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#91 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 03:57 AM
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[EDIT: A shorter version has been posted here How to disable stability and traction control '08 (short version) - Toyota RAV4 Forums : RAV4World.com ]

1. Make sure the car is in Park and the parking brake is disengaged before you start the car.
2. Start the engine.
3. Engage the parking brake.
4. Fully depress the brake pedal and then release.
5. Fully depress the brake pedal and then release.
6. Disengage the parking brake.
7. Fully depress and hold down the brake pedal.
8. Engage the parking brake, then disengage it (while holding down the brake pedal).
9. Engage the parking brake, then disengage it (while holding down the brake pedal).
10. Release the brake pedal.
11. Engage the parking brake.
12. Fully depress the brake pedal and then release.
13. Fully depress the brake pedal and then release.


How to switch off VSC on a Lexus GS430 - News - Automobile Magazine



Anybody want to try it out?
Or you could simply hold the TCS button down for 10 seconds.

Works on my 2009 RAV4 Sport V6. Both the TCS and VSC lights come on and stay on even at high speeds. You don't even need to be in park but you must be at a standstill.
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Or you could simply hold the TCS button down for 10 seconds.

Works on my 2009 RAV4 Sport V6.
The earlier years don't have the TSC button, thus the dance. Sounds like the dance is quicker.

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The earlier years don't have the TSC button, thus the dance. Sounds like the dance is quicker.
Perhaps if you have done it many times. It's certainly easier to simply hold a button down for a few seconds. You don't even need to be in park. Just thought I'd mention there is an easier way for newer RAV4s with the TCS button.
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Just thought I'd mention there is an easier way for newer RAV4s with the TCS button.
True, and I'm sure it's been mentioned somewhere earlier in the 93 posts on this thread. Don't blame you for not reading them all. I'm not going to either.
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So I had to bring this one back from the dead because I bought a 2008 v6 and have been holding off on installing my snow tires because I have been waiting for the slightest bit of snow to fall here (thanks global warming). So we finally got maybe 3cm, which is enough to slide with summer tires. So I go out and try a few hand brake turns on corners I can normally drift all the way through with my old '99. Wow, it's like a puppy trying to turn on a freshly waxed floor. The computer just keeps trying to grab with all 4 "paws" until you're just about at a dead stop, in spite of me having my foot in it the whole time. So that's pretty safe, if a little boring. Then I tried going up and incline and flooring it. The computer doesn't let you get very far out of shape before you're slowing down and straightening out. The traction control light comes on almost instantly but you can stop it taking over if you let off the gas as soon as it happens. If you keep trying to get it to slide, the computer will just keep slowing you down more and more until you're stuck or going backwards.

I didn't get to try without traction control because it's been so long since I first read this thread I forgot how to shut it off! That'll have to wait until the next snow, and my snow tires are on now, I expect I'll have to be pretty light on the throttle or I'll have no tires left with the power this thing puts down.
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Press and hold the vsc button until both of them go out, you will see the 2 lights show up on your instrument panel.

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Press and hold the vsc button until both of them go out, you will see the 2 lights show up on your instrument panel.
You have to do the dance with a 2008 model. The button came in '09.

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[EDIT: A shorter version has been posted here http://rav4world.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24363 ]

I ran across the following in Automobile Mag and wondered if it also worked on the 2006 RAV4

How to switch off VSC on a Lexus GS430 - News - Automobile Magazine



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The only icon I get when I do this on my 2008 is the traction control icon. Just FYI, I believe this is normal.
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You have to do the dance with a 2008 model. The button came in '09.
Oh, my mistake

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I've got a 2006 rav which I picked up in fall. I've been eagerly waiting for snow so I could play around. I've spent some time on the race track and grew up on the farm where any corner was an open invitation for "backing it in."

When snow did arrive I was sorely disappointed when the VSC turned my rav into nothing more than a wimpering puppy! I did some searching and found the "dance." It works like a charm and allows one to now steer with the throttle.

However, we just had a good 5-6 inches and I was doing some pretty large doughnuts in an uncleared parking lot. There was packed snow on the asphalt with the new snow on top making it perfect. I put the rav through its paces for no more than 2-3 minutes and, after attracting quite a few spectators, then called it quits. I parked it shortly afterwards and when exiting the rav noticed a hot oil smell. I did notice the next day a teaspoon of oil on the garage floor under the centre of rav. It's been a week since with no more dripping.

What's up with this? Is this 4WD so light-weight that it can't handle a few doughnuts? If this was on asphalt I could understand it...

Thanks for your thoughts.

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