SmartStopStart, disable ESS the way it should have been designed

  1. flyeaglesfly

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    Ordered, fast shipping, installed in 5-10 minutes, boom no more PITA ESS.
     
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    Installed mine today. I removed the panel below the steering wheel using the steps in post #25. The install was very easy took about 15 minutes took my time getting it mounted with the velcro. Very happy with it. Shipping was fast. No more ESS annoyance!
     
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    @patternman

    SO, are you enjoying your SmartStopStart........ I know stupid question. How could you not be. I'm sure you have found that the SmartStopStart does the job and never falters. Mine works flawlessly.

    Anyway, a pleasure, right..
     
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    Its great it stays at the setting I choose.
     
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    I have been running mine for weeks and really like the simplicity of it, remove one plug from the SGW and slip this lite treasure in between and your done, no trying to remember what buttons to push as it’s truly “Plug and Play”
     
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    Just had it installed. Takes 5-10 min max. Saves a lot of aggravation from random engine restarts. This option should have been given to us from the factory. I turn the engine off myself at railroad intersections, while waiting to pick up kids, etc. to reduce unnecessary idle time. However, I do not need the car to make this decision for me.

    Reminds me... on my other vehicle, Chevy SS, with manual transmission, some genius decided that it is a good idea to put in a solenoid that prevents shifting from 1st to 2nd and force shifting into 4th, under certain acceleration conditions. I guess it is supposed to achieve better MPG. Now imagine, you are trying to perform 1-2 shift when accelerating, but the car says "no" and blocks the shift. Luckily there was also a bypass device for that.
     
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    Is there any way to activate the stop action of the ESS with a push of a button?

    For example when I'm in a drive thru and go up a little bit and I want to stop the engine is there a way to push a button to stop the engine? Or for instance when stopped at a long red light and want to kill the engine could I just push a button to activate the stop part of the ESS?
     
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    SO, are you enjoying your SmartStopStart......... Indeed, it is terrific!

    I'm sure you have found as I and many other's have, that the SmartStopStart does the job and never ever lets say stumbles. It works flawlessly on the 2018 and 2019 Wrangler JL.... 3.6 and 2.0.

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    I ordered mine today!!
     
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    Mine is running strong with no issues at all.....can’t say enough how simple this is it’s truly plug and play
     
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    I like the START STOP
     
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    For those that have installed or will be installing a SmartStopStart..

    Today, I took my 2018 JL into a local, licensed, New York State DMV Vehicle Inspection Shop/Center, for it's yearly vehicle inspection.

    Required is that the shop attach a computer to the vehicle that communicates with NYS DMV.

    The computer attaches, using a cable that plugs into your vehicle's OBDll port.

    Long story short, even though the SmartStopStart was attached at the gateway that is inline with the OBDll port, the shop's computer had no issues communicating with my JL, via the OBDll port.

    I should add.... I reached out to Steve @SmartStopStart.com prior to taking my JL in for the vehicle inspection.

    I was quite confident that there would be no issue with communication between my JL, with the SmartStopStart connected and the shops computer.... but I wanted Steve, to concur with my belief.

    Steve was quick to reply to my query. As always, Steve was more then willing and quite enthusiastic, in regard to answering questions and concerns in regard to his terrific product offering.

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    Note: IF you go to a Jeep Dealership for your State Inspection or just for routine work on your JL, DO, again, do remove the SmartStopStart from your JL.


    WOW, what a terrific product offering, the SmartStopStart is!

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    I installed one of these two weeks ago and it works great. I always forget it's even there until i check the switch panel to see what led is enabled (ess). and that's how it should be. this is a good product, thanks!
     
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    I have pretty much forgotten mine is installed
     
  15. OldGuyNewJeep

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    +1 Very satisfied customer. Great product.
     
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