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    ASR button

    I have a 2003 Passat 1.8T equipped with ASR, but never used it before.

    I wonder when should I use it?

    If I push it in, the indicator will lit up in the console with yellow triangle, is that mean it is enabled or dis-abled?

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    Disabled. Simple, nobody wants to drive with a light on all day long. Or do you?

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    You'd better duck...

    ...'cause you're gonna get flamed.

    Anyway..."ASR" stands for Anti Slip Regulation, more commonly known as low-speed traction control. It's a system that invokes your anti-lock brakes when one freont wheel has traction and the other does not. (Generally, this occurs when turning from a stop on slippery pavement or when starting from a stop on ice.) The purpose is to slow down the spinning tire so that both tires provide grip and get you going. It's effective up to about 25 mph.

    ASR is in effect UNLESS you push the button in, which disables it. I can't remember disabling it even once in 105,000 miles on my 2001.5.

    Check your owner's manual for a decent description of the ASR function.

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    It's fun to disabled it, if you wanna do some drifts.

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    disable it when you got stuck in the snow... or you want to save some gas mileage / hard core driving...... other wise keep it actived

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    or disable it if, like mine, it comes on all the time when it shouldn't.

    No rhyme or reason though it does consistently come on when I go up one on ramp to the freeway. Car slows to 25mph or so.

    Big fun if you forget to turn it off before you get to the ramp and you have a line of cars behind you.

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    Or when darting around the city when your front tires CONVENIENTLY let loose...

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    On the 1.8T, I disabled it on any turn that I had to make quick. It would cut boost while trying to pull out. I would rather have a little wheelspin and stay in boost.

    No ASR on the 4MO. I have had 1 tire slip on the right front under full power. You can feel the power transfer.

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    high speed - always on

    around town shenanigans - off when i want it off..

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    [quote=mark_proulx;1847051 It's effective up to about 25 mph.

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    According to my 02 owner's manual, it activates above 25MPH. Up to 25MPH the EDL takes care of business.

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