Disabling 2014 ECO Switch

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  1. Waterndirt

    Waterndirt Full Access Member

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    When someone comes up with a solution to permanently disable my ECO switch please let me know via this thread.

    I can't stand it.

    Anyone else have any feedback?
     
  2. Finlayforprez

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    I wonder if you could talk to the guys at Gap Diagnostics who make the IIDTool and see if there is a way they can provide that in some of their future updates - may be able to rewrite the CCF to disable the feature.

    I know I would be looking as well if I had a 2014 - I can't stand the Eco Start/Stop.
     
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    This has come up repeatedly on rangerovers.net as well, since the same "feature" is annoying the heck out of owners of the new Sport and Range Rover. I don't think ECO is easily defeatable (Gap and other diagnostic companies are looking into it, but apparently the CCF has no options to permanently disable start/stop written in it.) As a matter of fact, there is talk of the ECO button possibly being deleted entirely starting with MY15.

    We all better get used to it - and I think we will, it's just that old habits die hard. We'll just learn to release the brake pedal a split second earlier than before at a stoplight and after a while we won't even notice it anymore. :smile:
     
  4. epiclr4

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    I have had a weird experience with this feature on my 2014.

    The test vehicle I tried out before purchasing would cut off at almost every stop light but my truck I bought 2 weeks ago isn't cutting off at all at any light. So I am not sure what is going on with my truck.
     
  5. Waterndirt

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    Are you running A/C, heater? Seat heaters? etc.
     
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    I read the details somewhere about when it will cut off. But mine has been when I have just cut it on and driven a mile down the road with seat heaters, steering wheel, engine cold and climate control still trying to heat up the vehicle.

    Those last two are things that I thought should make it not shut off. But maybe I need to re-read the criteria that it will cut off and pay closer attention. It just never cuts off.
     
  7. LRnewbie11

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    Haven't experienced this feature on the 2014 LR4 (haven't driven one) but my wife's 2014 Q5 TDI has this feature. It was a little strange at first but we are used to it now. Leave it to the Germans though for their engineering... there is a button on the center stack that allows the driver to turn this feature off at anytime. Really surprised there isn't something similar for the LR4.
     
  8. Waterndirt

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    There is an override button, however, as soon as the ignition is turned off it resets and engages the system again upon re-ignition.
     
  9. jptruck

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    They gave me a loaner Jag a few months back with the ECO. Sucks, but I found that if you don't press hard on the brakes at stop, you can keep the engine running. Just slow your roll a bit and it won't be as annoying.
     
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    Or just get in the habit of turning it off after you start the engine?
     

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