Permanently disable auto stop/start?

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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

Postby Bilbo - October 10th, 2017, 6:18 am

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
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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

Postby Charles - August 6th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Found a YouTube tonight that might be what you are looking for. It involves the program Forscan (available at 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:

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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

Postby 14theRoad - August 16th, 2018, 2:43 pm

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
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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

Postby Jossef12 - February 12th, 2019, 9:34 pm

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.
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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

Postby Jossef12 - March 8th, 2020, 7:12 am

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.
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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

Postby hlh1 - May 5th, 2020, 8:23 am

Here ya go:

I have one on my 19 Escape and it works great.
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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

Postby bangster - May 5th, 2020, 5:01 pm

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.
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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

Postby Escapeism - June 14th, 2020, 6:55 pm

hlh1 wrote:Here ya go:

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

Have been using this for a couple months. Best purchase ever.
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Re: Permanently disable auto stop/start?

Postby thesavo - June 16th, 2020, 12:15 am

Forscan to the rescue. I haven't made this mod, but give it a try.

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