2020 Mazda CX30 SP (Sport Plus)
I was wondering if anyone has found a permanent way to turn the i stop off. Very annoying having to turn if off every time you start the car.
Thanks for the reference but its about a 2018 Mazda 3. My CX30 does not have the switch under the hood they are talking about.Would this do the trick on CX-30? Maybe it deactivate the CD also.
I now prefer to turn off i-stop (using the i-stop button) on my new Mazda 3 since I don’t do much stop/start driving. There appears to be no way to configure iStop in the car’s configuration menu. Is it possible to configure i-stop (e.g. by using the dealer setup software) so the i-stop button...www.mazda3revolution.com
What you mentioned about the smoothness in comparison with CX-5 is the result of a combination of SKYACTIVE X engine with MHEV system. CX-5 doesn't have any of these. I don't want to bore you with the technicalities but the Li-ion battery in the MHEV plays a significant role in the i-STOP operations through the Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), which kind of, helps the engine when it cuts off and starts again creating the smoothness you mentioned. This is, in particular noticeable on manual gearboxes. I still hate it and always switch it off. However, as everything else, this is a matter of personal preference. For me the the fuel savings and emission reductions appear to be negligible. I get the same average fuel consumption on my cars without i-STOP as with it being utilised. Personally, despite every assurance from manufacturers, I still believe that i-STOP increases wear and tear of the engine, maybe not much to worry about, but I'd rather keep things simple, in particular, if there is no financial benefit.Ah interesting, I found it a lot smoother than the istop in my cx5 was but totally understand your thoughts here.
In the UK Mazda Connected Services are not available on CX-30, but are available on MX-30 and the latest CX-5. They come as an introductory package included in the vehicle's price but after that you need to pay for subscription. I am not sure
How the anti theft system handles the situation if someone tries to open the hood if there is not hood switch? I do not find it either.My CX30 does not have the switch under the hood they are talking about.
There is definitely some sort of sensor there because the car registers when the bonnet is opened and closed. I noticed it when I was investigating low battery risk warning and each instance of opening/closing the bonnet was increasing the current. I didn't bother digging into details at the time, as I presumed this was related to the anti-theft and alarm system.Couldt it be a magnet- or capacitive sensor instead of mechanical switch in the latch? Something there is for sure because when I dropped the front hood down, some relay clicks is to be heard.
Might be one but I am not going to mess with anything under the hood. I will just turn off the iStop everytime I start the car if there is no easy way to turn it off permanently.Couldt it be a magnet- or capacitive sensor instead of mechanical switch in the latch? Something there is for sure because when I dropped the front hood down, some relay clicks is to be heard.
So do I. This reflection on the existence of the switch was of technical interest only.Might be one but I am not going to mess with anything under the hood. I will just turn off the iStop everytime I start the car if there is no easy way to turn it off permanently.
Interesting. About $45US. I will try ordering. At worst I will be out $45.How about this:
Prolongs your battery and starter life No more manual turning off You can install a normal battery (Non-Q85) which is cheaper and disable your i-Stop Plug and play installation (OBD2 Port) Specifically designed for Mazda Skyactiv models only Unplugging the device will reactivate the i-Stop...mikstoreph.com