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Old 08-19-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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ACC position on 2011 Honda Accord

I might be towing a 2011 Accord on an Acme dolly. With that dolly, the front wheels must be free to pivot. I understand the key has to be left in the ACC position in order to leave the steering wheel unlocked.

If the radio and hvac are off, and with no toad brake system, will the Accord's battery run down in a day of towing? How about multiple days?

If so, is there a fuse to pull that will be a game changer?

If not, I would probably just run a charge line.
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Try this and see if it works:

1) insert key in ignition and turn to full on

2) turn key to full off, DO NOT REMOVE KEY FROM IGNITION

3) See if steering wheel remains unlocked by turning the steering wheel back and forth approximately 90 degrees each way.


Most Asian and a lot of domestic vehicles built since 2009 operate this way. It's never mentioned in the owners manual.
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Try this and see if it works:

1) insert key in ignition and turn to full on

2) turn key to full off, DO NOT REMOVE KEY FROM IGNITION

3) See if steering wheel remains unlocked by turning the steering wheel back and forth approximately 90 degrees each way.


Most Asian and a lot of domestic vehicles built since 2009 operate this way. It's never mentioned in the owners manual.
Yes, that seems to work. Also on my FWD Highlander. Thanks!
I wonder if it is foolproof once under way.
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Yes, that seems to work. Also on my FWD Highlander. Thanks!
I wonder if it is foolproof once under way.

Yes, as long as the key is not removed from the ignition. I've towed several Asian imports that way and never had a problem with the steering wheel locking as long as the key remained in the ignition.
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No need for charge line if you use a tow dolly but I would run one if you decide to tow 4 down also the CRV has a real small battery a lot of folks installed a Honda Van battery box and a larger battery to tow 4 down , I think the charge line is simpler and cheaper.
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