Turn off stop start 2008 e87

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Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby Tommo » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:20 pm

Hi guys,

I have done numerous searches and can't find an answer. I get a lot of results saying people switch it off with a button either near the engine start button, or near the gear lever. I can't find either!

So, can anyone give me a definitive answer as to how to turn it off?

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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby redwizard » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:39 pm

The auto stop/start button, should you have one is in the bottom row of buttons (you may only have one active button, depending on options) below the heating controls.

It's an A with a circled arrow round it and the word "OFF" - in mine at least.

I very rarely touch mine, but then I very rarely drop the clutch in neutral so it doesn't activate (I even leave it parked in reverse, 'cause the handbrake is not to be trusted).
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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby Tommo » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:51 pm

Aha! I wondered what that button did! Maybe that will teach me to RTFM! Cheers buddy.
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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby Ecosse » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:53 pm

Tommo wrote:Aha! I wondered what that button did! Maybe that will teach me to RTFM! Cheers buddy.


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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby Blackbmw120d » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:54 pm

Don't press it three times in rapid succession, you will be forcibly ejected through the roof :P
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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby Tommo » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:15 pm

I'll wait till my dad is driving it them give it a few quick presses :)
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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby samsbmw » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:43 pm

i have a lot of hate for my auto start stop wish you could have it set to off all the time :(
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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby marco_polo » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:09 pm

You can have the car coded to remember it's last setting, rather than defaulting to 'On'.

Ecosse wrote: Module IHK - Change MSA_MEMORY to aktiv
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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby Broguer » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:23 am

Auto start stop is awful! Wish I'd have removed it completely! The amount of times
I swore because the bloody car turned off at lights/traffic. Terrible

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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby marco_polo » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:36 am

At least BMW have realised it's awful, and now put the Stop/Start next to the starter button to make your start-up procedure easier.
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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby Broguer » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:41 am

Yeah good on BMW for realising. It used to actually make me mad. A definite flaw in design and everyone needs to turn it off, can't be doing any good for the car

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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby redwizard » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:20 am

Broguer wrote:Yeah good on BMW for realising. It used to actually make me mad. A definite flaw in design and everyone needs to turn it off, can't be doing any good for the car
It's nothing to do with engine preservation or design, it's purely to tick a few EEC emissions boxes which determine the tax group. :evil:
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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby marco_polo » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:42 am

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OFF!

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Re: Turn off stop start 2008 e87

Postby LarmiqBmw » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:30 am

I must admit i haven't got that much hate for the Start Stop function in cars. Well at least i hadn't until i bought a BMW.
I had an alfa mito, (given it was a petrol) but the start stop wasn't even noticable and you could never beat it. In the 1er it just seems sluggish is it because it is diesel or is it the same for the petrol 1's?


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