Yes you just press the eco button in front of the gear lever, if its lit its active and if not its off.
If the system does not appear to be working its because the charge state or demand on the battery is outside the limits for it to do so.
It will only work under certain situations, ie engine warm, no air con on, no excessive demand on the battery, and battery in decent condition of course.
There is another way to render start stop useless. Drive your car hard DVD the cooling fans will need the engine running to proved power to the fans so the auto start stop does not stop the engine.
Does this feature really save fuel? I guess on our packed UK roads it might. For example when parking on the M25.
Am I correct in saying that on a 2012 cooper S convertible that the Eco light (start stop) near the sports button next to the gear lever on start up is lit green to mean it is on and resets to on every time you start the car up? If you press the button so the light goes out it means it is off and the engine will not auto start stop? I am a little confused as it appears to make no difference.
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