.php and it'll tell you your trim level. I used that a lot when I was shopping, no one ever advertises their trim level right.

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Re: Traction Control Button

Postby cincysilvias14 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:47 am

^ he's right the base models ran an open diff (one wheel wonder) and no tc/vdc thats one reason i avoided the base models like the plague. you can always upgrade your lsd to a 1.5/2 way but wont have the stability control or traction control (btw t/c sucks in the winter time i end up turning it off)


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