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Old 12-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #15
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Suspect GM products vary on this issue but had the same problem with my 2010 Silverado. Ended up installing a separater [fused]12 v cig plug from the battery [ran it thru fender and door foam along with BB break away wire]. Instrument panel fuse is under hood so had to run a fuse loop to inside to kill panel or speedometer will record "pulled" miles. With separate 12v plug, and panel fuse pulled, Silverado can be pulled in "ignition off" postion as steerig wheel unlocks.

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Old 12-10-2013, 09:13 AM   #16
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Thanks again to everyone for the input. I will add an additional 12V plug, got materials this morning. It's a little chilly out there today, for Texas weather away - 30 - so it'll be later this week. I'll report my progress. Old Scout I see you're in Garden Ridge. I'm across town in Fair Oaks Ranch.

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Old 12-10-2013, 09:31 AM   #17
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Good morning eggman, I just finished preparing my 2013 Chevy Equinox for towing (it is very similar to your Terrain). I use a "toad charge" , a switch for fuse #32 and a dedicated 12v source from the battery of the Equinox. The biggest challenge I had was getting the wires ( beakaway cable and 12v cable) from the engine compartment to the interior of the Equinox. My solution was to lift the plastic kick panel cover , it just snaps in place, and drill a hole in the channel under the plastic panel beside the the rubber door molding. you can feed the wires from the bottom of the floor (hole is already there) and through the hole that you drilled. The wires can then be run under the driver seat and the plastic panel snapped back in place. For me this was the perfect place for the wires as my RVi brake plugged in from under the seat. I use a six pin plug from the motor home to the Equinox. Four pins for lights and two for 12v for the "toad charge". Safe and protected.
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