ABS/TC OFF dongle- Giulia/Stelvio
Switching off the ABS/ESC system
Turn the DNA button to the A or N position.
Insert the ABS/TC off dongle into the EOBD plug. The green LED indicates that there is
power on the dongle. The red LED is for optional Bluetooth communication and will flash.
The ABS and ESC and thus the traction control can be switched off via the D-position of the
DNA button. Switching on or off requires that the car is stationary. It does not matter whether
the engine is running or not.Also the position of the gear shift or automatic mode is not
important.We recommend the neutral position with a manual gearbox, the P-position with an
automatic gearbox. Also the useage of the foot brake or hand brake has no influence.
When you choose the D-position the following happens:
The ABS, ESC, red exclamation mark and, for most versions, the “Forward Collision Warning
OFF” lights up.
The warning messages (accompanied by an audible tone) which appear on the screen
between the tachometer and speedometer are successively:
• “ABS not available”
The wheels can now lock under very hard braking
• “Have the braking system checked”
This is a general warning
• “ESC (Electronic Stability Control) not available”
This system controls, amongst other things, the conscious Traction Control as well as
over- and understeer.
• “Have electronic parking brake checked”
The parking brake does not work anymore.
• “Hill Holder control not available”
The car is no longer held on a small slope with driving away
• “AST not available”
AST stands for Alfa Steering Torque). In dangerous situations (eg with hard braking
on surfaces with different grip) it influences the power steering, so that the driver can
imagine how he should keep the steering wheel to improve the stability of the
vehicle. Something that a real driver hates.
A few moments later, two more messages appear:
• “Automatic Highbeam not available”
• “FCW operation limited camera front check”
For cars with electronic shock absorbers the warning appears that it “requires maintenance”.
However it switches to the “hard” configuration.
After a few cycles of the above warnings, the warning messages stop and the normal display
reappears. This can be accelerated by pressing the button on the right steering rod. This
allows the cycles to be pressed until the normal display is visible again. The warning lights in
the cluster display will remain on.
Switching on the ABS/ESC system
Re-enabling the ABS is done simply by turning the DNA knob back to N or A. Switching on
takes about 4 seconds and one can hear that everything is being activated again. When you
hold your foot on the brake pedal, you will feel a reaction from re-engaging ABS system in
the brake pedal.
Note: switching off the electronic parking brake still works but the parking brake is no longer
applied. Always set the car flat, or keep the foot on the brake pressed or put the automatic
gearbox in P.
Alfissimo International/Squadra Tuning will not accept any liability for damage caused in any way by using our
ABS/TC off dongle. Use of it is entirely at own risk in any form whatsoever.
We state emphatically that the use of the ABS/TC off dongle on the public road is not legal,
because the Giulia and Stelvio are standardly equipped with safety systems that belong to
the type approval. By disabling these systems, the Giulia and Stelvio no longer meet all
requirements concerning this type of approval. The ABS/TC off dongle is therefore “For track
use ONLY” and “NOT road legal”.
The ABS/TC off dongle was specially developed for the Alfa Romeo Giulia/Stelvio 2.0
Turbo/2.2 JTDm models. Therefore, do NOT use the dongle in any other type of car.
Att: The ABS/TC off dongle is NOT ment to be connected to the car 24/7. It could drain
the battery. Remove the ABS/TC off dongle before leaving the car.
* Special order ~7-10 days. Not a stocked item.