Hay thanks fly by night I have the attached same as you sent selector ,when i push the traction control it turns on a light immediately I don't have to hold it for 5 seconds why don't I want traction control on when in snow or sand or mud? BTY Thanks for the time and feed back and I still cant figureout how those guys got the tyranny to over heat and what is active drive 1 or 2 no I dont know and will try to find out
You have Active Drive 1 (AD1), which means AWD but without a Low range (and without a transfer case Neutral as well). AD1 is less capable for off-roading, more serious off-roading that is. When in deep snow, the AD2 system (with Low range) is more efficient and using 4 Low in high rolling resistance conditions (deep snow, mud, sand, etc...) means there will be less or no AWD system overheating.
BTW : when you quickly press the stability control button, yes the light will come on, but you are only in 'Partial Off' mode. Problem is we have no visual indication of this anywhere. But trust me, haha. If you hold the button for 5 seconds, you will get into 'Full Off' mode, for traction control, but only under 35 mph (if memory serves).
So when in Full Off mode, if you speed up to more than 35 mph, the computer will silently go into Partial Off mode again.
Turning traction control off, in high rolling resistance conditions, helps prevent AWD overheating. Many here have tried different settings and have reported this to be true.