January 8, 2021 at 4:52 pm #78897
This feature was making me hate my XT5, but with a simple $188 purchase it is no longer an issue.
Found on Amazon and got it in 3 days, but can be purchased elsewhere. Took 10 seconds to plug it in and it is done.
Range Technology Plug & Play Start/Stop Disabler RA005B Compatible with 2004-2020 GM VehiclesMarch 6, 2021 at 9:48 am #80594
Anyone know if this will work on the 2021 XT5 V6 as well? I would assume so but you know what happens when you assume…March 6, 2021 at 11:39 am #80596
This device (I read this somewhere) makes the car think the engine hood has been opened and shut while the car is running, making it go into a service mode that disables the Auto/Stop feature each time you start the vehicle. That said, it should work with the V6, but after reading your query I realized you asked about a 2021. I would contact the manufacturer for sure.
Unplugging it returns the vehicle to normal, but why? I am loving this thing and this vehicle now.
March 6, 2021 at 2:14 pm #80600
- This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by Hal.
Thanks Hal. I sent an email to Range Technology; we’ll see if I get a reply. ( I agree. That auto stop/start is absolutely annoying!)March 30, 2021 at 9:38 am #80818
Mr. Hal, I read a comment somewhere that if you leave the RA005B plugged in but don’t start the car for a few days, the battery may be drained enough so that the car won’t start. Can you confirm or do you run everyday so it’s not an issue?March 31, 2021 at 7:58 pm #80848
My 2019 XT5 never sits for more than 3 days. No issues thus far though.June 29, 2021 at 9:14 pm #82195gatorgirlParticipant
If you plug the auto stop/start disabler in does it void the warranty in any way?August 29, 2021 at 1:25 pm #82803GeneParticipant
does anyone know if Cadillac offer an option through their service dept. to have the 2020 upgrade for the stop start override to be installed on a 2019 & older XT5?
Also does an after market disabler void the warrenty?February 9, 2022 at 8:52 pm #87505relieParticipant
I bought the disabler for my 2017 and it made me love the xT5 again. I have since then bought a 2021 xT5 and they went back to the on/off. Button on the dash. Thanks Cadillac. ps I still have the disabler for the 2017 if anybody is interested.May 11, 2022 at 8:21 am #89863vcrdoctor9Participant
Hi, I bought a cable from Amazon for about $25. It simply goes between the cable from the hood latch switch. I have a 2018 XT5. Take about 2 minutes to install. I also bought one for my 2020 Chevy Equinox as well and it works great!! Highly recommended!May 12, 2022 at 4:57 pm #89989
vcrdoctor9, could you identify the cable for us?May 14, 2022 at 7:50 pm #90020vcrdoctor9Participant
Hi, I just did a search on Amazon. Just search for “Auto stop/start 20xx model”. Shipping was real fast. I got mine in a day!! There seems to be 2 different cables depending on the year. The difference is the size of the plug used. The seller was very fast in getting back to me as to what cable I needed for each car. One cable was $19 and the other was $25. I’ve had them in both cars now for over a week and they work great. I’m still getting used to the Equinox NOT stopping!Whenever I’m stopped at a red light I still anticipate the engine to shut off.May 16, 2023 at 9:21 pm #97087
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