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Old 05-06-2012, 07:06 AM   #15
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We haven't pulled the fuse, but did have a battery disconnect installed. since that company screwed up the install for our surge brake, they may have screwed that up too. Will pull the fuse & see what happens.
Follow the instructions for recreational towing in your owners manual and there should be no need for a battery disconnect switch to be used. Removing fuse #32 (Discrete Logic Ignition
Switch fuse) will keep the battery from going dead and stop the mileage from adding up while towing. Following the transmission sequence will insure no transmission problems, and if the lights are properly wired with diode installations, you should have no problems there.
We have many towed miles on our 2011 Equinox with no problems or accumulated miles We have copied and laminated the RV towing instructions to keep available in the car whenever we hook up. Also have installed a switch on fuse 32 so removable is not necessary.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:53 AM   #16
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I was advise that it is ilegal in Texas to install "Any" device which interfiers with the speedmometer - not sure about other states but would suggest that this is checked out before going that route. CL
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:30 AM   #17
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Are you physically disconnecting the battery or pulling the fuse per the Recreational Towing instructions in the owner manual? I suggest following the procedure in the manual...

Our owner manual said either pull the fuse or unhook the battery. Ask husband why he unhooked the battery and he thinks the battery hookup is easier to get to than the fuse. So far we have had no problems.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #18
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Our owner manual said either pull the fuse or unhook the battery. Ask husband why he unhooked the battery and he thinks the battery hookup is easier to get to than the fuse. So far we have had no problems.
Install a fuse switch to turn off the fuse circuit Chevy recommends. Once it's in, it will take 2 seconds to shut this circuit off. Way better than a battery disconnect.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:42 PM   #19
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I was advise that it is ilegal in Texas to install "Any" device which interfiers with the speedmometer - not sure about other states but would suggest that this is checked out before going that route. CL
I think it's a Federal Law. Turning off the ignition or pulling a fuse is legal, but adding a switch probably isn't but has anyone had trouble with selling/trading a towed due to the mileage not being accurate? How would anyone tell?
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We just bought a new 2012 Chevy Equinox & have flat towed from TX to San Diego & all the miles are on the car's odometer. I called Chevy yesterday & the guy I spoke with wasn't particularly knowledgeable, but did some checking & came back & said there was no way to avoid that except use a dolly, which we don't want to do since we bought this to flat tow.

I sure hate to think about using up my whole warranty on a car I'm not even driving that much.

Anyone have any experience with this.

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We too pull a 2012 Equinox. Follow what it says in the manual and pull fuse #32 (located on passenger side behind small panel on side of console). I typed up the instructions from the car manual and laminated it and keep it handy to refer to. Also carry extra fuse #32. Pulling the fuse and following the instructions and miles will not register on your Equinox.
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Install a fuse switch to turn off the fuse circuit Chevy recommends. Once it's in, it will take 2 seconds to shut this circuit off. Way better than a battery disconnect.
Totally agree, no loss of radio stations or engine memory that occur when battery is disconnected for long periods. Just tte flip of a switch under the dash.
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We had the battery disconnect installed by someone. Is it easy to add the switch for the fuse, if so, can someone tell us how to do it. Thanks
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There is a commercially made kit for adding a fuse switch. It costs 3x what you could make for yourself, but if you don't have the skills this kit will do the job nicely.

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After looking at the diagram, I think we'd be better off buying the kit. Thanks for the information
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2011 auto, 2 wheel drive, 4 cyl. racks up no mileage while being flat towed. Have just followed the Mfg. instructions for rec. veh. towing. One fuse is pulled which I have since put a switch on.
X2, w/6 cyl and doesn't matter whether the fuse is pulled or not.
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I tow a 2011 Chevy Equinox pull the fuse no miles add up. to pull the fuse is no big deal it is located on the passenger side in the fuse compartment. you do lose the power to the front 12 volt power outlets, the one in back stays hot. if you use a supplement brake you will need a extension cord.
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ok all, we finally moved again the other day. I pulled fuse #32, had the car in Neutral & on accessory. We traveled 135 miles. When we arrived at our destination, I put the fuse back & guess what, we had an additional 135 miles on our odometer. I've talked to Chevy & they don't even know if it's supposed to clock the miles or not. If the rest of you don't have the miles add up, then we shouldn't either. I'm so frustrated, don't know what else to try.
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When you pull the fuse does the dinging (key in ignition warning) stop? Do the dash lights go off? On my 2011 Malibu, both those things happen. Also the blue light on the gear shift selector that shows which gear you're in goes out.
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