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letsgomets 11-29-2011 12:26 AM

Turning engine off while in neutral
 
Does anyone know how (or why you can't) to turn off the engine while the car is in neutral? I was in a car wash today and was taking forever so I wanted to turn off engine to save gas and car says I can't because it isn't in park. Is it possible to change that?

AAAA 11-29-2011 10:12 AM

Re: Turning engine off while in neutral
 
It is probably some safety issue. I do not know if you can change it. I put mine in Park in the carwash and then turn it OFF and then ACC to listen to the stereo without CO ing myself to death.

WoodyCanuck 11-30-2011 05:29 PM

Re: Turning engine off while in neutral
 
Something else I didn't know. (hadn't tried this before in the Jeep)

The only car wash I will use here is a totally touchless one, and it
pulls the vehicle through the whole time, so you can't put it in PARK.
I am too afraid to turn off the engine, just in the off-chance it wouldn't start on time, and the guy behind me would rear-end me. Yikes!

jtmachen 12-01-2011 05:02 PM

Re: Turning engine off while in neutral
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by letsgomets (Post 523756)
Does anyone know how (or why you can't) to turn off the engine while the car is in neutral? I was in a car wash today and was taking forever so I wanted to turn off engine to save gas and car says I can't because it isn't in park. Is it possible to change that?

I wanted to do this a while back as well. There is only one way I could figure out how to do it.

You need to pop out the start/stop button, then insert the key into the ignition slot. The button pops out fairly easily, I just used my finger to pry it out from the edge. You can manually shut off the engine in neutral that way.

Hope this helps.

2005JGC 12-03-2011 03:51 AM

If you turn the car off, dont apply the brake and press the start button 2 times it will go acc then run, with it in run you can then press the brake pedal and move it to neutral... Hit the brake and press the start button and it will start from there.

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