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Old 11-23-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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I just got a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan and was wondering if anyone has experience with pulling fuses or wires to keep mileage from building up when towing.

I found that pulling the HAZARD fuse blanks out all dash-readouts (odometer, gear position, etc) but doesn't keep the computer from registering miles.

Reading the manual (now THERE's an idea!!) led me to a fuse called Ignition Off Draw (IOD) which seems like it might be the one. However, I don't want to go about pulling fuses at random, for fear of explaining to the dealer why I have a totally locked-up car if'n I pulled something critical.

So, any suggestions of which to pull?

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Hi -

I just got a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan and was wondering if anyone has experience with pulling fuses or wires to keep mileage from building up when towing.

I found that pulling the HAZARD fuse blanks out all dash-readouts (odometer, gear position, etc) but doesn't keep the computer from registering miles.

Reading the manual (now THERE's an idea!!) led me to a fuse called Ignition Off Draw (IOD) which seems like it might be the one. However, I don't want to go about pulling fuses at random, for fear of explaining to the dealer why I have a totally locked-up car if'n I pulled something critical.

So, any suggestions of which to pull?

TIA,
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:10 PM   #3
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Ron,
It's obvious to me that this won't help much,cause my 99'Caravan doesn't accumulate mileage wether fuses are pulled or not. But I pull the I.O.D. fuse to keep the battery up.
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:50 PM   #4
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Hi Fred -

I'm not sure what you mean by that. Do you mean it's not moving? Or that it has a mechanical linkage os some sort?

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Well, I answered my own initial question....

Just made a short trip with the new setup and found that pulling the HAZARD fuse does indeed keep the miles from accumulating on the van (which by the way, since this is my new car it's been nicknamed the "Man Van" ). I put a Ty-Rap around the fuse to make a litttle handle for easier pulling, but will eventually add in an underdash switch instead. Obviously, I'll keep track of the towed miles plus the driven miles so's to keep everything straight accounting-wise.

I'm working on a write-up of the installation process for the BlueOx Baseplate, Remco Lube-Pump and SMI Air Force One braking system, and will post it as soons's I get it done. They all worked flawlessly.
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I am just getting into the process of what you have apparently already done.

Have the Remco pump - now to install it. Have not bought the Baseplate yet - but have a Blue Ox bar so that would be the logical baseplate.

Have not decided on the braking system yet - but am reading and watching experiences of others - such as you.

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Hi Bill -

What towed-vehicle are you using? The Caravan? Be interesting to compare notes.

I also posted a summary of my installation, you might be able to use some of it.

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