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Hi guys and gals
I like to disconnect my abs on my 2009 Touareg to gain better control on step descents on lose surfaces or loss of contact with one or two wheels.
Has anyone else done this successfully? Or is there a post about it already? I did look for it but was unsuccessful
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Going up terrains like this can be a bit of a butt clencher, but going down would be outright uncomfortable.
thanks for your help
Yogie
 

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Hi guys and gals
I like to disconnect my abs on my 2009 Touareg to gain better control on step descents on lose surfaces or loss of contact with one or two wheels.
Has anyone else done this successfully? Or is there a post about it already? I did look for it but was unsuccessful View attachment 242838
Going up terrains like this can be a bit of a butt clencher, but going down would be outright uncomfortable.
thanks for your help
Yogie
Disconnect abs? Or switch off traction control.
When on steep descent, given the right conditions, the descent control will kick in.. ie don't touch brakes etc...
 

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As above, in low ratio the car will descend a 1 in 3 under complete control - just don't touch the brakes and let the car do its job.
 

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I know that later models have got a hill decent mode by a push button. I don’t think mine 2009 v6 tdi has got it, but I don’t know. How would I find out besides going down a steep hill without using my breaks😂😳
 

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I know that later models have got a hill decent mode by a push button. I don’t think mine 2009 v6 tdi has got it, but I don’t know. How would I find out besides going down a steep hill without using my breaks😂😳
Hi Yogie,
I have the V6TDI 2007 facelift (6 speed auto) and it does have the hill descent capability.
It only operates when in Low Range and 1st gear manually selected. The transmission has a specific braking configuration enabled when in Low/1st gear.
Some info can be found here: https://www.clubtouareg.com/attachments/self-study-program-951703_09d_transmission-pdf.221067 (see page 31)
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Nice action photo. (y)
Avoid that bloody big rock on the right there when testing your decent mode. 😬
 
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