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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2017, 6:18 am
by Bilbo
I sometimes find the start/stop annoying but I try to view it as just different.
One of the annoying things is that the climate system does shut down but the car becomes very quiet if your tunes aren't playing.
Another is the power steering 'kicks' as it cycles when the wheel is slightly turned.
For me it rarely works as it should because it has to restart very soon after stopping.
Drive-through lines are a good example -.-.-.-.....
So, you can restart it easily enough by just lifting your foot from the brake pedal for an instant

Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

PostPosted: August 6th, 2018, 9:51 pm
by Charles
Found a YouTube tonight that might be what you are looking for. It involves the program Forscan (available at Forscan.org) and an OBDII Reader.

Link to OBD II Scanner used in the YouTube. OHP ELMconfig Elm327 OBD2 USB with HS-Can and MS-CAN Switch for all Windows Forscan compatible with Ford and Mazda

Do this at your own risk. You can SERIOUSLY mess up your ride if you are not careful. :yes:


Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

PostPosted: August 16th, 2018, 2:43 pm
by 14theRoad
I saw the age of the thread and almost didn't reply but yes, Auto Start/Stop features can usually be programmed in the vehicle's firmware. But, as Charles mentioned recently, you need a tool that can read/write Fords proprietary commands like Forscan.

VW/Audi have a similar requirement through VCSD, it was formerly called Vag-Com.... :D

Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

PostPosted: February 12th, 2019, 9:34 pm
by Jossef12
I believe someone will come up with a way to disable it. I have researched it and isn’t required by the government. There is a device that can be bought for the F-150 that permanently disables it. Much easier to get to switch on F-150 than the Escape. (You Tube video). The Escape S does not have Auto Start/Stop.

Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

PostPosted: March 8th, 2020, 7:12 am
by Jossef12
I have disabled the start/stop on my escape. It is a device that plugs into the OBD port. Just plug it in and that’s it. Takes less than a minute.

Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

PostPosted: May 5th, 2020, 8:23 am
by hlh1
Here ya go:

https://www.autostopeliminator.com/

I have one on my 19 Escape and it works great.

Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

PostPosted: May 5th, 2020, 5:01 pm
by bangster
Not sure where they are putting $100 in gas in their tank, but that is a pretty steep price. There are a lot of those single purpose OBD port dongles and programmers, I am sure there is a little R&D to get money back for, but wow.

Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

PostPosted: June 14th, 2020, 6:55 pm
by Escapeism
hlh1 wrote:Here ya go:

https://www.autostopeliminator.com/

I have one on my 19 Escape and it works great.


Have been using this for a couple months. Best purchase ever.

Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

PostPosted: June 16th, 2020, 12:15 am
by thesavo
Forscan to the rescue. I haven't made this mod, but give it a try.

https://www.forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3218

https://youtu.be/uAQ6kiHofG0

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