Secret button I found on my car

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  1. cornflakes

    cornflakes New Member

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    The rattling issue has been fixed by using a hose clamp on the exhaust, but today I just realized there was
    a secret button behind the steering wheel. I pressed the button and it went into off mode. When I turned the car on, the rumbling of the exhaust was much louder than before. My exhaust has one of those valves/flaps inside that seems to be controlled something as a wire is connected to the lever but not sure if this button is what it is.

    So the exhaust is very loud (like a very angry grumbling rumble) but then when I pressed the secret button back "ON" the sound went off and was back to normal.

    Is anyone familiar with this sort of setup? Is that button a switch to activate/de-activate the valve in the exhaust to create the turbo sound etc? I just got the car 2 weeks ago so I didn't even know there was a button. Still not sure what that button does other than it seems to make my exhaust much louder when its off, but when its turned on it's just the normal aftermarket grumble sound.
     
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    That would be electric exhaust cutouts. When they're open, its very loud. Close them up and its back to normal
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    ha, its an electric cutout switch, that's awesome!
     
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    Oh thank you. Now what exactly does this do? Why is it on my car? Is it just for noise or does it actually have any other function?
     
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    the5.ohh Legend

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    Basically it bypasses the mufflers and most likely your cats if you have any. resulting in a very loud exhaust note when they're open. When you close them its back to normal. Most people buy them strictly for sound, although for drag racing they net you a few more hp but its nothing noticable.
     
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    Ok thanks....I'll have to check under the car again to see where it cuts off. I only remember seeing a valve inside the exhaust tip on the right side. The left side doesn't have a valve inside the exhaust pipe. I just checked some videos on youtube it looks like some cut off way in the middle/center of the car underneath and valves open up there.
     
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    post pics of the switch and the valves.
     
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    here are what mine look like and sound like.
    [video=youtube;GV68IN3XbY8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV68IN3XbY8[/video]

    Love em! I know a place that you can wire up a wide open throttle switch so that when you floor it, it will open the cut outs for 30 secs and then close them automaticall.
     
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    I am interested. ^
     
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    Magic "make exhaust louder" button... Good find!
     
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    Little grave digging here, what brand did you go with? Few friends have them but they went with ebay ones, am too picky to buy cheap ebay ones..

    Are they QTP?
     
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