That's the beauty of the Autostop Eliminator. It's an intelligent device that knows when to intervene and, more importantly, when not to intervene. If you press the button to re-enable auto start-stop, the Autostop Eliminator will not interfere with the vehicle's default auto start-stop behavior.
Each time the button is pressed, the preference is saved to internal memory. The preference will persist in memory, with or without power, for about 20 years. With each button press, the memory is rewritten and the 20-year life resets. In the very unlikely event that your preference is lost, it defaults to the OFF setting until the next time the button is pressed, and the preference is rewritten.
The hacks we've seen on social media simply do not work correctly. The creators usually just want views, likes, shares, or subscriptions without regard for the quality of their approach. For your convenience, we review these hacks and post our thoughts HERE. Spoiler alert, the Autostop Eliminator is the only no-compromise solution.
We chose a solid-state, battery-free, microprocessor-based design built with automotive and military grade components which provide a no-compromise SOLUTION that won't damage your vehicle.
The device is designed and manufactured in the USA. Every component that's available in the USA is bought in the USA. Even our circuit boards are manufactured and populated in the USA. We support our country even if it costs a little more.
The device is also Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant. This is a great directive that helps protect our health and the environment by ensuring compliant electronic devices meet very strict harmful substance guidelines. In spite of the cost, we only consider RoHS compliant components for our devices.
A single F-150 Auto Start-Stop switch assembly male pigtail connector from Ford costs around $40. That's $40 for just one plug. Each Autostop Eliminator uses this connector as well as the female variant so that it can attach to the harness or switch with no modifications. We feel that having an installation that's easy, reliable, and 100% reversible is worth every penny.
Quality comes at a cost. Vehicles are expensive, and nobody wants to risk them on internet hacks or poorly engineered junk. Our product is a quality product.
In the United States, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act offers consumer protection that prevents a manufacturer from denying a warranty claim simply due to the existence of an aftermarket component. The burden of proof is on the manufacturer to prove that the aftermarket component caused the failure. International buyers will need to check their local laws.
While we don't have control over your warranty, we haven't had a single report of a warranty related issue. For the most part, the dealership folks hate start/stop too so it's unlikely they'll give you any trouble. If you're worried, the device can easily be removed before taking it to the dealer. For most dealer visits the removal is unnecessary unless you're having a start/stop issue or an issue with the infotainment. In that case, it's probably easier to remove it then to take the chance of a service manager being difficult. When in doubt, you can always check with the service manager beforehand. That'll give you the best read on where they stand.
In most places, yes. The Autostop Eliminator simply leverages the existing shut-off button built into the vehicle. The function provided is offered as a convenience to prevent a driver from having to press the auto start-stop button after each ignition cycle.