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raider60
01-08-2005, 12:21 PM
On the traction control switch, when the button is pushed and the light is on does it mean that the traction control is engaged or disengaged? Thanks--also, I bought my Cobra in August, and have yet to receive my certificate of authenticity from SVT. Is this unusual? Thanks again.

97whitevert
01-08-2005, 12:37 PM
traction control is ON untill you turn it off. I think the light is ON when tc is on. (trying to remember with out going outside here...) :D

as far as the cert., did you buy it new from the dealer? either way, I would call 1 800 ford svt and request it!

sssvtcobra
01-08-2005, 12:59 PM
When you push it the T/C button and the light comes on then the T/C is off. I'm not sure if you automatically get the certificate from SVT when you buy a car brand new or not. I just bought a new '04 and haven't seen my cerificate yet, but it's only been about 2-3 weeks. But if I was you I would call SVT, August seems like along time.

Hope this helps

SVTcobra04
01-08-2005, 01:19 PM
sss,yould get it soon.I got mine in about a month.and yea when the light is on , on the traction control button it means its off.The traction control will set to default( on ) when you start the car.I suggest keeping it on for the tires sake:D

sssvtcobra
01-08-2005, 01:46 PM
I hope so, I can't waite to get it framed with a good matting, and put it in our "little" office here at the house, the office is also my car room. I put all my car stuff in there. Stuff for shows, magazines, trophies, die-cast models, R.C. cars, etc....

ausie
01-08-2005, 02:42 PM
The TC is off when the light is on. Think of it as a performance button, when you want the raw performance press the button and the light turns on. :D

I called up SVT and asked when the certificates will be sent, they said they will begin mailing them out in Late December. I have not received mine yet either. In fact, I never got the one for the 01 even after calling for it. I will have to see if things are different for the 04.

crunchit
01-08-2005, 07:36 PM
Yeah, what they all said. Welcome to the board:thumbsup:.

raider60
01-09-2005, 01:00 AM
Thanks everyone. I bought my Cobra in August, and still haven't received my certificate. I will call SVT Monday, and post any pertinent information.

SVTcobra04
01-09-2005, 07:41 PM
i bought mine in august to.

Cobra4me
01-09-2005, 09:59 PM
I don't know about the 04's but when I called they said I had to fax a registeration. The fax number is 313-621-2500
Robk

blk04cobra1
01-10-2005, 08:26 AM
or you could just buy a Predator and have it turned off completely :D

raider60
01-10-2005, 11:35 PM
Thanks for the information. It is kind of odd because a few months ago they said that the would mail the cerificates out. I tried to call SVT today, but kept getting a recording. Blck04cobra1--I'm not sure what a predator is--but that's okay. I'm probably the only person here who is planning on keeping his Cobra stock.

InfamousSVT
01-10-2005, 11:56 PM
I'm probably the only person here who is planning on keeping his Cobra stock. STOCK:scratch: ? What's that?:D

SVTcobra04
01-11-2005, 06:50 AM
mine is still stock:( :( but come spring it wont be:burnout:

blk04cobra1
01-11-2005, 08:18 AM
the Predator is a tuning device that allows you to turn off traction control completely and tune your car to run a little better, so you dont have to push the button everytime you get in the car...I never drove with mine on, so I disabled it...also took care of that pesky seat belt alarm with a pair of scissors :D

beerkat
01-11-2005, 10:05 AM
I have gotten in the habbit of always turning the TC off after starting the car. It is no fun pulling out into heavy traffic and having the TC cut the engine power, car does kind of a nose dive and you run the risk of getting rearended.:eek:

crunchit
01-11-2005, 03:40 PM
I have gotten in the habbit of always turning the TC off after starting the car. It is no fun pulling out into heavy traffic and having the TC cut the engine power, car does kind of a nose dive and you run the risk of getting rearended.:eek:
Same here. It's automatic for me now when I start my car. Jumped out across a turnpike one night and almost sent my girlfriend through the windshield when I banged second.:mad:

Verrrry dangerous safety mechanism for a 400+ horsepower car.

sssvtcobra
01-11-2005, 04:27 PM
I got ahold of SVT yesterday and asked them about the cerificates and when a person should recieve theirs? They told me it takes about 3 months (usually), and if anybody recieved theirs before that, then they got lucky, and their dealership was on top of things.

Blk04cobra1~I noticed you said you cut your wires to get rid of that pain the a$$ reminder chime for the seatbelt, I just wanted to let you know that in the manual there is a way to disengage the chime. Although cutting wires is probably easier :thumbsup: I disengaged mine the day I bought the car :D

Jeff

Firme
01-11-2005, 04:33 PM
:spoke: you guys should always wear your sealt belts :edmond:

sssvtcobra
01-11-2005, 05:05 PM
I wear mine 99% of the time :rolleyes: But I live 2 minutes from work, and I work graveyard, so not many of those nice, friendly, caring, protecting, officers of the law out :rotf: Plus anytime your just stopped and talking to somebody and the car is on that damn thing can drive you :crazy: But jsut waite until the windows are tinted just as dark if not darker than a limo, then I'm pretty sure I'll still wear it 99% of the time :rotf:

beerkat
01-12-2005, 09:27 AM
, I just wanted to let you know that in the manual there is a way to disengage the chime. Although cutting wires is probably easier :thumbsup: I disengaged mine the day I bought the car :D

Jeff
Thanks you the info on being able to turn off the seat belt chimes. I wear my belt all the time around town. Burt when I am on track I wear a harness and get tried of the chimes going off.:thumbsup:

sssvtcobra
01-12-2005, 11:17 AM
Hey, no problem. I hate that chime. It even does it when the car is on but not running, doesn't make since.

NewFoundPower
01-12-2005, 11:30 AM
Since I am being lazy, could you guys tell me how to disengage that stupid seatbelt alarm?


-D-

sssvtcobra
01-12-2005, 11:39 AM
It's pretty easy.
1. Shut all the doors, and turn off lights.
2. Put car in nuetral
3. Turn the key to the on position, but do not start
4. You will see the seatbelt reminder light come on
5. After it shuts off, (takes about 2 minutes) you must buckle, then unbuckle the seat belt 3 times ending with it being unbuckled. Then turn the headlights on then off. Then buckle and unbuckle the seatbelt 3 more times. All under 60 seconds.
6. Then the seatbelt light comes back on for about 3-4 seconds.
7. After the light shuts off, you then have to buckle and unbuckle the seatbelt 1 more time within 7 seconds of the light shutting off.
8. You will notified if it worked by the light flashing 4 times, after the last step.

Do those simple steps and your chimes will go away for ever :thumbsup:
Hope you can understand all that.

blk04cobra1
01-12-2005, 01:49 PM
you do the hokie pokie and you turn yourself around...that's what it's all about :bounce:

Im not trying to be an ass, all though it may come off that way, but it took all of 30seconds to find the wire and snip it...but you could avoid that by following those detailed instructions above...i guess im just too impatient