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Old 07-17-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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HHR fuse 8 switch

I've been reading about a switch that plugs into the #8 fuse socket so you don't have to keep removing the fuse. Is this something that can be bought or does it need to be made up? If so, what gets pluged into the fuse socket to make the circuit?
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I've been reading about a switch that plugs into the #8 fuse socket so you don't have to keep removing the fuse. Is this something that can be bought or does it need to be made up? If so, what gets pluged into the fuse socket to make the circuit?
I bought mine here http://www.rv-partsplus.com/home/accessories/
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The one that clifftall points to is nice. But, it's not too hard to make one up if you are handy. Take a spare mini-fuse and short it out. Grind off the plastic above the ends of both terminals. Solder a pair of wires to the exposed terminals. Select a place for a toggle switch, solder the leads to the switch and install the switch. I put my switch to the right of the ignition switch on a flat part of the dash. Since you are replacing a fuse, you need to put an inline fuse somewhere in your wire run. I soldered in a Radio Shack fuse holder and a 2 amp fuse (same as #8).

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Like 2togo I bought a small rocker switch at my local parts store, with the inline fuse on it. I ended up soldering the bare wires so they would be stiff, and inserted them in the #8 prongs. I installed the switch on the panel that covers the fuses.
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I also made a simple switch and added it to my HHR. I took pictures of the process and posted them here
Worked great!
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Towdaddy - Tow Daddy - The Best Designed RV Products on the Planet - has a neat setup. It's an electronic module that plugs into the fuse block to replace the fuse. It then connects to the lighting socket on your toad that connects to the RV umbilical cable. It will automatically disconnect the fuse when you tow. No manual switching required. It can do that by sensing a taillight signal (but then you need to tow with the RV lights on) or you can connect it to the battery hot terminal and it'll disconnect the minute you plug into the RV and reconnect the minute you unplug.
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