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Old 05-18-2012, 08:58 AM   #29
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What does the owners manual say about preparing to tow?
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:50 AM   #30
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I know this may sound silly but are you sure your pulling the correct fuse?
I would go to a different dealer and ask the service manager to physically pull it out for me, I would mark it with my marking pen that I remembered to bring along. As I said before I did this and it registered no miles on my 2500 mile trip.
Elkhartjim had a very good question you have to answer.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:15 AM   #31
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Your owners manual shows where fuse #32 is located (5amp-red). Locate the fuse, use magic marker and put a dot above fuse so you pull the correct one each time. We did this and our 2012 Equinox does not rack up the miles when we tow.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #32
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I double checked the manual after we got here & I definitely pulled the right fuse. I really didn't pay attention as to whether the dash lights, etc went out. We will move again in about 10 days & I will double check that. I didn't throw the switch on the battery disconnect since I figured the fuse would do it. If it doesn't put all the dash lights, etc out, then I will also throw the battery disconnect & see what happens then. If that fuse doesn't turn everything off, then I assume something weird is going on & we'll have to take it to the dealer to figure it out.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #33
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I have a 2008 Saturn Vue. I have to pull the ignition fuse. I just purchase a switch that I'll be installing tomorrow.Simple to install and alot easier than crawling around trying to pull a fuse.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:12 AM   #34
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I have a 2008 Saturn Vue. I have to pull the ignition fuse. I just purchase a switch that I'll be installing tomorrow.Simple to install and alot easier than crawling around trying to pull a fuse.
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Installed a switch on my 2011 Equinox as well. Much easier than pulling the fuse. Did not buy a kit though, just bought parts and made one.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:18 PM   #35
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ok, we moved today- about 160 miles. We pulled fuse 32 & the door still dinged & the dash lights stayed on & the N light was on too. We also then used the battery disconnect & that put them all out. We still recorded 61 miles on the car!!! I think our next stop is a chevy dealer to see what's going on with that fuse
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:14 AM   #36
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You pulled the car 160 miles and it recorded 61...this gets stranger by the move. Please post back what the dealer has to say.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:49 PM   #37
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Still trying to figure out how the computer is getting power with the battery disconnect open. Some type of energy source I haven't seen or are you powering the toad from the MH? Just my two cents...
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I've just re-read this complete thread.

Does your braking system require power? If its a Brake Buddy, you've got to be getting power for it to operate and with a disconnect switch that will (should) kill power to everything. The odometer cannot operate without power. You have to be getting power feed back from somewhere. You also say that when you pull the number 32 fuse the ding, the dash lights and shifter light stay on; are you positive you're pulling the correct fuse? On my Malibu, the diagram on the inside of the kick panel is a mirror image and it took me a while to locate the correct fuse the first time.

If the lights are staying on when you pull what you think is the correct fuse, re-install the fuse and keep pulling fuses until the lights go off. Of course to add even more confusion, you only added 60 miles in a 160 mile trip this last time.

BTW, you don't need to wait until the next time you hook up and move. Try it the next time you get in the car to go anywhere. I would be out there day and night until I figured this thing out. But I'm like that...
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First, let me start by thanking all of you for your input. Today we went to the Chevy dealer in town. I really feel stupid then I tell you what we found out. We were turning the key 1 click after shutting down & putting it in N, when at that point it already was in the position it should have been. We still don't understand why it recorded any mileage (& only part of it) when we disconnected the battery, but hopefully this will resolve the issue. We will move again on the 7th, so hopefully we won't record any more miles. Will let you know for sure.
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Well folks, we moved a few days ago & 0 miles on the car. I can't believe we were putting it in the wrong position. I'm so thankful we got it taken care of, it was driving us crazy. Thanks to all of you for your ideas & suggestions. I love this forum!
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Just bought the GMC twin the Terrain the manual states pull mini fuse #-32 (discreet logic fuse) Have not towed it yet just getting base plate installed but it is my understanding the mileage will not register by pulling this fuse and also if the fuse is not pulled you can damage the transmission
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:14 AM   #42
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Just bought the GMC twin the Terrain the manual states pull mini fuse #-32 (discreet logic fuse) Have not towed it yet just getting base plate installed but it is my understanding the mileage will not register by pulling this fuse and also if the fuse is not pulled you can damage the transmission
I have never heard the part about damaging the transmission if the fuse is not pulled, but it would be nice to hear from an expert on this issue.
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