That's odd. I cannot find that in my manual. I can only find this reference to car wash mode on page 334.page 76 of the owner's guide:
Turning the vehicle off: Shift to or select Park, then press ENGINE START/STOP.
If you press the button and the shift lever is not in Park, the vehicle goes into
That's confusing. I will have to have a strong drink or two and read this again.it looks like to activate the car wash mode you have to PRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL first before going to N
so my guess is the brake press triggers or differentiates between car wash mode and "this" mode
OK, maybe I've read the thread too fast....I don't loose the accessory mode if I move the selector from N to P, power just stays there. So the use case would be as follows:Shift it back to P turns off everything too.
OK, maybe I've read the thread too fast....I don't loose the accessory mode if I move the selector from N to P, power just stays there. So the use case would be as follows:
1. Driving and listening to the radio or talking on the phone (via the BT interface of course)
2. Arrived at destination but want to finish the call without switching to the handset.
3. Move the gear selector to N, push the red button - engine shuts off, power stays on so I can continue the conversation.
4. Move the selector right away to P and apply hand break - power still stays on.
5. Conversation finished, ready to go - push the red button, everything dies, open the door, driver seat moves all the way back.
Apologies if I am stating the obvious but I am a bit confused....
I was going to suggest the same. The car wash mode is kind of neat.If you engine is running, you can shut off your engine while transmission is in Park like normal. If you want to keep the radio/accessory mode on, after shutting off your engine, press the button without your foot on the brake, wait about 2 seconds and then the radio/accessory mode will come on.
There is no need to shut off the engine while not in Park to get accessory mode.