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Old 04-19-2015, 06:45 PM   #1
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2014 Chevy Captiva Towing Issues

I bought a 2014 Chevy Captiva last November to replace my 2006 Saturn Vue that had numerous issues. I read on this and other forums that the Captiva was a good tow vehicle. So I bought it and had a Blue Ox base plate, tail light assembly and break away cable installed. I already had a Blue Ox Acclaim tow bar and Patriot 2012 brake assist unit. After I got all of this done I discovered that none of the power jacks in the Captiva (formerly cigarette lighter jacks) were active or hot when the vehicle was placed in the ACC mode. This along with removing the PWR MOD fuse is required for towing. However, without the power jacks being active when the vehicle is in the ACC mode the Patriot brake assist can't be powered. The only solution I can think of is to have a wire run from the battery to the passenger compartment that has a power jack attached to it to power the Patriot.

So my question is: Do any of you out there with late model Chevy Captiva have an active power plug when the vehicle is in the ACC mode? And if not, how did you handle the brake assist needing power when the vehicle was in the ACC mode? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:44 PM   #2
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I think the 2 amp fuse that you need to pull is only to keep Battry from being discharging when towing and a soulation for that is leave the fuse in and run a charge line from the coach chassis battery to the toad battery with #10 wire fused at both batteries with a 15 to 20 amp fuse or breaker.
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If your captiva is like my '08 Saturn Vue I can tell you what happens if you forget to pull the fuse. Mileage will register and the check engine light will be on for the next 10-12 starts. I put a switch on that fuse because I didn't like standing on my head to try to put it back in place. My power outlets are always live because my GPS would ever go off. I have a wire to the battery because of my brake system.
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Our Equinox is very similar to your Captiva and I also have to pull a fuse. Like yours, that fuse deactivates the power outlets. Actually the one in the rear is still hot but it's to far to reach. I purchased a power outlet, a fuse and a little wire at an auto parts store. Wired it directly to the battery. Probably $15 in parts and 20 minutes to install.
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I'm going to have a cig lighter / power jack run from the battery to the drivers side floor for the brake assist. Thanks for the advice.
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