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Just finished installing the "autostop eliminator".

Here is their website:
https://www.autostopeliminator.com/

See all pics. Overall very happy with the product. I no longer have to remind myself to turn it off every time I turn on my bronco. Same goes for my wife and eventually my teen driver when old enough. I felt, and have always felt, this feature is unsafe and hard on the vehicle over time if you live in city, and frankly just no fun. I do see it has some gas saving value, I think, but in a manual trans car it just isn't necessary.

I like the autostop product also because if I ever do want to use this feature in the future, I just push the button again and it turns back on vs some hack that eliminates this feature all together. This is how Ford should be doing it from factory. Maybe they will buy from this company and I hope they do. Support small business!!

Install took me about an hour. I took my time. I didn't have the torx tool needed, but then remembered Ford gave me a tool kit for my bronco and the torx tool I needed to remove the grab handle was right there!! Rad. I also used it to tighten the other 2 grab handles which we use daily bc of the 3 inch lift. Not too tight though and none of them were very loose. Plus it is still hot where Im at in the desert and my garage was about 110+ degrees. So I did my best to move slow but also...move fast!! Lol 😓

I suggest adding more blue painters tape aka masking tape on your dash/console. See pics where I lightly scratched mine. The flash makes it look worse than it is but ya. Shit. Haha. Doesn't bother me or the wife. *This happened during hardest part of install, which was removing the AC controller part of the dash. Not as easy as the guy in video. Just take your time. The clips up top are no fun and the clips are what scratched sides of dash by your knees. Same goes when putting it back on, take your time. Make sure you line everything up correctly and press all corners firm bc I thought it was fully re-installed but it clipped 2 more times up top. Also make sure the harness cables are tucked back in properly before you clip the AC controller back in place. If you wear a wedding ring, take it off for the latter step if able so dont scratch dash even with cloth underneath, which I did..but again not bad, flash makes it look worse and its hidden when sitting upright in the seats. Its a Bronco...not a Ferrari. I just call it a new "battlescar" for the bronco lol.

Two other things off topic. I had about 1 minute to spare when reinstalling everything and pulled down the glovebox to see if the bronco had a cabin filter. It looks like it does, see pic. I didn't try to open the filter panel bc I was out of time. Can anyone confirm this? I also noticed the center console shifter AC controls are different on a MT vs AT (cup holders and Ford Mfg badge in diff spots). I like the placement of cup holders, phone holder and ford badge more on the MT vs AT + the flash makes my shift boot look out of color...everything matches great without that damn flash!! Lol

I was also happy to now know where to access the interior fuse box behind the steering column panel. Cool. I install dash cams and other stuff for car dealers and its good to know where its at on bronco.

Upon first ignition it already began stopping the auto off before I pressed the button. Yes!!! Also, as soon as you turn on the bronco it now says the shit feature lol (auto stop) has been "deactivated" Awesome. See pic.

All done. The End.

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Thanks for the write up. I find it interesting that in the vehicle settings on my '16 mustang I can check a box that disables this feature permanently until I un check the box.
 

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I like the placement of cup holders, phone holder and ford badge more on the MT vs AT + the flash makes my shift boot look out of color...everything matches great without that damn flash!! Lol

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It is not the flash, and not just you. I was looking at my MT shift boot the other day and noticed the same thing. The color is off, and does not match any other color in the interior. Something maybe for Ford to address in MY22
 

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The other way is using FORSCAN and a $100 OBDII dongle. You can turn the auto start/stop off in the control and then unplug the dongle. Nothing to take apart and utilizes the OBDII port temporarily.
 

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I have used the ASS (gotta love that abbreviation :) ), and not used it on both my Ranger, and my Wrangler. I really don't miss that thimble full of gas the thing seems to save over an entire tank of gas. So, it's off all of the time on both.
 
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It is not the flash, and not just you. I was looking at my MT shift boot the other day and noticed the same thing. The color is off, and does not match any other color in the interior. Something maybe for Ford to address in MY22
Ah, yes, good point. Now that I look at it in person a little closer, there is a mild color diff. But not bad. And that damn flash sure didnt help ;)
 
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Thanks for the write up. I find it interesting that in the vehicle settings on my '16 mustang I can check a box that disables this feature permanently until I un check the box.
I searched High and Low for a feature like this or the easy unplug option in the F150. No luck. Us Bronco owners are SOL but I'm also glad I didn't try using a "free" hack to get er done.
 
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So do you have to push the "ok" button, or whatever, to dismiss the notice that says the start/stop has been deactivated? Every time you start the vehicle?
The answer is NO!! You DO NOT have to press the ok button to clear the start/stop dash message each engine cycle. You can either wait 5 seconds for the notification to turn off automatically OR if in a hurry or tired of seeing your bronco remind you that you are its owner and smarter than it is...then you can press the "Ok" button, also known as the "get the hell off my gauge cluster screen Pronto you butthole" button. Hope this helps.
 

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It is not the flash, and not just you. I was looking at my MT shift boot the other day and noticed the same thing. The color is off, and does not match any other color in the interior. Something maybe for Ford to address in MY22
Don't tell Ford that, they will send it to dirt mountain and hold it :unsure: :LOL:





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The other way is using FORSCAN and a $100 OBDII dongle. You can turn the auto start/stop off in the control and then unplug the dongle. Nothing to take apart and utilizes the OBDII port temporarily.
So Forscan/users have not done a sheet for the Bronco yet as you would imagine, what are the chances that turning off the Auto Start/Stop on the Bronco is similar to the recent F150? Do you think there is much difference between the Sync 3 and Sync 4?
 

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So Forscan/users have not done a sheet for the Bronco yet as you would imagine, what are the chances that turning off the Auto Start/Stop on the Bronco is similar to the recent F150? Do you think there is much difference between the Sync 3 and Sync 4?
Can't imagine until someone posts it. I'm not a programmer by any stretch but figured out the Ranger.

Bronco is supposed to have a little less access to the ECU, but there is a great FORSCAN thread in B6g, I would ask there! (i'm at least 12 months away from delivery so am not in a big rush to research)
 

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I installed this last week. Works perfect.
 
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