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Turn off EAP without brake?


Aug 24, 2016
On today's 2 hour drive I found myself wanting to disable EAP without having to touch the brake, basically anticipating something (tolls) or wanting to pass and it felt weird to tap the brakes as the people behind me would see it. My previous car had controls for this on the wheel so it was easy. Also, would be nice to disable autosteer put leave cruise on without jerking the wheel. Is this possible?


Rocket Scientist
Apr 11, 2017
I did accidentally put my car into neutral while driving down the highway. It didn't seem to have any problem going back into drive at speed. I'm not inclined to test reverse though. :D


Fluffy Member
Supporting Member
Apr 30, 2009
I have read it, multiple times, months ago, should probably walk through it again though. It's kind of "scary" the only info they give you when you pick up the car is how to enable it...
Don't feel bad..when I asked how to disengage during the walk thru, they claimed (incorrectly) that the only way to disengage was with the brake. Also, the behavior changed slightly with a software update. Originally it was, "While on TACC, press up on right stalk to disengage" but while NOT in TACC, press up went to Neutral, with no warning. They fixed that so now it takes a long press to get to Neutral, TACC or not, and it gives 3 beeps when it does so.

Interestingly, on the X pressing Down on the right stalk takes you to Neutral without any beeps. Guess what happens when I switch from driving my 3 to my wife's X? Every Single Time.


Rocket Scientist
Apr 11, 2017
There are only two ways I know of to disengage AP while leaving TACC active.

1) Tweak the steering wheel enough to disengage AP.
2) Smash the go-pedal to accelerate to over 90 mph.

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