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Old 06-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #1
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Honda Accessory Cutoff Switch

I installed an accessory cutoff switch on a 2009 Honda CRV rather than pulling the fuse each time. The fuse is a 7.5A in slot 34. Great idea and I reduce the amps used from 1.57 to .075. Now the gotcha. The power outlets are dead when the switch is in the tow position (disconnected). I am amazed that Blue Ox or Roadmaster does not discuss this when telling one about their switch harnesses.

This model of Honda uses Low Profile Mini Fuses. I found a low profile mini fuse tap so that I can use another fuse position to get power from when the switch is in the tow position. I need to add a power outlet to the fuse tap.

I know that one shouldn't run the battery down if you start the car as prescribed in the owner's manual. I just wanted to play it safe. I could have run a charge wire from the coach, which I would have done had I know about the power outlets not working with the accessory fuse removed or switch disconnected.

Save yourself some big bucks for a switch harness and just run a charge wire from the coach.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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Couldn't agree MORE! Run a "battery float" circuit from the coach chassis battery to the Toad! I isolated both ends (batteries) with fuses (just in case) and the system has worked perfectly!! We can tow all day and the Toad battery is fully charged when we arrive... and the power outlets work also!!
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Couldn't agree MORE! Run a "battery float" circuit from the coach chassis battery to the Toad! I isolated both ends (batteries) with fuses (just in case) and the system has worked perfectly!! We can tow all day and the Toad battery is fully charged when we arrive... and the power outlets work also!!
Exactly what I had installed on our 2013 CRV. Works great.
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