500 Madness
 
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: ESC switch?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Thunderbolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Near Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    369
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 101 Times in 75 Posts

    ESC switch?

    In my quick-start user manual, they show a switch above the foglight switch marked ESC (electronic stability control). I don't have this switch. Does this mean I cannot switch off the ESC? Not that I think I'd want to, just wondering. I don't know the build date of my car (yet), but I've only had it for 2 days and am still figuring it out.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Mini Cord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 86 Times in 62 Posts
    Is yours an Automatic?

    If so, the ESC button should be right beside the gear lever.

    The ESC button will turn off the Traction control, but we can't turn off the Stability control.

    Fiat 500 Abarth 2013 - Fiat 500 Sport 2012
    Austin Mini Moke 1965
    www.minipassionmini.com

  3. #3
    Senior Member bryanintowson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Towson, MD
    Posts
    1,005
    Thanks
    377
    Thanked 221 Times in 165 Posts
    I have a Lounge and I do not have the ESC OFF switch, either. I had a Pop as a rental and it did have that switch. I suppose FIAT assumed Lounge owners wouldnt want to turn ESC off. Jonathan (FIATCares) care to chime in on this one?

  4. #4
    Fiat Top Care Specialist FiatCares's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan
    Posts
    1,025
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 354 Times in 230 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bryanintowson View Post
    I have a Lounge and I do not have the ESC OFF switch, either. I had a Pop as a rental and it did have that switch. I suppose FIAT assumed Lounge owners wouldnt want to turn ESC off. Jonathan (FIATCares) care to chime in on this one?
    I checked the User's manual and it states on page 228-230 that each vehicle (auto, manual) have it. On the manual trans, the off switch should be under the a/c controls, on the automatic transmission, its off to the right of the gear shifter. If its in neither of these areas, as the manual indicates, check the instrument cluster display.. it may be in those menus.

  5. #5
    Account deleted
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    393
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 63 Times in 52 Posts
    Here is a pic of the ESC button on my auto lounge. Kinda hard to see, but gives you an idea of were to look.
    1.jpg

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to unknown_eyes For This Useful Post:

    bryanintowson (04-17-2012)

  7. #6
    Senior Member Thunderbolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Near Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    369
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 101 Times in 75 Posts
    Awesome; it's an auto and yes there's an ESC button just to the right of the shifter that I swear I never saw before you guys told me where to look! lol

  8. #7
    Senior Member bryanintowson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Towson, MD
    Posts
    1,005
    Thanks
    377
    Thanked 221 Times in 165 Posts
    RoadRace Motorsports
    Get out! After driving the Pop and seeing it where the foglights are - I never would have looked there!

Similar Threads

  1. Plug and play wireless kill switch for our Fiat 500 even Maxwell can install
    By HotFIAT.com in forum Fiat 500 General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-05-2011, 01:34 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •