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Any recommendations regards these cheap OBDII units off amazon?
 

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Can't help I'm afraid, but if no help here, try asking the question on the Yeti forum. plenty of old hands there.https://www.yetiownersclub.co.uk/forum/
 

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I am an advocate of the start stop technology - in principle it's a good thing and on many occasions as per a previous post, it's great.

...but sometimes it's a right royal pain the backside. For example, when slowly coming to a halt, but just before you stop you need to drive off - happens plenty of times around town. However the engine switches off and immedt has to restart, either because I have pushed on the throttle or because the front radar has detected the car in front has drove off.

On one journey of 4 miles, the car did this 27 times - and yes, I counted them! In all cases, the car did not actually come to a complete halt. That's 27 times in my opinion where I used more fuel and caused more wear and tear on the car.

I honestly do not believe I have a fault. I think this is Skoda logic here. So I have reported it. Dealers says it's normal, but nonetheless will investigate the fault logs and if needs be, log with Skoda directly.

So, if you've also had enough of this, let Skoda know - don't just press the disable button and accept what Skoda have created! Surely, this can be fixed via a software update.

Rant over :)
This is a very simple solution that works for most VAG cars.

The BCM software module (battery control module) has a small sensor connection going to the negative terminal of the battery. Simply unplug the sensor and tuck it out of the way.

This also has the advantage of disabling the idiotic 80% battery charge limit that the BCM enforces. It may cost you 0.0000001% extra fuel to keep the battery fully charged, but in the Winter, who cares.
So it's a win win result. Just remember to reconnect the sensor before going for an annual vehicle inspection. This does not ilegally effect your emmissions.
 
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