This method likely works on other Hyundai and Kia models.
Hyundai/Kia’s Idle Stop & Go System, better known as Auto Start-Stop, is an well known industry wide feature meant to save fuel. By stopping the car’s engine automatically at stop lights, you can theoretically save noticeable amounts of fuel.
On top of the fuel savings, using it is also slightly better for the environment re emissions.
But for some Hyundai Palisade/ Kia Telluride owners, any amount of fuel savings they get is trumped by how annoying the system is, constantly stopping and starting, ruining their everyday driving experience.
While some clever third-party manufacturers make dedicated auto start-stop immobilizers, other Palisade/Telluride owners are taking a more creative (and less expensive approach.)
This method below comes courtesy of a member of the Hyundai Palisade Owners Family Facebook group.
“How to fix auto stop-start for free,” the post it titled.
“(You’ll need) one used bag clip, knife/scissors & a black sharpie. Slide modified clip between button and trim. Virtually unnoticeable and keeps button depressed permanently. I’ve bought electronic overrides for my other vehicles so it’s nice to see a physical button at least on these.”
And, here’s his photos showcasing his ingenious method below. Just look at the last step with it inserted, can you even see it?
That’s all you do, take a bread clip, cut it in half lengthwise, mark it black to blend in with the interior, and carefully slide it on one side of the Auto Start-Stop button.
If you don’t already realize, this keeps the Auto Start-Stop button permanently depressed and should keep it disabled even when you turn off and turn on your Hyundai/Kia, again.
If a bread clip just isn’t your style, another group member suggested sliding a zip tie in.
“I pushed the button down and slid a small black zip tie into the crack then cut the zip tie but left enough that I can pull it out if need be.”
Really, anything durable-ish and thin enough to slide next to the ISG button will work.
It’s honestly quite a brilliant workaround to having to press off the Auto Start-Stop feature every time you get in the driver’s seat.