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A snow/ice storm and my A4Q (longish)...

In message <332EA56C.167EB0E7@fmrco.com> John Legelis writes:

> Nits:  This is my first car with ABS, and while I don't deny it's
> ability to stop a car on the slick stuff I have found the the lack of a
> switch to defeat the system impairs my ability to determine how slick
> the roads actually are.  In non-ABS cars I can judge road conditions by
> gently pressing on the brake, while feeling for impending wheel lockup. 
> ABS doesn't allow me to do this test, or a least makes it harder to
> judge these matters since the ABS pulsations really mask any brake pedal
> feel.  Does anyone else feel this way, or do I just need to get use to
> the system?  I've even entertaind the idea of wiring in a 'defeat'
> switch to the ABS fuse...

My experiments suggest that all you have to do is break the circuit to the 
accelerometer under the rear seat.  Ten seconds later, the ABS disables itself.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club