I agree! Very accurate answer.I feel the urge to clarify how our "4wd" system works:
You car is always in FWD mode.
When the front wheels spin/slip, a mechanical/fluid transfer case causes the rear wheels to engage. Essentially this transfer case includes drivetrain components for the front wheels and the back wheels. When the front wheels turn faster than the rear, indicating a loss of traction, the components interact mechanically in such a way that power is transferred to the rear.
Once the front wheels regain traction (start turning at the same rate as the rear), the rear wheels are disengaged.
This happens because of fluid dynamics and physics. There is nothing electronic about it. There is no way to engage the rear wheels manually.
This is the way it is with the 2010-2012.
Honda does have an electronic system that is in the new CRV. I can't recall if it's also been included in the 2013 CT or not.
The reason why there is no light on the dash is because they carputer ostensibly has no idea that the rear wheels are being powered.
There is a separate system in the CT that removes power to one or both of the front wheels if certain conditions exists. This is the VSC that can be turned off via the button on the dash. This system is electronic and computer controlled.
Push and hold it.Quick question since the VSC came up, i pushed the button there is nothing telling me that it is off??? Is there supposed to be a light telling me its off or no? Thanks!
Thanks Xaque! I figured it out this morning.Push and hold it.
A light will come on which reads "VSC OFF" or something like that.
Push and hold it again to turn the system back on (and the light off).
You can even do it while driving. Sometimes I get bored and play around with it.
(But really, leave it on.)