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Old 03-14-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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Honda CRV Fuses--Crazy Making!

Help...we have a 2013 Honda CRV as our Toad (and wishing we had our 05 back). We are currently traveling across country and have had two issues with a dead battery. We are of the understanding that we only had to remove the fuses (radio) if we towed over 8 hours, and we only tow each day about 5 hours, but nevertheless, the battery is dying. We went to a Honda dealer today (in Rock Springs, WY) and they said the battery was fine, charged it for us and put in two longer fuses to make it easier to get them out. However, it does not make them any easier to get back in, and we gave up for tonight. Does anyone know if it's ok to drive the car w/o these fuses, and also some of you have talked about installing a switch to control these two fuses. How do we do that, or where can we take it to have it done. This is getting in the way of what would otherwise be an enjoyable trip. Thanks for any help offered!!!
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On my 2006 CR-V I installed a switch I found at Walmart using a inline fuse holder from Walmart or auto parts store and one of these from Amazon GTC CT6100 Fuse Socket Connector Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive
If you need two switches you may be able to find a double switch and use two of the fuse adapters from amazon.
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If you are a good Sam member, you can get the Roadmaster Fusemaster for $99 + $39 for installation.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...e-20-amp/72614
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I should have said at Camping World...
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We have a 2013 CRV and we don't screw around with the fuses. Run a Charge line from the MH to the Battery in the CRV. Have not had a problem. cheap fix and many owners of MH do it when towing. safe travels... ed
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We have a 2013 CRV and we don't screw around with the fuses. Run a Charge line from the MH to the Battery in the CRV. Have not had a problem. cheap fix and many owners of MH do it when towing. safe travels... ed
Without a doubt, this is the best answer. We towed and '11 CRV EX-L and yes, that model year also required a fuse to be pulled prior to towing. Well, you had to stand on your head, hold your tongue just right, the planets had to be aligned and, the red sea had to part in order to get at that fuse (#34) to either pull it or install it.

Well, I didn't even pull it one time. I simply devised the "Charge line" from the coach to the CRVs positive battery post, with about a 10 or 20A fuse close the CRVs battery. We towed for hours and hours and that engine cranked flawlessly, each and every time after towing. It's not very hard to set one up. But, when it's done, your fuse pulling days are over. And no, you don't have to get some fancy factory "Toad Charge" gadget or setup. All that's needed is to make sure one of the pins in your motor homes trailer plug is 12V + hot. Then, run a wire (hopefully through the pig tail) and finally up to the CRVs positive post on the battery.

Install a fuse, secure things all along the way so there's no etching or possible abrasions etc. And, you're done.
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X2 on charge line!
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[QUOTE=FIRE UP;1968214]Without a doubt, this is the best answer. We towed and '11 CRV EX-L and yes, that model year also required a fuse to be pulled prior to towing. Well, you had to stand on your head, hold your tongue just right, the planets had to be aligned and, the red sea had to part in order to get at that fuse (#34) to either pull it or install it.

Well, I didn't even pull it one time. I simply devised the "Charge line" from the coach to the CRVs positive battery post, with about a 10 or 20A fuse close the CRVs battery. We towed for hours and hours and that engine cranked flawlessly, each and every time after towing. It's not very hard to set one up. But, when it's done, your fuse pulling days are over. And no, you don't have to get some fancy factory "Toad Charge" gadget or setup. All that's needed is to make sure one of the pins in your motor homes trailer plug is 12V + hot. Then, run a wire (hopefully through the pig tail) and finally up to the CRVs positive post on the battery.

Install a fuse, secure things all along the way so there's no etching or possible abrasions etc. And, you're done.
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Did you have to run a ground wire also?
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towed our 2013 crv all over the country without a problem. Hard to understand you didnt know about running a charge line from mh connector to toad. Like everyone said you never touch anything again ; its a simple hookup and once wired you just do your usual cable plug in and your done. The search feature on this forum is your friend , enjoy!!!!
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Thank you so much for this information! However, neither of us are mechanically inclined and would like a little more information on what we need to do. Specifically, what parts and where we would buy them, or what kind of shop could do this for us? Even a picture would help. W/o the knowledge, we don't want to screw things up! This site is so great! Oh, and in the meantime, while we're sitting here in a miserable wind in Cheyenne, WY, do you know if it's ok to drive the car w/o the fuses in, because you are right about the stars being aligned...we had no success getting them back in!
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Without a doubt, this is the best answer. We towed and '11 CRV EX-L and yes, that model year also required a fuse to be pulled prior to towing. Well, you had to stand on your head, hold your tongue just right, the planets had to be aligned and, the red sea had to part in order to get at that fuse (#34) to either pull it or install it.

Well, I didn't even pull it one time. I simply devised the "Charge line" from the coach to the CRVs positive battery post, with about a 10 or 20A fuse close the CRVs battery. We towed for hours and hours and that engine cranked flawlessly, each and every time after towing. It's not very hard to set one up. But, when it's done, your fuse pulling days are over. And no, you don't have to get some fancy factory "Toad Charge" gadget or setup. All that's needed is to make sure one of the pins in your motor homes trailer plug is 12V + hot. Then, run a wire (hopefully through the pig tail) and finally up to the CRVs positive post on the battery.

Install a fuse, secure things all along the way so there's no etching or possible abrasions etc. And, you're done.
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Did you have to run a ground wire also?
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No Sir, I did not run a ground wire. It was already present in the umbilical.
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