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Old 08-17-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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I have an '01 Chevy S10 ZR2, 5 speed manual trans. and a Remco disconnect.

I am wondering about pulling a fuse so the instrument panel doesn't light up when I turn the key to unlock the steering instead of using the battery disconnect. I have been using the disconnect for awhile and every time I use it I have to reset all of the radio stations and also the clock in the radio. It gets to be a PITA.

The specific fuse in question is in the fuse panel on the drivers side of the dash, fuse #11 which the manual says is for the instrument panel.

My question is, if I pull that fuse is anything else going to be powered up that is not readily apparent to me? I don't want to tow for 500 miles and find out that my battery is dead due to a draw that I don't know about.

Any information is welcome.

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Old 08-17-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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I have an '01 Chevy S10 ZR2, 5 speed manual trans. and a Remco disconnect.

I am wondering about pulling a fuse so the instrument panel doesn't light up when I turn the key to unlock the steering instead of using the battery disconnect. I have been using the disconnect for awhile and every time I use it I have to reset all of the radio stations and also the clock in the radio. It gets to be a PITA.

The specific fuse in question is in the fuse panel on the drivers side of the dash, fuse #11 which the manual says is for the instrument panel.

My question is, if I pull that fuse is anything else going to be powered up that is not readily apparent to me? I don't want to tow for 500 miles and find out that my battery is dead due to a draw that I don't know about.

Any information is welcome.

Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:57 AM   #3
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I would recommend you call Chevy and ask them if the "ignition" fuse should be pulled when towing leaving the key in the "on" position. Good luck and have a great summer.
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On our 98 Blazer which used to be our only toad and still pull it occasionally, I have pulled the #11 Fuse labled Cluster and also the #4 labled Gauges. Actually the only time I ever had a problem was when the battery was going bad and hadn't showed any signs yet. After a near 600mi. day it wouldn't crank. Put a battery charger on it and in a few minutes it cranked. Pulled those fuses for the rest of the trip & had no problems. Had the battery load tested and it was on it's last legs. Have had no problems having to reset clock, etc. with those fuses pulled.
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