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Old 02-02-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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2014 Buick Enclave Toad fuse question

The owners manual of my new Enclave says to pull 3 fuses for four down towing. One fuse is BATT1 50A which is in the main fuse block and the other two fuses are 15A ECM and 15A Onstar which are under the rear passenger floor in the battery compartment.

Question: Does anyone know the reason for pulling the 2 fuses? RE: what is the battery drain while the key is in the "on" position?

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Old 02-02-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
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I have a 2008 Enclave CLX I just pull Bat 1 never had any problems don't know about the other fuses.
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So you haven't noticed any low battery charge in your Enclave?
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:30 PM   #4
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I have a 2010 Enclave and a friend has a 2012. His fuse pulling instructions are different from mine. I find it hard to understand the changes when the cars are essentially the same but I've never investigated further. Go by your book to insure mileage doesn't register and the battery doesn't drain.
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Have not had any battery drain that I can notice.
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I just towed my 2014 Acadia 1200 miles for its first trip. I pulled the same 3 fuses: BATT1, ECM, and Onstar. I'm not sure if the 2 in the battery compartment are a battery drain issue or more of a computer/communication issue.

But when I went to start it after being on the road for 7 hours or so I had a dead battery. I had to go buy a portable battery pack jumper and got it started. I hadn't noticed that the high beam headlights were on in car as we were going all day. I pulled the 2 10amp fuses for high beams, and we were good to go the rest of the trip. I don't understand why or how they were on, but they must have been the culprit.

Also, the check engine light stayed on after we reached our destination and drove the car. After the 2nd or 3rd day of driving it, the light went out. A GM service tech at local dealer said that was probably from removing the ECM fuse. The computer had a communication disruption with the rest of the car, and it took some time for it to reset itself, or something to that effect.
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Thanks for the input everybody! I appreciate the responses.
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You must have had your switch on instead of on acc. Their are two 50 amp side by side make sure you pull the right one.
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