So I made this video to demonstrate how to disable traction control on my MK4 2001 Jetta 1.8t. My car did not come with the traction control button, commonly known as ASR/ESP button.

Do this at your own risk.

I do not know if this works on any other VW car, motor, or otherwise. I do know it does work on mine.

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Comments

    • Leonmaster
      Leonmaster

      Did not work!

      about 1 year ago
    • Leonmaster
      Leonmaster

      Was this a permanent fix or did the light ever come back? This light got triggered on my 04 Jetta due to a sudden jolt my car is a 5 speed and soon after my check engine light came on, I tried your tip and both TC and check engine light turned off. Thanks for now dude!

      about 1 year ago
    • john mar
      john mar

      thanks man, how do you apply to 2001 s38l g202 fault-raw sensor?can i just disconnect/?

      about 2 years ago
    • London Alan88
      London Alan88

      front wheel sensor

      about 3 years ago
    • Jeffrey Levesque
      Jeffrey Levesque

      some one can help me and tell me how to do it on a honda accord 2000 plz its automatic

      about 4 years ago
    • FockYouMang
      FockYouMang

      That's the color scheme I had in my 01 Wolfsburg. I bought it brand new of the show room floor never driven, used. A corporation bought it but never picked it up so they paid for it. VW Credit got $50,000 for that car. It was totaled and wanted to fix $19,500 worth of damage on a $24,500 car. They have me two deductible cheeks by mistake and I thought they were from two separate accidents

      about 4 years ago
    • Downshift Addicts
      Downshift Addicts

      got the same car but does the automatic tranny have that option also with out the button

      about 4 years ago
    • HighFiveGuy13
      HighFiveGuy13

      I've got a button that lets me turn ASR on and off in my 2002 jetta. Light comes on and everything, would that work? I read somewhere that it's only secondary traction control though so not sure if I still need to mess with MAF. What do you think?

      about 4 years ago
    • FockYouMang
      FockYouMang

      just clip the green wire that is behind the passenger front side connecting to the abs wire and you can disable traction control and abs if that is what you want it is the truly easiest way of doing so but you will not have your abs brakes. Also not everyone likes ABS brakes like myself unless it is snowing, because I'm from New England. Boston, Massachusetts that's the only time i like using ABS brakes. But do not forget if you do not depress your recirculation button the brake chime that is the same as when you drive with the emergency brake up will keep chiming. Good Luck

      about 4 years ago
    • Daquan Jr.
      Daquan Jr. In reply to FockYouMang

      snow is exactly the opposite when abs benefits you.

      about 3 years ago
    • Hselus
      Hselus

      about 4 years ago
    • Karly GANJAH
      Karly GANJAH

      Hello man ! Thanks you so much for all these revelations. Now I can speed with my car ... Thanks you so much again...

      about 4 years ago
    • serg Rod
      serg Rod

      Some help!!! I have a 2005 GTI and the armcontrol got bad at the same time the light came on, now I fix the problem whit the armcontrol but the light still on ( how can I turn it off)??????

      about 4 years ago
    • neshra54
      neshra54

      Thanks a million man. I am a smog tech for the past 11 years in LA. I have seen it all, but today i had this 2001 jetta equipped with ASR with no button. I was NOT able to dyno test it because it was keep braking on me. I was the fifth shop customer  was trying with no success until i saw your video and it worked perfectly. You just made me  $ 68 that i was about to loose due to not being able to smog that car. Awesome video.

      about 5 years ago
    • Renegade Gamer234
      Renegade Gamer234

      Dude your a idiot your over revving the engine and your wasting rubber idiot.

      about 5 years ago
    • MR_TNT_OUTBURSTS
      MR_TNT_OUTBURSTS In reply to Renegade Gamer234

      +Renegade Gamer234 you have to have fun every here and there.

      about 3 years ago
    • XPLOIT
      XPLOIT In reply to Renegade Gamer234

      He had parking brake on

      about 4 years ago
    • iwferto
      iwferto In reply to Renegade Gamer234

      @Leigh McPhee god your dumb. God bless you

      about 4 years ago
    • Renegade Gamer234
      Renegade Gamer234 In reply to Renegade Gamer234

      shut up

      about 4 years ago
    • David Shillinglaw
      David Shillinglaw In reply to Renegade Gamer234

