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Does anyone have any good workarounds on how to permanently disable the Auto Start/Stop without having to press the button after every key cycle? I understood this getting the 2021 vehicle but was hoping Range or some other aftermarket company had a OBD plug in to disable it. I have asked Steve at SmartStopStart and he said his module will not work on the 2021 Acadia.

I was reading on the Chevy Blazer forum (same motor as the Acadia I believe 3.6 LGX) that some have plugged in a trailer wiring harness into the 7 pin plug and this "tricked" the vehicle into thinking it was towing disabling the start/stop feature.

Anyone have any other suggestions? I really dont want to have to splice wires in the switch... maybe there is a fuse to remove?
 

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Just deal with it!! Having to push the stop/start button to disable it isn't any more of an annoyance than having to press the brake pedal to start the vehicle. :rolleyes:
 

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Just deal with it!! Having to push the stop/start button to disable it isn't any more of an annoyance than having to press the brake pedal to start the vehicle. :rolleyes:
To some of course, you included one would assume.
To me it's more akin to fixing something wrong with the vehicle every time I drive it. Batty I tell ya, it'd drive me batty. Seems the OP feels similar.
 

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... Batty I tell ya, it'd drive me batty. ...
Don't denigrate bats by using them to describe your mental disorder. Nukkin' futz would be more appropriate. 🤣 🤣 🤣
 

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To some of course, you included one would assume.
To me it's more akin to fixing something wrong with the vehicle every time I drive it. Batty I tell ya, it'd drive me batty. Seems the OP feels similar.
I agree. I just got my 2020 Acadia in Feb 2021. It is a major annoyance and is just something else to break (eventually). My dealer didn't explain all the features very well when I bought it and I have just discovered on You Tube how to "temporarily" disable that feature. Now if I can figure out how to stop the radio from coming on ever time I start the car and the horn from honking when I leave my keys in the car.
 

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... Now if I can figure out how to stop the radio from coming on ever time I start the car and the horn from honking when I leave my keys in the car.
You might be able to find info about that in your owners manual. :unsure:
 
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I agree. I just got my 2020 Acadia in Feb 2021. It is a major annoyance and is just something else to break (eventually). My dealer didn't explain all the features very well when I bought it and I have just discovered on You Tube how to "temporarily" disable that feature. Now if I can figure out how to stop the radio from coming on ever time I start the car and the horn from honking when I leave my keys in the car.
Well, I despise start/stop, pretty much the same with AFM... but the horn honking when you leave your keys in the car is a good thing IMO.
The radio coming on when you start the car... if you turn the radio off before shutting the car off, it still comes on when you start it? Otherwise your car is like every car made pretty much, leave the radio on, stays on.
 

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... Otherwise your car is like every car made pretty much, leave the radio on, stays on.
I'd bet the start-up volume can be set at a level that won't make your hair stand on end. LOL
 

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I still wonder why someone had the radio on when they left the car but want it off upon their return. I've been driving 50+ years and can never think of a time I did not want the radio to come on when I started my vehicle.
Pressing the power button briefly puts the audio system on MUTE, and a longer press will shut it off completely and remove most of the graphics from the screen. The problem I am having is a MUTE prior to shutting down the vehicle is not maintained when restarting the vehicle, thus allowing music/podcasts/other audio sources to begin or resume on their own. Turning the system completely off avoids this, but the other functions like navigation, CarPlay, etc., become unavailable because the screen is shut down as well.

This is a poor implementation of what is otherwise a fairly capable infotainment system.
 

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Watching, just out of curiosity.
I feel for you, the start stop drives me batty (loaner, friends vehicle), I absolutely would have to get it deleted permanently if my '19 had it.
I bought my Acadia, specifically, in 2019, so I wouldn't have the Start/stop. The batteries are more expensive and the added wear on some components.
 

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I bought my Acadia, specifically, in 2019, so I wouldn't have the Start/stop. The batteries are more expensive and the added wear on some components.
I was hoping that my vehicle would be lucky enough to have the necessary chip(s) missing. Auto start/stop causes more harm than good, and it is also both annoying and potentially dangerous when you're trying to merge from a stop into traffic.
 

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I bought my Acadia, specifically, in 2019, so I wouldn't have the Start/stop. The batteries are more expensive and the added wear on some components.
I was hoping that my vehicle would be lucky enough to have the necessary chip(s) missing. Auto start/stop causes more harm than good, and it is also both annoying and potentially dangerous when you're trying to merge from a stop into traffic.
Auto Stop/Start has been equipped with a disable switch since the 2020 model year. The only drawback is that it must be disabled each time you start the engine to begin driving. I don't find it too much of a nuisance to press the disable switch when leaving home or a parking lot.
 

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Auto Stop/Start has been equipped with a disable switch since the 2020 model year. The only drawback is that it must be disabled each time you start the engine to begin driving. I don't find it too much of a nuisance to press the disable switch when leaving home or a parking lot.
While it is certainly NOT the biggest of the world's problems, having to press the button, which is (deliberately) located nowhere near the ignition button, every time one starts the engine is annoying.
 

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... which is (deliberately) located nowhere near the ignition button, every time one starts the engine is annoying.
Switch on the XT5 is located on the Infotainment screen beside the ignition button. (y)
 

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Auto Stop/Start has been equipped with a disable switch since the 2020 model year. The only drawback is that it must be disabled each time you start the engine to begin driving. I don't find it too much of a nuisance to press the disable switch when leaving home or a parking lot.
+1, press the as/s button 5 or 6 times and it becomes habit. Hit the start button, hit the as/s button, buckle my seatbelt. Hardly a nuisance.
 

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Switch on the XT5 is located on the Infotainment screen beside the ignition button. (y)
+1, press the as/s button 5 or 6 times and it becomes habit. Hit the start button, hit the as/s button, buckle my seatbelt. Hardly a nuisance.
It's an extra step that had not been necessary until recent times.
 
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