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Disabling ECO mode

This feature is infinitely more annoying than I thought it would be. I really want to have this disabled as default. Can I OBD-II in and turn it off?
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I'm sure your manual will have the instructions. It's clearly stated in the manual's index.
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The only thing in the manual is instructions on disabling it with the button. This does not turn it off as default, it only turns it off while you are driving it that time. I want it off when I START the vehicle.
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The second paragraph on page 145 of your 2013 manual leads me to believe that if the ECO system is deactivated with the button it will not reactivate the next time you start the vehicle. My brothers GLK is a 2014 and he is not here right now so I can't check it right now.

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I'm with the OP and would like to disable that Eco function for good and never have it on. What a pain while driving in So. Cal every day
I push that button every time I start the car which happens to be dozens of times per day
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my 13 you have to push the button. I don't think there is a way to do away with it for good.

its a epa/gov thing. no way to get rid of it.

it does suck in stop/go traffic, but in general you will get used to it. I know I have.
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it does suck in stop/go traffic, but in general you will get used to it. I know I have.
When you drive about 50K miles a year and a good portion of that is in stop & go traffic you never get used to it. Not having the choice to turn it on or off is a really poor design in my book
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According to the manual the ECO function will only operate four times in stop and go traffic then go into standby or (yellow) mode. Does it turn back on some time later??
My brother just bought his GLK and loves the ECO mode. I can't wait until I get the call from him stating that he hates the ECO mode. If I trade my ML for a GLK one of the purchase conditions will be to permanently delete the ECO mode.
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There has to be a way to disable it! I remember owning an Audi which had features that were turned off and if you hooked a laptop to the onboard computer, you could turn them on or other things off... things like how the windows operated, the lights, ect...
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There has to be a way to disable it! I remember owning an Audi which had features that were turned off and if you hooked a laptop to the onboard computer, you could turn them on or other things off... things like how the windows operated, the lights, ect...
I stopped into the dealer this morning and asked the question to the service manager for the 4th time and he stated NO.

Kept track of how many times this thing started/stopped on Wednesday of this week. I gave up late afternoon when it was over 100 times
Sorry but I will never believe that this is good for the car and won't cause premature wear on the starter/battery,etc..

Maybe it's just a great thing for those that start and stop about 4 times per day but it's not working for how/where I drive.
My plan was to write MB and see what they say. It might get to the point to where i buy another vehicle that does let you disable the "feature"
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