      "your a idiot" Jesus christ dude shut up you said idiot twice in the same sentence. Your clicked on a video that's about turning off your traction contol, what the hell did you expect?

      about 5 years ago
    • milldabeast519
      milldabeast519

      toyota yaris ,stupid drift....lol

      about 5 years ago
    • Quick Victim
      Quick Victim

      Did that fix it? im having the SAME ISSUE as you

      about 6 years ago
    • Vinícius Padilha
      Vinícius Padilha

      que bosta

      about 6 years ago
    • Michael Agnew
      Michael Agnew

      This is odd, I always assumed that MK4's that didn't have the button didn't have the system.

      about 6 years ago
    • Michael Agnew
      Michael Agnew

      What's really funny is that our cars say 'Unleaded fuel only' on the fuel gauge, but leaded fuel hasn't been used in our cars since the 70's. You think that's bad, you should hear our cars ding...when you turn the ignition on, when you open a door. Because we need to be reminded that we're in a car.

      about 6 years ago
    • NonConformistable
      NonConformistable

      Funny how stupid Americans are, they even have a reminder on the fuel gauge to tell them what petrol their car uses.

      about 6 years ago
    • MR Stonedalot
      MR Stonedalot In reply to NonConformistable

      It's for women u dumb fuck

      about 29 days ago
    • LunchablesFan2001
      LunchablesFan2001 In reply to NonConformistable

      ?

      about 5 months ago
    • cars18atwork
      cars18atwork

      you wrong about no traction control so learn a bit

      about 6 years ago
    • Riley Simpkins
      Riley Simpkins In reply to cars18atwork

      You are bad at grammar and punctuation, so learn a bit.

      about 2 years ago
    • fordwindsor351
      fordwindsor351

      that just seems crazy for in my van, its a simple push of a button to shut it off

      about 6 years ago
    • Mike Kostelnik
      Mike Kostelnik

      When I unplug my mass airflow sensor, The glowplug light turns on...

      about 7 years ago
    • danielmad
      danielmad

      i don't think you turned off your esp, all you did was turn off your MFA sensor, and what the light is, is a engine code light, because the sensor was disconnected.

      about 7 years ago
    • Rosty
      Rosty

      it's risky to unplug the maf while the car is on...you can damage that little 200$ sensor...

      about 7 years ago
    • jchangtorres
      jchangtorres

      @XholdstillX THANKKK YOUUU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIMEEEEE! I should unplged the batery before. Thank you any way! .. The light will stay there.. however it's under my undertanding that the airbags will still working.. Thank you one more time for your timeeeeee!. Enjoy a great wekk .. and your family staty alway well

      about 7 years ago
    • XholdstillX
      XholdstillX

      @jchangtorres
      The air bag light is just an indicator that there's an issue with the Air Bag SRS System. Since you removed the one or both of the front seats, which contain airbags in them they are probably not being recognized by the ECU. I would make sure you connected all the wires up correctly under the seats, and the connectors are not damaged. If they are both good. Possibly disconnecting the battery for a few minutes MAY clear the light assuming everything is connected.

      about 7 years ago
    • jchangtorres
      jchangtorres

      BRother it looks that you know how to play with the electric side of the JEtta!!.. (crazy) however.. I removed the front seat to be clean and unplagged them, to be complete removed. By the time I placed back and reconect plugs (while I was leasing to the radio) and them. I start the car and ride it.. and the FRONT AIRBAG light is on.. can you help me to take the light off.. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

      about 7 years ago
    • tytig94
      tytig94

      Someone suggested t o remove the traction control fuse, I think that might be a better idea because removing the MAF while running can damage the sensor.

      about 8 years ago
    • Sayed Kumayl Abbas
      Sayed Kumayl Abbas

      @XholdstillX yeah thanks a lot i got my yaris to a mechanic and the wire was broken.

      about 8 years ago