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Old 05-03-2016, 10:21 PM   #43
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Whelp, towed my 07 CRV for the first time today. Started it up after about and hour and a half and let it run for a few minutes. Continued on and got to the RV park about 3 1/2 hours later and battery was dead.

Guess I'll pull the fuse going back, and do the big battery change out.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:28 AM   #44
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I bought my CR-V new 12,000 miles ago. When I change locations my day's drives are usually over 8 hours long. I only use the fuse disconnect switch and I have never had a dead battery issue. Often I am on the road for a couple of days, doing the Walmart, Flying J, or rest area overnight routine. In the morning I start the car, run it through the gears and set it for towing. Off we go to the next overnight stop or destination. Still the battery is good at the end of day 2 or 3.

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Old 05-04-2016, 08:44 AM   #45
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I bought my CR-V new 12,000 miles ago. When I change locations my day's drives are usually over 8 hours long. I only use the fuse disconnect switch and I have never had a dead battery issue. ...
That is my experience also. However I have done the battery upgrade not because of towing but because the stock battery was barely sufficient for general use. It provides no room for doing anything else like working on the car with the radio on and then finding after 45 minutes I couldn't start the car.
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That is my experience also. However I have done the battery upgrade not because of towing but because the stock battery was barely sufficient for general use. It provides no room for doing anything else like working on the car with the radio on and then finding after 45 minutes I couldn't start the car.
Not much on the radio these days for this old man. lol Never have run the battery down for any reason. Besides, why work on what isn't broken?? Great and reliable car. I did dump the original (junk) tires and put Toyo's on it. No battery involved. Love the Toyo's.

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Where's a good place to get a reasonably priced fuse cutoff switch?
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F4Gary - Blue Ox has them, or google Honda fuse switch and you'll see several sources / price points.

End of last year... Honda had a recall to upgrade the SOFTWARE for the battery charging system for our 2012 CR-V. Don't know if other CR-V model years were included.

Adding the fuse switch (or pulling the fuse) is especially critical to those with a navigation system. The navigation system constant searching WILL kill your battery after a few hours if not disconnected. SMI-AFO system on our 2nd CR-V and we never needed a separate charging source for either providing we use our fuse switch. Forget the switch... get the jumpers ready!

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That helps explain it, we have a Navi model CRV.
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F4Gary - Blue Ox has them, or google Honda fuse switch and you'll see several sources / price points.

End of last year... Honda had a recall to upgrade the SOFTWARE for the battery charging system for our 2012 CR-V. Don't know if other CR-V model years were included.

Adding the fuse switch (or pulling the fuse) is especially critical to those with a navigation system. The navigation system constant searching WILL kill your battery after a few hours if not disconnected. SMI-AFO system on our 2nd CR-V and we never needed a separate charging source for either providing we use our fuse switch. Forget the switch... get the jumpers ready!

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I had my 2013 in to Honda 3 times for dead battery problems. They did the software update, tested the charging system and load tested the battery. All checked A OK. Stopped for fuel one foggy day and forgot to shut off the headlights. Guess what, dead battery.

That was the last straw for me. I purchased the two piece plastic battery tray for a 13 Odessy and a group 24, 950 CCA battery. The OEM battery is something like 400 CCA. The tray and larger battery are drop in. No mods required.

No more dead battery. I have left the ign on while towing for about 5 hours during which time the daytime running lights are on. I do not pull or disconnect any fuses. I do have a charge line from the MH to the CRV.

My advice is, don't bother with all the fuse pulling, switches etc etc. Just spend $150 on a new Real Battery and enjoy your CRV without swollen blood vessels due to dead batteries.
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Here is a pic of the new battery installed. My first post should read 850 CCA not 950.
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If you turn off your navigation system and the screen goes dark are you saying it's still searching? There is a button to turn off the navigation right under the screen on the left-hand side. Once you press that button, up on the navigation touch screen comes the choices: OFF-NIGHT-DAY.

Will be doing our first long tow in several weeks and I did install a charge line just in case.
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If you turn off your navigation system and the screen goes dark are you saying it's still searching? There is a button to turn off the navigation right under the screen on the left-hand side. Once you press that button, up on the navigation touch screen comes the choices: OFF-NIGHT-DAY.

Will be doing our first long tow in several weeks and I did install a charge line just in case.
My 13 does not have a button to turn off the Nav. It only turns off the Audio and the Nav screen stays on. For me, with the larger battery, it's a Non Issue.
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I towed my 99 C-rv from 1999 to 2011 about 50k miles, never had any problem. Not much electronics, no need to discon battery. Max tow speed listed as "do not exceed speed limit". Reasonably light weight easy to tow.

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F4Gary - Blue Ox has them, or google Honda fuse switch and you'll see several sources / price points.

End of last year... Honda had a recall to upgrade the SOFTWARE for the battery charging system for our 2012 CR-V. Don't know if other CR-V model years were included.

Adding the fuse switch (or pulling the fuse) is especially critical to those with a navigation system. The navigation system constant searching WILL kill your battery after a few hours if not disconnected. SMI-AFO system on our 2nd CR-V and we never needed a separate charging source for either providing we use our fuse switch. Forget the switch... get the jumpers ready!

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Words of wisdom as always, Joppy. To manually remove and replace the fuse is a plan for a dwarf. After he gets to it his name will be Grumpy. It is in the worst location. I built my own cutoff circuit. There is a fuse socket extender available: Robot Check.

I could not find a single item purchase for your fuse. But, with this, a switch, fuse holder, correct fuse for the holder and a few connectors you can build the circuit fairly inexpensive. Mount the switch where you like. Mine has a pilot light to indicate it is on. Once installed it is a real battery saver. The Bluetooth and GPS are powered down completely thus saving the battery.

Funny story. I was following my wife in the CR-V with the coach. A call came into my phone. My Bluetooth connected to the car and I could not talk to the caller though I could hear them. It took us a while to realize what had happened.

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