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Old 01-19-2014, 01:29 PM   #71
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When pulling the 2amp fuse does the Captiva click miles on the dash?
No, it does not click miles.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:02 PM   #72
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Reading thru latest copy of FMCA magazine. I found that the 2014 Chevy Captiva Sport is on the list of towable 4 down vehicles. On the Chevrolet site I see they are still a Fleet sale vehicle. Which means that the only way general public can buy one is on a used car lot.
Several of my Winter Texans neighbors have Saturn Vue's. Did not take them long to come over and check out my Captiva. One has started looking for a used Captiva to replace his 2008 Vue.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:26 AM   #73
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Made one last trip to dealer on which fuse to pull for towing. There is a modification to the manual. Proper fuse to remove is the PWR/MODING 2 amp fuse. I have not tried it out yet. It was a update to my original owners manual.
If anyone wants the document of this change. Send me a PM with a email address. I will send you a PDF file with the info.
Just purchased 2012 Captiva Sport V6 from a corporate fleet. I have the manual, but not the update for the correct fuse... Could you please send me the .pdf document of the change??

I searched for a long time to find this particular car to tow 4 wheels down!!

rkgreg2628@gmail.com

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Sent you a copy of the 2013 manual. It has correct info for both 2012 and 13.
If you do not receive the email let me know. It is 5.3 mb.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:22 AM   #75
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I got an 12 volt extension cord to run from the rear power receptacle so I could pull the power modeing fuse and still power my brake buddy vantage and not rack up miles...no joy...the compressor in the Brake Buddy runs very slow and receptacle gets quite hot...must be to much resistance in the 12 volt cord...not to mention the long run from the battery back to the rear outlet in the back...
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:29 AM   #76
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I got an 12 volt extension cord to run from the rear power receptacle so I could pull the power modeing fuse and still power my brake buddy vantage and not rack up miles...no joy...the compressor in the Brake Buddy runs very slow and receptacle gets quite hot...must be to much resistance in the 12 volt cord...not to mention the long run from the battery back to the rear outlet in the back...
Jim, I haven't read this whole thread, so maybe someone else already mentioned this. I use one of those portable battery "Jump" packs that has a 12 volt outlet. I put it on the passenger floor and plug my Brake Buddy into it. It works fine. Every few days I recharge it. Other than running a charge line from the motorhome, this seems to be the best solution for me. Harbor Freight has the one I use on sale right now for $45.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:33 AM   #77
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That was my first thought... So I got a decent one...black and decker...but it does not seem to work with my BB...cycles and almost fills the compressor in the BB...but stops just before the BB is ready to bleed...that bummed me out ;-)

Maybe its my BB or my portable power pack...
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I did run the portable charge line back from the coach...works well...
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According to the manual you should be able to power anything up to 20 amps. I made my own power cord from rear with 14 ga wire. But I am only powering a LED for my brake indicator light.
So far we have towed our Captiva over 7,000 miles. Not a single issue. I do start engine every morning and fuel stops.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:16 AM   #80
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We have a 2012 Captiva 2WD that we will be selling. It is a great little vehicle and has served us well. We are going full-time in September and have chosen to tow our Silverado in order to better accommodate our lifestyle. We have never towed our Captiva.

The Captiva is slated for our S&B stuff auction. We hope to get $14K.
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Does anyone know the reason they want you to start the engine and run each morning and at fuel stops? Is it to run the trans pump to do a little lubing or ? rockin'
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:19 AM   #82
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Owners Manual States:
For vehicles being dinghy towed, the vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes. This will ensure proper lubrication of transmission components.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:51 PM   #83
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I just bought a 2014 Captiva. Nice vehicle. Hdd a 2006 Saturn Vue which was my toad. Now I have go through getting the base plate, tow bar, electrical cable and break away cable as well as installation all over again. Hopefully, I'll have it ready to tow by next summer.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:11 PM   #84
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Any changes in the design of the 2014 Captiva? I like the looks of ours, but I know that other than the Chevy logos it looks just like the 2009 Vue, and I'm curious if the looks have been updated or still the same.
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