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Old 09-27-2020, 04:14 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Samurai Jack View Post
There is no way you are going to be able to permanently shut off that feature. The whole idea is to promote fuel savings by not having the engine running when you are stopped in traffic.

I've read where people have attempted to permanently shut it off by dicking around with the ECU / sensors.

The end result was they shut it off, but created a number of other issues with other systems in the car which are difficult to correct, if at all.

To be a little bit more accurate, it's the fact that an engine not running is not putting emissions into the air. Fuel savings is a nice byproduct of that.

And, no, as stated already, it cannot be permanently turned off. Gotta turn it off with every cycle of the ignition.
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