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Old 06-13-2011, 03:19 PM   #74
jonklein611
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2011 WRX Limited 5dr
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What is there to catch? You're claiming that when you hit the VDC button, that it does NOT disable VDC.

I've show you multiple times, that is not true.

Here, I'll even break it down by model:

Vehicle Dynamics Control

OFF switch (except STI) Pressing the switch to deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system can facilitate the following operations:

. a standing start on a steeply sloping road with a snowy, gravel-covered, or otherwise slippery surface
. extrication of the vehicle when its wheels are stuck in mud or deep snow

When the switch is pressed during engine operation, the Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light “ ” on the combination meter illuminates. The Vehicle Dynamics Control system will be deactivated and the vehicle will behave like a model not equipped with the Vehicle Dynamics Control system. When the switch is pressed again to reactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light “ ” turns off. With the Vehicle Dynamics Control system deactivated, traction and stability enhancement offered by Vehicle Dynamics Control system is unavailable. Therefore you should not deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system except under above-mentioned situations.

NOTE
. When the switch has been pressed to deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system automatically reactivates itself the next time the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK” position and the engine is restarted.
. If the switch is held down for 10 seconds or longer, the indicator light turns off, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is activated, and the system ignores any further pressing of the switch. To make the switch usable again, turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position and restart the engine.
. When the switch is pressed to deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the vehicle’s running performance is comparable with that of a vehicle that does not have a Vehicle Dynamics Control system. Do not deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system except when absolutely necessary.
. Even when the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is deactivated, components of the brake control system may still activate. When the brake control system is activated, the Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light illuminates.


Vehicle Dynamics Control mode switch (STI)

When the switch is pressed briefly or for more than approximately 3 seconds during engine operation, the mode of the Vehicle Dynamics Control System will be changed.

! Vehicle Dynamics Control mode
When the ignition switch is on, this mode is selected.
This mode enables all controls for ABS, the Traction Control System, and the Vehicle Dynamics Control system. Select this mode for most driving situations. When this mode is selected, the indicator light “ ” on the combination meter turns off.

! Traction mode
This mode restricts the functions of the Traction Control System and Vehicle Dynamics Control system and thus delays utilizing their functions as a reaction to vehicle behavior in comparison with the Vehicle Dynamics Control mode. This mode should be used in driving situations where the vehicle dynamic performance will improve without decreasing engine torque control. When the switch is pressed briefly during engine operation, the indicator light “ ” on the combination meter illuminates in green. When the switch is pressed again to reactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the indicator light “ ” turns off.


! Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF mode

This mode allows only the ABS control.

This mode should be used in an emergency situation such as getting out of snow or mud.

When the switch is pressed for more than approximately 3 seconds during engine operation, the indicator light “ ” on the combination meter illuminates in yellow. When the switch is pressed again to reactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the indicator light “ ” turns off.

NOTE

. When a mode other than the Vehicle Dynamics Control mode is selected, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system automatically reactivates itself the next time the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK” position and the engine is restarted.

. If the switch is held down for 10 seconds or longer, the indicator light turns off, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is activated, and the system ignores any further pressing of the switch. To make the switch usable again, turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position and restart the engine.

. When the Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF mode is selected, the vehicle’s running performance is comparable with that of a vehicle that does not have a Vehicle Dynamics Control system. Do not deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system except when absolutely necessary.

. Even when the Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF mode is selected, components of the brake control system may still activate. When the brake control system is activated, the Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light illuminates.



Now what you have been experiencing is that last bullet point. ABS can still come in and do all sorts of stuff, but it is not the VDC system. It's not using any of the VDC inputs, simply the ABS system inputs.
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