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Old 03-25-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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I just purchased a 2008 Saturn VUE - AWD and plan to tow with four wheels down. The instruction manual indicates that I should remove the IGN SW fuse before I tow.

I towed a 2000 Saturn wagon for years and never removed a fuse.

Can anyone tell me why I would need to do this and what removing the fuse does to the car - i.e. can I start it, does it remove all radio, clock, etc. settings.

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I just purchased a 2008 Saturn VUE - AWD and plan to tow with four wheels down. The instruction manual indicates that I should remove the IGN SW fuse before I tow.

I towed a 2000 Saturn wagon for years and never removed a fuse.

Can anyone tell me why I would need to do this and what removing the fuse does to the car - i.e. can I start it, does it remove all radio, clock, etc. settings.

Thanks
We recently purchased a 2008 Saturn Vue FWD and noted the same in the manual. To avoid having to always remove the panel and pull the mentioned fuse, we are going to get this switch which other forum members have apparently used.
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Our '04 has the same requirement... Primarily it disconnects the speedometer otherwise we understand one gets LOTS of mileage on the Vue. Assume you must leave the key in "accessory" position to unlock the steering??? The car cannot be started but the radio works and must be turned off. It does nothing to the radio/clock settings.
We made our own switch but a kit is cheap.
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Can anyone tell me why I would need to do this and what removing the fuse does to the car - i.e. can I start it, does it remove all radio, clock, etc. settings.
I use the same device that JC2 wrote about. It's important to pull the fuse or get the switch.

The fuse kills the IP and all the idiot lights. IF you forget to restore the fuse of turn the switch ON, the car won't start nor will you be able to get any diagnostics from On-Star.

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Our '04 has the same requirement... Primarily it disconnects the speedometer otherwise we understand one gets LOTS of mileage on the Vue. Assume you must leave the key in "accessory" position to unlock the steering??? The car cannot be started but the radio works and must be turned off. It does nothing to the radio/clock settings.
We made our own switch but a kit is cheap.
Vue has no locking wheel
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Thanks everyone. I am going to order the switch.
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