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Old 06-14-2015, 07:12 AM   #15
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Joe:

Another way around the problem is to install a charging line on your electrical umbilical between the MH and the CR-V. We're using a Toad Charge kit and it has worked fine for us. With this approach there are no fuses to pull and it doesn't matter nearly as much if you do something like forget to turn the audio off when you're preparing for towing.

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Old 06-14-2015, 07:31 AM   #16
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Dennis, after today I'm beginning to think you're right! I have spent most of the day trying to find a switch that will snap into the dash opening, and that switch #19 is a real booger to get to!

What does a new hold-down bracket and battery cost?
I couldn't get it out. Went to Auto Zone. Told the kid at the counter. He looked at me like was crazy. Came out with a fuse puller (like the one I have). Messed with it 10 minutes. Went back in and came out with a bigger fuse puller (like the other one I have). Same story. Couldn't get it. Went in and came out with needle nose pliers (like mine). Again - just like me - he gave up. It's like it super glued in.

I still haven't done anything about it. I was told I have a charge line but if I do it's not working. Haven't put the meter on it to see but I'm thinking the bigger battery is the way to go.
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I couldn't get it out. Went to Auto Zone. Told the kid at the counter. He looked at me like was crazy. Came out with a fuse puller (like the one I have). Messed with it 10 minutes. Went back in and came out with a bigger fuse puller (like the other one I have). Same story. Couldn't get it. Went in and came out with needle nose pliers (like mine). Again - just like me - he gave up. It's like it super glued in.

I still haven't done anything about it. I was told I have a charge line but if I do it's not working. Haven't put the meter on it to see but I'm thinking the bigger battery is the way to go.
I bought this...

NAPA, 800 CCA group 24 battery about $75. There are other choices but I did look at this one until I found a 900 at our Canadian Tire Store.
Honda, new plastic battery box (both parts) about $20

Peace of mind, Priceless.
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I couldn't get it out. Went to Auto Zone. Told the kid at the counter. He looked at me like was crazy. Came out with a fuse puller (like the one I have). Messed with it 10 minutes. Went back in and came out with a bigger fuse puller (like the other one I have). Same story. Couldn't get it. Went in and came out with needle nose pliers (like mine). Again - just like me - he gave up. It's like it super glued in.

I still haven't done anything about it. I was told I have a charge line but if I do it's not working. Haven't put the meter on it to see but I'm thinking the bigger battery is the way to go.
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Steve, I have the same problem! I bought a fuse puller from Auto Zone that they assured me would work on any flat fuse. WRONG!

There are some little plastic ridges at the top and bottom of the fuses and the puller won't go in between them to grab the fuse!

Has anyone found a puller that will work on the Honda 2013 CRV fuses?
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Steve, I have the same problem! I bought a fuse puller from Auto Zone that they assured me would work on any flat fuse. WRONG!

There are some little plastic ridges at the top and bottom of the fuses and the puller won't go in between them to grab the fuse!

Has anyone found a puller that will work on the Honda 2013 CRV fuses?
Lol. Or 2014 CR-V
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There are some little plastic ridges at the top and bottom of the fuses and the puller won't go in between them to grab the fuse!

Has anyone found a puller that will work on the Honda 2013 CRV fuses?
This makes me thrilled about having to replace a fuse if I really needed to!
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This makes me thrilled about having to replace a fuse if I really needed to!

You better help us find a puller that will work or you'll soon be crying the blues along with us!
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You better help us find a puller that will work or you'll soon be crying the blues along with us!
Has anyone asked a Honda dealer?
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Has anyone asked a Honda dealer?

I called our local dealer yesterday but their service and parts departments are closed on weekends. I'll try again tomorrow!
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I tried pulling the fuse (per Honda) and just used a pair of needle nose pliers. No trouble getting it out and back in other than having to be a contortionist. They could not have placed this fuse panel in a more awkward place.
After going through all that, (I made my own dummy fuse to a switch) I found the aux socket was not powered to operate my Patriot. Back to square one.
So, as stated above, I replaced the battery with a REAL BATTERY and a Charge Line. Now I do not mess with fuses, no dead battery. Just hook up and go like it should be.
Why are you people so hung up on messing with this fuse thing? There is a very simple solution and it's not expensive.
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PROBLEM SOLVED! I called the local Honda dealer this morning and they told me the fuse holder is in the fuse box under the hood! I looked, and sure enough, it's attached to the lid of the box! And the best thing yet is that it works!
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PROBLEM SOLVED! I called the local Honda dealer this morning and they told me the fuse holder is in the fuse box under the hood! I looked, and sure enough, it's attached to the lid of the box! And the best thing yet is that it works!
Thanks for finding that out. It may come in handy some day.

What I find rather amusing is that the picture of the fuse box and lid on page 337 of the 2014 CR-V owner's manual shows a blow-up of something attached to the lid of the box but doesn't identify what it is. There's no way that anyone reading the manual would know that it is a fuse puller!
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PROBLEM SOLVED! I called the local Honda dealer this morning and they told me the fuse holder is in the fuse box under the hood! I looked, and sure enough, it's attached to the lid of the box! And the best thing yet is that it works!
When we get ours out of the body shop I'll take a look. They say it will have the hail dents out and ready to roll on the 29th.
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Joe, were you ever able to install the NAPA switch? Here's a picture to show it can be done!

https://photos.google.com/search/_tr...fhPYk_yRCIXKI3
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