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Old 01-21-2015, 08:54 AM   #1
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Battery Disconnect

Has anyone hooked up a newer Silverado/Sierra to be towed. In years past all they required was to pull one of the main fuses. Now the new trucks to include the Colorado/Canyon requires you to actually disconnect the negative post. Yet the Equinox/Terrain/Malibu you still pull a fuse (Equinox pull 3 fuses). They are installing my base plates today and we are trying to do a work around. I know you can do a disconnect switch, but Air Force one needs the battery side on the car to operate. The lights run off the motorhome.
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Sorry to ad a question to your thread, but why is there a need to pull fuses?
Is it because you must put the key in the acc. Position to unlock the steering wheel?

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A battery disconnect would be the easiest.
Just connect the AF1 to the battery side so it always has 12v. It does not draw power as long as the breakaway switch is not activated.

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We are going to go with the battery disconnect, i agree it is the easiest.


On the Acadia you have to remove the 15A ECM fuse, 15A Onstar fuse and the 50A Batt1 fuse. alot of work.
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The 2015 Colorado steering wheel can be unlocked by turning the key to ON then turning it to OFF and NOT removing it. The steering wheel will relock when the key is almost all of the way out of the ignition. Try it. I have towed my 2015 Colorado Z71 4X4 1200 miles this way. And no this procedure is not sanctioned by Chevrolet.
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Has anyone hooked up a newer Silverado/Sierra to be towed. In years past all they required was to pull one of the main fuses. Now the new trucks to include the Colorado/Canyon requires you to actually disconnect the negative post. Yet the Equinox/Terrain/Malibu you still pull a fuse (Equinox pull 3 fuses). They are installing my base plates today and we are trying to do a work around. I know you can do a disconnect switch, but Air Force one needs the battery side on the car to operate. The lights run off the motorhome.
Well Sir,
I kind-a just answered another thread in the same fashion. The smartest move you could make here is, travel to your local dealer for GMC/Chevy and, be guided by the OWNERS MANUAL for the particular truck you're interested in towing. You see, there's quite often, changes in prepping a truck for towing, from year to year. And, the newer the truck, the more electronics are involved in the operation of the truck. And, that includes things that effected drastically by disconnecting a battery or, not disconnecting it.

The discussion of towing a '13 and up GMC or Silverado has been talked about quite a few times on here and, many folks are not to keen on disconnecting the battery on the later models, especially since they towed a bit older one and had no such operation when prepping for towing. It's not the end of the world if you have to but, if so, then do find out WHY it's necessary. I've been told it's primarily because of the electronic components of the power steering. But, I've never had a reason to confirm that. Good luck.
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