Originally Posted by Dale & Mark Bruss
You are not being a smart alec, but yes I pressed and held the Start/Stop switch after shifting to neutral. The dash lights go off and the indicator about returning to Park displays.
The accessory outlets stay alive. The light switch doesn't like to stay in the Off position when there is no power.
Sure wish I could find a simple step I am missing.
Seems like a small thing, but when we push the start/stop button after shifting to neutral, we are not pressing and holding the button. A quick press turns off the dash lights in our case.
We press and hold the button with our foot off of the brake to put the car in accessory mode. Once the dashboard lights are lit we press the brake and shift to neutral. We then do a “quick press” of the button and the dashboard lights go off and we get the the chime and “shift to park” prompt.
We are finishing up a trip of about 3,000 miles towing the Equinox.