what does trac light off mean on this car on 2000 Lexus ES300

my lexus has been running fine; only 84,000 miles on it and yesterday he trac light off came on and is staying on; retired and not really able to spend a bundle on anything right now; any suggestions...

by in West Haven, CT on May 25, 2012
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ANSWER by on May 26, 2012
TRAC OFF usually indicates that one of the on-board modules detected a fault with the traction system and forced the Traction system to be disabled as a result. You will need to have the ECM and ABS systems scanned for fault codes. also note, that many vehicles have a button that will allow the driver to manually disable the Traction system. If you accidentally bumped that button, it will also cause that light to come on.
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COMMENT by on May 26, 2012
Hi, thanks for the reply. Would you happen to know where the button is that you spoke about; which I may have accidentally bumped?? Really appreciate your getting back to me; have a nice weekend. Pat from CT