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Old 02-20-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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i will be towing a 2005 chevy malibu with a brakebuddy. the manual says to remove a fuse to save the car battery. if i remove this fuse how does the brake buddy signal device that is plugged into the cig liter work to send it's signal to the mh cab.
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i will be towing a 2005 chevy malibu with a brakebuddy. the manual says to remove a fuse to save the car battery. if i remove this fuse how does the brake buddy signal device that is plugged into the cig liter work to send it's signal to the mh cab.
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I'm not familiar with the 2005 Chevy Malibu but can tell you that depending on the vehicle you can remove the recommended fuse, leave the key in accessory on position and you will still have power to the cigarette lighter if the vehicle has one. On vehicles that have a separate 12v plug in for a laptop or other 12v accessories, that 12v plug in is often powered even when fuse is pulled or key is in off position. IF when you pull the fuse as recommended by Chevy to prevent parasitic 12v draw and you then find no 12 volt power inside your vehicle you might consider running a 12v line from your RV to the toad/brake buddy.


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I have a 2007 Malibu V6. I do not remove any fuses as I am able to turn the key to the off position. (Almost to the off position) I cannot remove the key, but everything is turned off.

If the 2005 is the same body style as 2007 Malibu you will have no steering wheel lock.

Try turning your key to the on position, shift to neutral and then turn the as far as it will go toward the off position. If everything electrical is dead you are good to go.

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