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Old 10-19-2008, 10:08 AM   #1
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Looking to upgrade the Tracker to a 2007 HHR. They tell me I can flat tow. Do you put the Auto trans in netural and go? Can someone tell me how it is done. Many thanks.
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Looking to upgrade the Tracker to a 2007 HHR. They tell me I can flat tow. Do you put the Auto trans in netural and go? Can someone tell me how it is done. Many thanks.
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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Your owners manual will list the steps to take for towing.
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A friend has one - he has to pull a fuse. I don't know which one - should be in the owner manual under "Recreational Towing".
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:34 AM   #5
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With automatic, turn key to "on" (not start). Step on brake, shift to neutral, release brake. Turn key to "off" (not lock-it won't go there and can't be removed anyway). Remove fuse #8 from fuse block under console panel cover by front of passenger front seat. This turns off ignition circuit power. A fuse switch is useful here. Reverse process to drive car. Miles don't accumulate on odometer when ignition is off. Make sure parking brake is off. When I drive off, I try to make a turn right away and look in the mirror or rear monitor to verify HHR front tires are rotating and steering OK. Some braking units may need power from HHR and that could change this procedure. Mine doesn't.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:10 PM   #6
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two2go has pretty much nailed it. We are towing an 08 HHR with a 06 Bounder w/workhorse 8.1 & 6 speed allison. Have to keep checking the rearview mirror to make sure the toad is still there. The HHR is a GREAT little vehicle. The only thing I would add to two2go's post is to get a key made that does not have the security chip - it will still unlock the doors & turn the ignition switch to the necessary positions to tow, but since it will not start the car, I feel it's safer to leave in the vehicle while on the road at stops along the way. Also make sure the doors are locked. With a fuse switch, you can't get the key out of the ignition until you turn the fuse switch back on. I've placed ours in an out of sight place - just don't forget to turn the fuse switch back on. I had an embarrasing event the first time I tried to unhook the toad & couldn't get the darn key out of the ignition until I realized I hadn't turned the fuse switch on.
As a sidebar - we are using the Ready Brake Brute towbar, brake, & breakaway tow system & it's worked great so far.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:17 PM   #7
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We picked up our HHR on Friday. What a car. We have always had Trackers, which were great, but the HHR is even better. Thats for the replys.
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