I never heard that before...about disabliing the ESP. Thanks! If mine ever starts working again, I'll know how to disable it. But the light first came on just after a routine gas stop. No reason. Then this morning it was off for a while, but the next time I got in and drove it was on again. I hate these kind of elusive gremlins. We'll see.
Thank you for the secret code to turn off the ESP and ABS! As you say, this may come in very handy to get out of being stuck in the snow. Also it will increase the fun level when I find an icy vacant parking lot!
I noticed that when the systems are turned off in this fashion - that the ESP warning triangle flashes continuously and the ABS light remains ON.
Are there other 'secret codes' that we should all be aware of? How does a person discover things like this?
FYI...after several months of driving with that light on, it went out and has been working normal for several months now. Kinda weird, but either way it was ok. Still like the car. Unrelated to the light, we have one gas station in town that has no ethanol gas. It's only 90 octane, so I add some octane boost, but consistently get at least 3 mpg better. Used to be, with the ethanol in the gas, about 36-37 mpg around town. Now it's usually 40. That whole ethanol thing is so bogus, and aggravating!