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# 177101 22-Jul-2015 14:58
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Seems to be a few of us with Mazda's here so I am wondering if anyone can assist with a small iStop issue I am having.

iStop ready light is lit up, I pull into the garage at home and put my foot on the brake so I can then put the parking brake on and the gear into P. 
I push the engine on/off button and because iStop at this point has been activated, this turns the car on. I press it again to turn the car off.

Without a) keeping the heater on and set to windscreen only or b) pressing iStop off button just before I pull into the garage can anyone tell me how I can park up without having to turn the car on to then turn the car off.

Seems like excessive waste of "resources"

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  # 1349887 22-Jul-2015 16:21
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jonathan18:
mattwnz:
slingynz: Let go of the foot brake before pressing the start/stop button.

 Pretty sure that will restart the engine too. I think keeping it on the brake in park, and then longer pressing the start stop button, will not restart it after it has gone into istop mode. But I think the best thing is not to let it go into istop mode at all when you want to park it.


No, I think this is the trick (taking your foot off the brake before pressing the power button). I found this confusing on my 6 and still don't always get it right. Have to stick my car in the garage so will check what happens!


To confirm: taking the foot off the brake before pressing the power button works perfectly.

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