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Old 01-17-2016, 05:08 PM   #15
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Hi The fuse you need to pull for the Hybrid is in the engine compartment. If you take off the plastic cover that says Hybrid there is another fuse box cover....remove that and the fuse you need to pull is (as you look at it from the front of the engine) is in the back row and 3rd from the right. They are large fuses. The procedure to follow for readying it to tow is slightly different from the post above in that you place the transmission in drive and then into neutral and let it run for 3 minutes and then put the key into accessory. Then you remove the fuse. This is all explained in your manual. Take a look!

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Mikebreeze, which fuse did you pull or switch? I tried the 2 amp " ign", but all it did was to (sometimes) disable the starter function. Turning the switch off with the engine running does not stop the engine. That's a good thing, I guess, but it did not reduce the current draw when the engine is off and the fans, radio, etc. are off.


I found that the draw is about 1.5 amps with the key in the "run" position, so there is probably no worry about a 4 or 5 hour tow, so maybe it's no problem..............


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Old 03-01-2016, 10:51 AM   #17
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Tom-

I had a switch attached to the fuse called 'PWR MODING'. It is located within the fuse box that is within the passenger foot well. I have attached a pic from my manual showing the location of the fuse and a picture of the switch that I had installed. I got the small box to put over the switch from Michaels Crafts because my better half knocked the switch with her leg and cut off power within the vehicle...twice.

Please bear in mind that our vehicles are 6 years apart in age and they may have changed things on mine. Anyway, good luck and let me know how it goes. I can send you the towing excerpts from my manual if you want.
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Mike, thanks for the info, but the picture is too small to blow up enough to read. What size fuse was it? I can get into the panel just fine, but I don't see anything with that labeling.


I have a 10A fuse between the ACC/RAP relay and the 15A audio fuse, labeled CLUSTER. Is that it maybe?


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Tom-

I have attached a larger version of the passenger foot well fuse box and have circled the PWR/MODING fuse. It is 2A. I verified this both in my manual and in the vehicle itself. BTW, the fuse panel is tilted and a support bracket runs thru it so hopefully, you can orient the picture properly, if it is the same as yours.

Also, I found an online 2008 Vue online manual at:

http://www.vadengmpp.com/owners-manu...Saturn-Vue.pdf


I remember that my old 2006 Vue said to pull the IGN or Ignition fuse or something like that under the hood. I pulled it while pulling this Vue but the battery ran down after about 5-6 hours of towing. Then again, the 2002-7 Vue was a different animal.

The PWR/MODING fuse, when removed or switched, cuts all power coming into the interior cabin. Unfortunately, this includes the power port/cig lighter. What I did was have a power port installed on the face of the change compartment on the far left side and ran it straight to the battery. That way, I can use my brake assist while towing. This setup has worked well for me. I have towed the Captiva on 3 trips that were between 250 and 600 miles long over multiple days. I had no problems with the battery running down.

I did have intermittent connectivity problems with the umbilical cord between the RV and the Captiva on 2 of those trips. This affected the brake lights/turn signals on the rear of the Captiva. But Blue Ox replaced the cord even though it was out of warranty.

I hope this helps. Good luck to you. Towing behind an RV does present various challenges.
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the photo and information. You're right, the model year difference seems to have me without that label. I'll keep working at it, but this week I'm having a minor medical procedure, so I'm going to have to let it wait.

I do have the original owners's manual, but of course, it doesn't tell much. I'm not ready to travel for a few weeks, so I'll just take it as it goes.

Thanks again for the help.

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