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Old 10-13-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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Ok I have a stupid question! I want to verify that the switch for fuse 8 is working so is there anyway to do so on a 2008 other than to drive it and see if the mileage register or don't register?
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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I assume the fuse on your HHR controls a circuit with similar properties as on my 2009 Malibu that also has to be removed or switched. It has nothing to do with the mileage registering since that is a function of whether the ignition key is in the ACC or ON positions. What that circuit does control in our car is the "door open while key is in the ignition switch" warning chime and the light that indicates which position the gearshift is in. I use both of these to verify that the fuse switch I installed is in the correct position.
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Ok I have a stupid question! I want to verify that the switch for fuse 8 is working so is there anyway to do so on a 2008 other than to drive it and see if the mileage register or don't register?
When u take fuse 8 out leave it in neutral it will stop bell from ringing nothing else happens your speedo will not run up your miles while towing.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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On mine with the key in the ACC and the #8 switch off for pulling.
The radio won't work & dash light that shows miles driven and temp. are off.
The rear brake lights will not come on either.

I don't think miles will rack up if #8 fuse is on or off.
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On mine with the key in the ACC and the #8 switch off for pulling.
The radio won't work & dash light that shows miles driven and temp. are off.
The rear brake lights will not come on either.

I don't think miles will rack up if #8 fuse is on or off.

Triker you have it right !
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Triker you have it right !
With the fuse pulled the radio still works on our 2008 LT
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With the fuse pulled the radio still works on our 2008 LT
I bet it shuts off soon as you open the door to get out.
And also bet, it never comes back on until the #8 fuse is back in while the key is in the ACC.

Mine is a 2008 LT1
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I have an HHR 2006. With the fuse removed, you cannot turn your ignition switch to the OFF position--also the door open alarm will no longer operate. The good news is
that a person I know built several fuse switch kits to solve the remove/install hassle!
I bought the last two he had in stock and have already sold the extra one to a friend.
If there is interest in such a pigtail switch devise, which uses the very same fuse in a rubber holder and about 6" dual wire leading to a small toggle switch, perhaps he would make up some more kits! It is real nice to simply toggle the switch, which extends slightly past the open back edge of the housing which covers the access panel (which you no longer need to remove to gain access to this fuse)!
If you cannot turn your ignition switch OFF, then you are ready to tow.
When you are disconnected and ready to drive your TOAD independently, make sure that you have the switch in the position which allows you to turn ON & OFF the ignition switch. It is a really nice, affordable devise or a possible DIY project.
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I have an HHR 2006. With the fuse removed, you cannot turn your ignition switch to the OFF position--also the door open alarm will no longer operate. The good news is
that a person I know built several fuse switch kits to solve the remove/install hassle!
I bought the last two he had in stock and have already sold the extra one to a friend.
If there is interest in such a pigtail switch devise, which uses the very same fuse in a rubber holder and about 6" dual wire leading to a small toggle switch, perhaps he would make up some more kits! It is real nice to simply toggle the switch, which extends slightly past the open back edge of the housing which covers the access panel (which you no longer need to remove to gain access to this fuse)!
If you cannot turn your ignition switch OFF, then you are ready to tow.
When you are disconnected and ready to drive your TOAD independently, make sure that you have the switch in the position which allows you to turn ON & OFF the ignition switch. It is a really nice, affordable devise or a possible DITYS project.
I bought my fuse switch from these guys http://rv-partsplus.com/home/. Click on accessories.
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Cliff--thanks for the site to purchase the fuse holder with switch. Your devise appears to have a longer wire lead and uses a rocker switch rather than a toggle switch. Obviously both will do the job, and your referenced site has them currently available! Thanks for the reference.
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Cliff--thanks for the site to purchase the fuse holder with switch. Your devise appears to have a longer wire lead and uses a rocker switch rather than a toggle switch. Obviously both will do the job, and your referenced site has them currently available! Thanks for the reference.
You're welcome. They are good guys to deal with.
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