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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Start Stop disable?

From everything I have seen, the new Blazer doesn't have a Start Stop disable button. Some GM vehicles do, some don't. There are aftermarket companies that make Start Stop modules that plug in to disable the start stop system. Has anyone had any experience with the module yet?
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It does seem odd that some brand new models in the lineup like the Cruze have this ability but others do not. It seems like anything with their 2.5L has had this disable removed. I find it hard to believe that their smaller engine is the one closer to the emission/fuel economy targets. Just a note that I don't think start/stop will be nearly as noticeable or jarring in the Blazer as models past. The tech has advanced a lot and its pretty seamless now.
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Unfortunately, the Blazer does not have a disable feature/button. Some people have said, you could put it sport mode and it will disable the start/stop. So far, that is not true. I will continue to try and find a way. No, I haven't tried a module.
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A smaller, higher revving engine could easily be the one more prone to hitting economy limits. I just think its silly that Chevy decides to place this function in some of their models and not in others. They must know that people will be looking into workarounds if its something that's not provided from factory. There are no concerns with damaging the powertrain with one of these bypass modules?
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The name of the company is Smart Stop Start. I don't know anything about the company and am no way affiliated with them. I just found them on the internet. So far they don't list a module for the Chevy Blazer, but you can view their website at https://www.smartstopstart.com/ I think the price is around $140.00 and it looks like it is a simple plug and play installation into the hood wiring under the hood. It looks like it may be a nice clean installation.

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Great feature to have but I have always been skeptical about them and concerned about how it might impact my warranty term.
It's probably a good idea to check with your dealer first to see how good or bad of an idea it is.
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People have been using these kinds of bypass systems for years on GM products, and I've never heard of any mechanical/electrical issues as a result. If its plug and play it wouldn't be all that involved to remove prior to warranty work either.
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In that case I guess it depends on who does the install because that can also determine the outcome.
I know people that had bad luck with them taking up local ads offering to install them and just going to any shop they can find that will do it.
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Sometimes another work around to this feature is to place the car in any drive mode other than D. Typically start stop is just reserved for that default driving mode and selecting Sport usually disengages it. You might also be able to shift to neutral and back to drive when waiting at a light to prevent that throttle response delay.
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For vehicles where its programmed into the system I bet some independent shop can get around it with the right software.
From my experience sometimes it takes a few months for them to get on board with the new stuff as aftermarket companies supply them.
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