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Wondering if there is a way to force the engine on when I start up, instead of starting in electric/silent.

Maybe via Tazer?
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Opening the hood will do it. But that might make driving difficult.
 

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Seriously, you can force the gas engine on by switching from ”Drive” to the manual “AutoStick” mode.

I know that doesn’t help you while you’re in ”Park” or while backing out of your driveway, but it can allow you to force the engine on shortly after take-off!
 
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Seriously, you can force the gas engine on by switching from ”Drive” to the manual “AutoStick” mode.

I know that doesn’t help you while you’re in ”Park” or while backing out of your driveway, but it can allow you to force the engine on shortly after take-off!
But not at start up right? So like if I'm outside of the jeep and hit remote start, it will always be electric and not ICE?
 

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Wondering if there is a way to force the engine on when I start up, instead of starting in electric/silent.

Maybe via Tazer?

Just curious as to why you would want this. For a more conventional car starting feel? Would the jeep even know to switch back to battery-only afterwards?

My (2.0 e-torque, fake hybrid) jeep seems to have a slight phantom parasitic draw, so basically runs the generator full power every drive.

If you left something like a dash cam plugged into the always-on rear 12V, I'd bet that the engine replenishment would activate each time.
 
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Just curious as to why you would want this. For a more conventional car starting feel? Would the jeep even know to switch back to battery-only afterwards?

My (2.0 e-torque, fake hybrid) jeep seems to have a slight phantom parasitic draw, so basically runs the generator full power every drive.

If you left something like a dash cam plugged into the always-on rear 12V, I'd bet that the engine replenishment would activate each time.
Just in case I get an exhaust and have one of those days where I can hear that bad boy purr on start up
 

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Just in case I get an exhaust and have one of those days where I can hear that bad boy purr on start up

I understand.

But we must all gird our loins for the soon-to-be-future where starting an automobile means hearing only the high-pitched whine of capacitors charging up.

Is there such a thing as a blow-off capacitor? Also, I see loud capacitor mods in the future.
 
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I understand.

But we must all gird our loins for the soon-to-be-future where starting an automobile means hearing only the high-pitched whine of capacitors charging up.

Is there such a thing as a blow-off capacitor? Also, I see loud capacitor mods in the future.
There actually is stuff out there and will be an option for us but was seeing if the old fashion way worked
 

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Discovered this today when giving a jump start.
Nice. So maybe there is a way to disable to hood sensor or make it appear to the system that the hood is open to force a ICE ignition? But then would need a way to change it back so we can use the hybrid system later on, without having to get out of the Jeep to fix
 

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I suppose with a small amount of work someone could rig something like that up to an aux panel switch. I say why too, lol. But being able to customize is nice.

It would also block charging if that switch was open.
 

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As much as I like my 4xe, I think it’s the last car of any I’ve owned for which I’d be trying to change the exhaust out on.
 

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I wonder if you have the cold weather package and it's below 3°C it would start up automatically.
 

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So if you put it into e-save mode would this not have the engine fire up upon starting it? Or does the 4xe not remember it’s last mode and default to electric mode on start up?
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