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F150 Forscan Side Effects? Disabling Auto Stop_Start

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:27 pm
by tperk100
On F150 to disable Auto Start_Stop we disable BMS (Battery Management System). What is BMS and what are we doing when we disable it?
Thanks

Re: F150 Forscan Side Effects? Disabling Auto Stop_Start

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:36 am
by ThatOneDude
Here's a pretty good write up on BMS.

https://noln.net/2017/03/28/battery-man ... rt-system/

Long story short, it's a system that monitors and protects the life of your battery. Disabling it returns you to a similar system as older vehicles. The battery may have a shorter life because it is allowed to overcharge or undercharge based on load.

Re: F150 Forscan Side Effects? Disabling Auto Stop_Start

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:21 pm
by tperk100
Thanks!