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Benzadmiral

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Smartstopstart.com makes the module. It’s $140. When you shift into M mode, you have to use the paddle shifters to shift. The auto stop only happens when you come to a stop and if the car determines the engine is not needed to keep the temperature. To defeat you would toggle into M as you com to a stop. The engine will now stay running. When you pull away either toggle back into D it use the paddle shifters if you wanted to stay in M.
So I'd have to shift to M and back to D each time I came to a stop. That doesn't sound appealing.
 

LaCruise

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So I'd have to shift to M and back to D each time I came to a stop. That doesn't sound appealing.
I was just describing a way around the start/stop if you absolutely feel you do not want the car to turn off and you don't want to buy the module. But as I've said, I see no reason or need to do this. The start/stop really is unobtrusive and the engine starts immediately when you release the brake. If someone is not convinced and wants a solution to defeat the start/stop, I would get the $140 module and be done with it.
 

GMLover

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2017 Buick LaCrosse, 2010 Buick LaCrosse, 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1987 Buick Lesabre T Type
I just bought a '17 LaCrosse Essence and LOVE it. My '07 Impala transmission died at 205k miles, and looked at newer Impala and LaCrosses. Found a great deal with 22k miles. I like the new electronic shifter many here aren't fond of. Handles and rides TONS better than my Impala ever did.
 

Benzadmiral

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I was just describing a way around the start/stop if you absolutely feel you do not want the car to turn off and you don't want to buy the module. But as I've said, I see no reason or need to do this. The start/stop really is unobtrusive and the engine starts immediately when you release the brake. If someone is not convinced and wants a solution to defeat the start/stop, I would get the $140 module and be done with it.
Oh -- the module defeats the stop-start at all times? That's more like it.
 
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