1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Automatic Start-Stop Feature OFF as Default

yvantheterrible Jul 11, 2016

  1. yvantheterrible

    yvantheterrible New Member

    13
    8
    3
    Wonder if you good people on the other side of the pond know anything about this, I was reading on a different forum a post from an Audi tech that explained how the Start-Stop Feature could be turned off as default with an OBD2 scanner. Really interesting, don't have my new ride yet but plan on trying this after it arrives.

    Here's a link for the original post;

    http://www.audizine.com/forum/showt...as-Default?p=11729120&viewfull=1#post11729120

    If anyone is able to try or confirm please let us know.

    Here is a copy of the post;

    Hey guys, was messing around with the scan tool on my car. I was able to turn off the start/stop feature (since I think it is annoying as well). It will remain off even if you press the button for start/stop. I also eliminated the seat belt warning as well since I think it is ridiculously loud on our cars. It is in OBD - ECM - ADAPTATIONS. Hope this helps!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  3. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    7,944
    2,550
    113
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016
  4. yvantheterrible

    yvantheterrible New Member

    13
    8
    3
    Thanks for the info, seems like a lot of people are interested in having this feature off by default in North America also. Cheers.
     
  5. psychopomp1

    psychopomp1 Active Member

    314
    69
    28
    Just wondering has anybody used the above Kufatec gadget? Their website states its A4 8W (B9) compatible but I have emailed them anyway asking if it can be used with a MY18 B9. If its compatible I'm guessing this is the cheapest way to permanently disable stop/start on my car? Going to my local indy VAG specialist is probably out of the question as they would charge me at least 50 quid to get it done via VCDS.

    Cheers
     
  6. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    7,944
    2,550
    113
    Can't see why the Kufatec dongle wouodn't be compatible and yes I believe this has been used by forum contributors...
     
    psychopomp1 likes this.
  7. psychopomp1

    psychopomp1 Active Member

    314
    69
    28
    Thanks cuke, have also asked on the Carista thread as it *may* be possible to get it done via beta Carista. If so, probably works out cheaper than buying the Kufatec dongle.
     
    cuke2u likes this.
  8. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    7,944
    2,550
    113
    Ok...
     
  9. Fozzie1960

    Fozzie1960 Active Member TFSI Owners Group Team Tango saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic S-line owners group

    219
    109
    43
    Why bother recoding, just switch the damn thing off when you get in the car. I have made it part of my start up procedure, press the start/stop button, move hand a few inches to the left or right to switch off start/stop. Works for me every time.
     
    TameAutumn, psychopomp1 and Daggerit like this.
  10. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    7,944
    2,550
    113
    As has been posted several times before, if you've a stronic gearbox then placing it in sport also disables it...
     
    psychopomp1 and Daggerit like this.
  11. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

    2,332
    983
    113
    Or popping the transmission in manual mode too...
     
    cuke2u and psychopomp1 like this.
  12. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  13. WesT-gefül

    WesT-gefül Active Member Bronze Supporter

    288
    79
    28
    Especially in a 2.0 190ps diesel it’s really annoying. Quite violent restart and the delay scares me at a junction. Stopping the engine when it really shouldn’t. Our sportage was much better at judging when to turn the engine off. I never felt the need to turn it off. How Audi didn’t spot this is strange.
     
    psychopomp1 likes this.
  14. psychopomp1

    psychopomp1 Active Member

    314
    69
    28
    Yeah i know there's a hard switch for it however i've forgotten to activate the button a number of times already so would prefer a more permanent solution.

    Anyway I've ordered a Carista OBD2 dongle for 15 quid, hopefully using the beta Carista app will allow me the switch the damn thing off for good. I will post back my feedback in a day or two.
     
  15. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona saloon Audi A4 TDi S-line owners group Manual

    3,301
    922
    113
    Pressing the stop start button rarely stops it kicking in! Mine still kicks in sometimes with the button pressed. Done it in all the other B9’s I have driven as well.
     
  16. Fozzie1960

    Fozzie1960 Active Member TFSI Owners Group Team Tango saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic S-line owners group

    219
    109
    43
    Never happened on mine.
     
    WesT-gefül and Daggerit like this.
  17. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

    2,332
    983
    113
    I'm certain mine doesn't do this and will actually turn the engine back on if the button is pressed while the engine is stopped. I think there may be a fault or you've not pushed the button properly if it's happened in other ones as well... Might as well not have the button if it doesn't do anything.
     
    Fozzie1960 likes this.
  18. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    7,944
    2,550
    113
    Yes no Audi, or any other car I've driven, has exhibited the start/stop button not disabling the system unless the engine it powered off then on again.
     
    Fozzie1960 and Daggerit like this.
  19. Concerned Cat

    Concerned Cat Age & treachery will always overcome youth & skill Team Ibis Audi Avant Owner Group

    81
    45
    18
    VCDS here in West Yorkshire. I can turn it off permanently.
     
  20. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona Audi A3 S-line owners group

    163
    32
    28
    If you switch drive select modes and it goes past/to efficiency then SS will be enabled again.

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G925F met Tapatalk
     
  21. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona saloon Audi A4 TDi S-line owners group Manual

    3,301
    922
    113
    It’s definitely enabled when I’ve pressed it as the button light is on! Wish you could disable it via OBD.
     
  22. psychopomp1

    psychopomp1 Active Member

    314
    69
    28
    Well the Carista OBD2 dongle paired with the Carista app on my iPhone turned out to be useless so thats £15 down the drain :(

    I've now ordered the Kufatec dongle for £30 which *should* do the trick but at least I know I will get my money back if it doesn't work.
     

Share This Page