All Ford F-150 13th gen vehicles come standard with Auto Start-Stop feature which offers little benefit but is of great annoyance and potentially harmful to your vehicle’s battery and starter in the long run. This guide will help you permanently disable this feature on Ford F-150 without spending a dime.
So you’re tired of pressing that Auto Start-Stop button on the dashboard every time you hop in your truck? Worry no more! With this quick and easy fix, you will never have to press that button again, ever!
- While your vehicle is turned off, look under the steering wheel and find a white box at the top left corner with 3 connectors connected to it.
- Disconnect the lowest connector which is for Auto Start-Stop button.
- This will automatically put the system in bypass mode – disabling the Auto Start-Stop function.
Note: Your dealership may not like unplugged wires and make a fuss about it – so make sure to reconnect this wire when you go back for vehicle service.
Important Safety Update: It has been pointed out in the comments section that you will need to connect the plug back in when towing a trailer, otherwise the lights will not work on the trailer.
Warning! Do not use trailer line tester to bypass Auto-Start Stop. A lot of websites and videos on Youtube have been recommending permanently plugging in trailer line tester at the back of your truck to bypass this feature. We do not recommended this method as it can be dangerous. You insert the trailer plug and the computer goes into tow mode. Shift points change, fuel economy drops a bit, trailer sway control is enabled dropping the MPG a bit more. Backup camera does not function. Rear proximity sensors are disabled. It also disables other safety features like rear cross traffic detection. So if you’re already using this method, we recommend that you unplug it right now.