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Ive searched and not found what i wanted.

My cars stuck at the bottom of what is a rather dam small hill.
Ive turned off the esp system which got me further up but 1/2 way up the car still cuts the power so this iam guessing is the cars traction control kicking in.

How do i turn this OFF? As its doing my head in that a £250 banger drove past me and straight up in his first go.
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Steve

Ps my Cars not 235/35/R19 which i know are hardly snow tyres and its also tuned as well if this makes any difference.
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I thought about letting air out but running the 35 side wall doesnt give me much room for letting air out and ill be more p**sed off writing off my nice wheels.
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Have you tried sticking it in first gear and pulling away with no revs, dont touch the accelerator and just let it crawl up the hill nice and slowly.... Nice and slow is the way to tackle it....
 

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QUOTE(mbaker @ 21 Dec 2009, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Have you tried sticking it in first gear and pulling away with no revs, dont touch the accelerator and just let it crawl up the hill nice and slowly.... Nice and slow is the way to tackle it....

Tryed this also i tryed the steady away approch the first 5/6times then was totaly P**sed off so did the floor it approch and sat then looking a total toss pot.
The question is surly u can turn off ESP AND Traction control even if its hold the ESP buttong for 30secs.
 

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Not necessarily, a lot of cars you cant completely turn the systems off. Even if you could, i dont think your going to achieve anything to be honest, if the wheels are spinning at tickover in first, then even if you get teh TC to turn off fully, all thats going to happen is when the tyres loose grip you will sit there with the wheels spinning....
 

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Have you tried using 2nd or even 3rd gear to pull away?? I've not even used 1st gear since Thursday and I've not had any problems on the hills!
 

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let some air out does wonders i don`t mean run them flat but dropping them 10-15 psi will do no harm they prob won`t even really look deflated

on the scoob i used to pull the abs fuse to stop it kicking in poss to do with TC?
 

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QUOTE(dave619 @ 21 Dec 2009, 05:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Have you tried using 2nd or even 3rd gear to pull away?? I've not even used 1st gear since Thursday and I've not had any problems on the hills!+1, and,just "tickle" the throttle, keep the revs right down low as poss
 

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I try it in 3rd with minimal revs as others have suggested. Also drop a bit of pressure in your tyres (mainly the fronts). Blow em back up once you're out.

Long shot but you could also take a load of salt down to the car and pour trails up the path you will be taking.
 

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all sound advice just tryed again but its dropped colder and its just a sheet of ice under the slushy snow, will just have to walk places instead. Cars parked safe plus walking everywhere is saving money.
 

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QUOTE(gtjunior @ 21 Dec 2009, 07:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>all sound advice just tryed again but its dropped colder and its just a sheet of ice under the slushy snow, will just have to walk places instead. Cars parked safe plus walking everywhere is saving money.

probably too late now as it sounds as though you have abandoned the car
- but reversing up the hill should do it...
 
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