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Old 04-02-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Downshifted to 2nd, popped a Stabiltrak code.

I downshifted to 2nd in competition mode, at 42mph, and stabiltrak service message came up plus my ABS, traction loss, SBTK lights came on. Any one else had this happen ever?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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My service stabiltrak has been coming on after putting the ecs kit on. Im not sure why its doing it
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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It seems like its stressing the system to where itll disable itself to prevent damage..??
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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Downshifted into second? In my years of driving a stick....thats typically a no no unless autocrossing at low speeds.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #5
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Downshifted into second? In my years of driving a stick....thats typically a no no unless autocrossing at low speeds.
Just curious, why is that a no no? At proper speeds, you get in the power band better.

P.S don't take my question the wrong way, i just want to hear your reasoning.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #6
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Downshifted into second? In my years of driving a stick....thats typically a no no unless autocrossing at low speeds.
Somebody gave you some bad information. There is nothing at all wrong with downshifting to 2nd gear. Ideally it should be done with a proper rev match to smooth things out. But even without a rev match it shouldn't cause any problems as long as you're not overreving the motor.

I'm not sure what went wrong for the OP. Perhaps he could provide some more details.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #7
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Downshifted into second? In my years of driving a stick....thats typically a no no unless autocrossing at low speeds.
I don't see anything wrong downshifting into second.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:11 PM   #8
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I would contact your dealer and see if they could explain this. Do you drive an auto, or manual?

I dont mean to sidetrack this thread but can someone explain to me what would make one drive in competition mode opposed to turning TC/STBTRK off in L99? I originally used comp mode but it wouldn't allow me to do a brake stand to warm my tires up so recently I've been driving with everything off.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #9
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Do the lights all turn off and go away after you've parked it for a while?

My car had the same lights come on (but in my case, it wasn't because of down-shifting) but after I parked it and let it sit over night, the lights didn't come back on after I started it back up.

I tried taking it to the dealership to have them diagnose it, but they couldn't "replicate" the problem. I think it's just one of those random gremlins...
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:18 PM   #10
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I would contact your dealer and see if they could explain this. Do you drive an auto, or manual?

I dont mean to sidetrack this thread but can someone explain to me what would make one drive in competition mode opposed to turning TC/STBTRK off in L99? I originally used comp mode but it wouldn't allow me to do a brake stand to warm my tires up so recently I've been driving with everything off.
I think he has a 1le so its a manual.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:19 PM   #11
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I think he has a 1le so its a manual.
Haha that would make sense; I failed to recognize that.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:34 PM   #12
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Well, i went to pass a dump truck- shifted, rev matched just enough so it didnt just drop into gear or wreck the clutch and my dashboard lit up lol, it only puts you at 3800 or so- ideal rev range to pass i figured... dont think its near over revving the motor or anything of that nature.

And yes the lights did go away after leaving it in the parking garage for approx. an hour (At gym)
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #13
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Haha that would make sense; I failed to recognize that.
i do have a manual- 1le and all but even then i have stopped using competition mode as it almost killed me by cutting power in traffic one day
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:37 PM   #14
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What do you mean cutting power!?!? I didnt even know that happened...that's scary
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