SmartStartStop (ESS Disabler) available now

  1. henkler

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    I signed up to be notified when this was released. Just got this email and ordered mine today.

     
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    To each their own. This looks like a completely reversible 60-second install to me.

    Didn't know about the TazerJL being able to disable ESS, but I'm still happy with this route as it looks simpler and solves the problem.
     
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    If that's all your after just disabling the ESS unplug the green wire on the main battery and your done. Free
     
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    That sounds like it will throw a light
     
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    I installed my SmartStop yesterday, and now I just need to learn not to press this stupid ESS button anymore :cwl:

    It was a satisfying feeling to install it and rid myself of one of the stupidest, automotive ideas of “gas saving” ever.

    Feedback:
    - The area where the plug is located is tight, so you will need patience and a light to see the connectors.
    - The plug’s tab is facing away from you (facing toward the firewall of the vehicle). The SmartStop has a connector identical to the one that you will remove, so you can familiarize yourself with the location of the release-tab.
    - It is worth every penny.
     
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    What a great idea , as soon as I get my 2019 JL I will be ordering one of these. Pulling a wire under the hood and having a warning light on the dash is stupid and not an option for me.
     
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    Yes.

    I popped out the panel below the steering wheel and it helped immensely. Hopefully, they update their installation guide to include this step in the future.
     
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    emailed the company about the 2019 applications and they said they are 99% sure it’s the same as 18 but need to test it first. They were very helpful and responded quickly. This will be the first first mod on my 19 JL.
     
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    @Solidaxle

    Indeed, the SmartStopStart plays well, lets say with both the 2018 and 2019 3.6 and 2.0 JL.

    What a terrific little gadget the unit is. Install takes less then say 5 min. tops. Very easy to install for most anyone.

    Today, I had a chance to really fool, lets say with my SmartSopStart...

    Was in lots of stop and go traffic for much of the day.... so I did my best to try to get the SmartStopStart to hiccup.

    No way could I get it to. It works flawlessly. Never stumbles. It remembers exactly what your last choice was ...as in ESS Off or ESS On. You just can't get it to hiccup as I said.

    Reality is, FCA should have the JL set-up in way that mimics what the SmartStop Start does.

    @SmartStopStart.com .... you have a terrific product!

    I'm the type that quickly point out ... condemn a product offering that has shortcomings, does not live up to the manufacturer's claims, live up to the hype...

    Well, I can speak no evil about your product.. It is a pleasure to have installed on my 2018JL Rubicon.

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    Great product installed it today. Only wish I would’ve purchased it sooner!!!
     
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    I’ve had mine installed for a few days and it is working perfectly. One thing I like about it is that it remembers your last setting.
     
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