Date registered: Jun 2019
Vehicle: 2010 S400 HYBIRD
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S400 HYBIRD TURN OFF START STOP
I recently bought a 2010 S400 hybrid. And of course, the power electronic modular is broken and cost $10000 to repair. Mostly all the s400 will have this issue during the time.
There is some china updated power electronic modular for sale for $2300 and those will work. However, the car is only worth little bit over $1000 and there is no sense for spending over $3000 to repair that modular.
So the car likes to shut down itself during start stop. If we disable the start stop function, we dont need to worry the car shuts itself down during red light. However, there is no direct way to do it. Luckily, i found out a way easy and cheap to fix this issue.
The start stop function only works if the seat belt is plugged in. The ready will turn from yellow to green and the start stop will engage. If seat belt is not on, the car will not engage start stop.
So here is the place we can play some trick.
We need to wear seat belt but fool the car we dont.
So first we will unplug the cable from the seat belt buckle, so the car will think you never wear the seat belt and the start stop would never engage, you can still plug in the seat belt to the buckle, just car will think it is not plugged in. So the annoying thing is the seat belt warning and buzzer is always on. We might use an star das with developer mode to program out that warning and we are successfully disable the start stop on s400 hybrid. That is a cheap fix.
Last edited by cmitch; 06-06-2019 at 08:18 AM.
Reason: It hurt my eyes, too!