The auto start-stop function in your Ford Bronco is a device that automatically shuts off and restarts your Bronco’s engine while your Bronco is stopped. This function helps to reduce fuel consumption and the engine will restart when you release the brake pedal.
If you are one of the Bronco owners who have no need for the auto shut-off function, you have found the right article. There are devices that will help you to eliminate the auto shut-off and also get rid of the stress of having to click the disable auto stop button after every ignition cycle.
This article tells you all you need to know about the Ford Bronco auto shut-off eliminator and the best way to keep the auto start-stop disabled on your Ford Bronco. It also outlines some products that are fantastic at eliminating auto shut-off in your Ford Bronco so keep reading for more information.
Best Way to Disable Auto Start-Stop on Your Ford Bronco
This is one of the best ways to keep the auto shut-off function disabled on your Ford Bronco. To do this, there are some recommended tools you will need and they are written below:
- A T30 torx bit with a ratchet.
- A non-marring pry tool.
- A painter’s tape.
- A small pair of cutting pliers.
- A 7mm socket with a ratchet.
Once you have gotten all the above-mentioned tools at your disposal, the first thing you should do is to remove the T30 torx screws from the handle of the console. Once you are done removing the handle, set it aside and make sure the areas around the seam of the lower trim panel are protected using the painter’s tape.
Then, use the non-marring pry tool written above to release the top of the trim panel. Once you have done that, pull the right side of the panel in a straight-back manner to release the lower clip. Next, also pull the left side of the panel in a straight-back manner to release the remaining clip. Then you can remove the panel.
Once you have done that, the next thing to do is to lower the steering column closeout panel by pulling down on it with your hands like you are unclipping it – it should come down easily. Then, you can remove the 7mm screw which holds the left side of the HVAC panel. After doing that, lower the glove compartment door and also remove the 7mm screw holding the right side of the HVAC panel.
Then, take a soft towel and use it to cover the center console (to protect it) then pull straight back on the HVAC panel in order to release the clips. Once you do this, you should be seeing a bunch of wires and connections. So, hold down the release latch which you will find on the connector, and disconnect the wiring harness from the auto shut-off (auto start-stop) switch.
Then, connect the harness to the auto-stop eliminator that you have and also connect the auto-stop eliminator to the switch. The best tool you can use to secure the electronics housing to the vehicle is a zip tie. Once you have used the zip tie, use scissors to trim the excess part and put the HVAC back into its position.
Reinstall the 7mm screw close to the glove compartment and close it up once you are done. Then, reinstall the second 7mm screw close to the steering column and then reposition the steering column closeout panel by pushing it inside. Once you have done that, replace the lower trim panel and take out the painter’s tape used to protect the areas around it.
Put the console handle back in place and tighten the removed screws to 48-inch pounds. This is the last step in the process of disabling the auto start-stop device in your Bronco. Then you can start your vehicle (because the device is installed) and make sure that the auto start-stop function is off by clicking the off indicator on the auto start-stop switch.
The next thing you should do is cycle the ignition to show and ensure the device has maintained the off setting. You can turn auto start-stop on to further confirm, turn it off again and cycle the ignition to keep it disabled on your Bronco.
Ford Bronco Auto Shut Off Eliminator Products
Z8 Auto Start Stop Eliminator
The Z8 Auto Start Stop Eliminator is compatible with the 2021 and 2022 Bronco as well as the 2022 F150 Raptor. This eliminator has an easy installation process and will not affect any other function in your Bronco after it has been installed. For installation, all you need to do is to take out the central control panel of the car and connect the cable to the socket. There are instructions available for anyone who needs further help.
Z8 offers not only the auto start-stop eliminator cable but also accessories to come with. Once you install it, restart your Bronco and the auto-off button will come on automatically. With this eliminator, there will be no need to turn off the stop engine function every time because once you click on the close button, the auto-off function will be activated.
DXGTOZA Auto Start Stop Eliminator
The next option on our list is the DXGTOZA Auto Start Stop Eliminator which is compatible with the 2021 and 2022 Ford Bronco. It is designed in such a way that it will not affect any other function once it is installed and it also guarantees safer driving as you will not need to worry about sudden stalls in traffic (stop-and-go) and engine restarts.
The default setting of this eliminator is that one will not need to turn off the stop engine function manually every time after they install it.
EOIS Plug Play Engine Auto Start Stop Eliminator
The last option on our list is the EOIS Auto Start Stop Eliminator which is compatible with the 2021 and 2022 Ford Bronco. With this eliminator, you do not have to deal with the usual annoying Stop or start in stop-and-go traffic as it gets rid of those problems. This product is the true definition of premium quality and it uses the original factory plug and terminal.
It is also waterproof and is made from a PA flame-retardant material which is highly resistant to temperature. It is also easy to install as all you need to do is plug your OBD port in and connect the accessories. The port will start to work immediately.
Now that you know how installing an auto shut-off eliminator works for your Ford Bronco, you can try out any of the three products written above. All you need to do is follow the steps written above and you will easily disable your Bronco’s auto start-stop.