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Turn Off Engine but Keep Stereo Playing

On my Murano and Juke I can press the engine start button twice quickly to turn the engine off and place the car in accessory mode. The stereo will continue to play without interruption. This doesn't seem to work on my 2014 Pathfinder.

I really miss this feature. Does anyone know if there's a trick to accomplish this in the Pathfinder?
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On my Murano and Juke I can press the engine start button twice quickly to turn the engine off and place the car in accessory mode. The stereo will continue to play without interruption. This doesn't seem to work on my 2014 Pathfinder.

I really miss this feature. Does anyone know if there's a trick to accomplish this in the Pathfinder?
What does the pathfinder do differently? Pressing the button when the car is running turns it off, and pressing again (without applying the brake) turns on accessory mode. A third press would turn the car "on" without starting it.

Is the pathfinder just slower turning off and back on than your other Nissan vehicles when the button is pressed twice?
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What does the pathfinder do differently? Pressing the button when the car is running turns it off, and pressing again (without applying the brake) turns on accessory mode. A third press would turn the car "on" without starting it.

Is the pathfinder just slower turning off and back on than your other Nissan vehicles when the button is pressed twice?
With the other Nissan vehicles when you press the button twice quickly to turn off the engine the stereo does not stop playing. It's just like in a car with a key ignition. You move the key from On to Acc, the engine stops but everything else stays on. In the Pathfinder the stereo turns off. Then you have to wait 5 or more seconds for the system to reboot.

It wouldn't seem so annoying if I hadn't experienced how it works in the Murano and Juke.
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With the other Nissan vehicles when you press the button twice quickly to turn off the engine the stereo does not stop playing. It's just like in a car with a key ignition. You move the key from On to Acc, the engine stops but everything else stays on. In the Pathfinder the stereo turns off. Then you have to wait 5 or more seconds for the system to reboot.

It wouldn't seem so annoying if I hadn't experienced how it works in the Murano and Juke.
my ranger was like this, you turn engine off but then have to go backwards past off into accessory (turn key towards you) ITs not really that big of a deal, although i could see it being funny if your mid conversation over bluetooth and you shut her down..
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On my Murano and Juke I can press the engine start button twice quickly to turn the engine off and place the car in accessory mode. The stereo will continue to play without interruption. This doesn't seem to work on my 2014 Pathfinder.

I really miss this feature. Does anyone know if there's a trick to accomplish this in the Pathfinder?
I liked that feature in my Murano as well. Especially if at the gas station and a good song was on, or listening to a game. I haven't been able to do it in the PF either.
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It sucks that there's no way to do this or at least no one that discovered any way to make it happen. Might turn out to be something in a future model, 2015?
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On gm products the radio stays on until the door is opened.
To me it's not a big deal since living in Cleveland listening to a game is
Usually painful and I'm better off if the radio goes off
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Haven't tried this in my Pathfinder, but in my Lexus if you put in Neutral and push the start/stop the radio stays on. Then shift to park.
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Haven't tried this in my Pathfinder, but in my Lexus if you put in Neutral and push the start/stop the radio stays on. Then shift to park.
Great idea, but didn't work turning the car off in neutral or in gear. Guess if it's a big enough deal you could add a small capacitor that supplies power for a few seconds after the car is turned off, so then you could turn the car to accessory mode before the radio lost power.
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This really sucks. Why can't you go straight to accessory mode?? I noticed this while on a meeting over bluetooth.. as soon as I turned the car off, I lost the bluetooth, and had to hit the button again and wait. Also sucks because my kid's dvd in the back stops playing, and the outlets power down. I was hoping Nissan would put a proper accessory mode that shuts off when the doors open like every other friggin car manufacturer. First grief with my new 2014..
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