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Missing info on how to disable ESC for track days

We all know when you disable the traction control on your Mustang by holding the button with your foot on the brake for 10 seconds that the traction control light comes on but that the function is not really turned off. It can reactivate, usually on track when you don't want it to activate. It happened to me on track in my 2011 Mustang GT. It caused me to spin and almost hit the wall, I've searched multiple sites and I've found everywhere where there was an explanation of how to completely deactivate the system the posts have been taken down. Some lawyer must have gotten involved. I'm particularly interested in the ABS module pin 5 modification that disables the ESC but keeps the ABS on. Please post how to do this mod or PM me with info. Thanks
 
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We all know when you disable the traction control on your Mustang by holding the button with your foot on the brake for 10 seconds that the traction control light comes on but that the function is not really turned off. It can reactivate, usually on track when you don't want it to activate. It happened to me on track in my 2011 Mustang GT. It caused me to spin and almost hit the wall, I've searched multiple sites and I've found everywhere where there was an explanation of how to completely deactivate the system the posts have been taken down. Some lawyer must have gotten involved. I'm particularly interested in the ABS module pin 5 modification that disables the ESC but keeps the ABS on. Please post how to do this mod or PM me with info. Thanks
Are you driving the car on the street? The best fix for this is the Boss 302s abs module. The modules are extremely simple to swap, so you could put it in for a track day and swap back for street use. Or leave it in and adapt to the dash lights and warning chime every 10 mins.
 

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Good point Vic - I assumed he was asking about an S197 and just realized this is in the S550 section after reading your post.

OP, what year is your car?
said 2011 Mustang GT in the first post, so I'm going to assume they're speaking of the same car. Dunno if you s197 folk get that cool useless cable us s550 cool kids get.
 

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