Flickswagen
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Delivery Date: 06 Mar 2013
Leaf Number: 015968

Start button question

Fri May 22, 2020 3:48 am

Hi,

My start button behaves a bit weird. For about 30 seconds after unlocking the doors, I can start the car as normal, but after that, I first have to cycle through the ACC and ON modes before the car turns on (to READY mode). I am pressing the brake pedal throughout the process, doesn't matter how hard I push it, still have to cycle through the modes. I have tried using the 2nd key and reconnecting the 12v battery.

Has anyone experienced this before? Is there a DIY solution or would this be a matter for the dealership?

LeftieBiker
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Re: Start button question

Fri May 22, 2020 3:58 am

If you are holding the brake pedal down the whole time, try only pressing it when you are ready to start the car.
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Flickswagen
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Mar 2013
Leaf Number: 015968

Re: Start button question

Fri May 22, 2020 5:23 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 3:58 am
If you are holding the brake pedal down the whole time, try only pressing it when you are ready to start the car.
This is what I meant, e.g I get in the car, put some things away, press the brake pedal and push the button, but the car just goes to ACC. I don't press the pedal if I'm not intending to start the car.

Oilpan4
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Leaf Number: 004270

Re: Start button question

Fri May 22, 2020 7:02 pm

Sounds like something my car does if I push and release the start button too quickly.

Flickswagen
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Mar 2013
Leaf Number: 015968

Re: Start button question

Sat May 23, 2020 1:06 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Sounds like something my car does if I push and release the start button too quickly.
I don't think that's the reason. I press it for a good second or so.

This has been happening consistently ever since I got the car.

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