After reading the owners manual, I find three ways around the ASS feature so I can live with it.
1) obviously turn it off when you first start the car.
2) press the brake hard after the first second you come to a complete stop. It will keep running.
3) if it does catch you by surprise and shut off, gently turn the steering wheel and it will restart. I like this feature because I can save some gas but still have it running just before the light turns green. You don't have to turn it far, just to the point where you feel the resistance; almost a gentle tug does it.
With these options at my disposal, I probably won't need to have it reprogrammed.
1979 Porsche 911SC
1996 Porsche 993 C4S
2003 BMW M5
2013 BMW X3 35i
Last edited by bimmernut1; 03-05-2013 at 07:39 PM.