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Old 07-30-2005, 05:43 AM   #15
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by DriVer:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Blue Ribbon:
For the 2004, there is a fuse beside the driver's leg. I have it painted, so here at work I don't remember which it is, but it is

DriVer,
I noticed you use the Brake Buddy. When you disconnect the fuse in the Vue, does that also disable the power to the BB if it's connect to the cigarette lighter? If so, how do you connect the BB, did you wire the BB directly to the battery?

Next question. When you stop to periodically start the engine in your Vue, do you need to go through all the gears, or just start the engine for a few minutes? If you DO need to shift through the gears don't you need to step on the brake pedal, if so, do you need to disconnect the Brake Buddy from the brake pedal. That would also include releasing all the air from the BB and then pumping it back up again.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Travelin' AL:
I noticed you use the Brake Buddy. When you disconnect the (BGM Cluster) fuse in the Vue, does that also disable the power to the BB if it's connect to the cigarette lighter? If so, how do you connect the BB, did you wire the BB directly to the battery? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Short answer "No". The BGM cluster fuse is only about 5 amps. The BB would fry a 5 amp fuse. The BGM fuse disconnects some of the electrical systems when accessory is selected using the ignition key.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Next question. When you stop to periodically start the engine in your Vue, do you need to go through all the gears, or just start the engine for a few minutes? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>You need to start the car after "EVERY" seven hours that it hasn't been under-power. This includes in the morning before you leave if you stay hooked up over night.

We ran with our Vue connected for about 5 days with only brief startups and by day 6 the battery was dead as a door nail. Don't forget not to do this. Start the car up at least every couple of days and let it run for about an hour.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">If you DO need to shift through the gears don't you need to step on the brake pedal, if so, do you need to disconnect the Brake Buddy from the brake pedal. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>No need to disconnect the BB. Yank up on the E-Brake and set it. Next push the "TEST'" button on the BB and hold it. This will apply the foot brake. Quickly shift to D from Park and do not stop on "REVERSE". Release the test button. I will normally shift all the way to the bottom "L" and then shift up to "I" then "D" to "Neutral" and then shut off the car. You need to run the car for a minimum of 3 minutes. After the engine is stopped, pump down the vacuum in the brake system by reaching down and doing it by hand or press the "test" button 3 to 4 times with the engine stopped.

Release the E-Brake.
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:38 PM   #17
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DriVer,
Thanks for the detailed instructions. All of my other toads were basically fool proof and hassle free. No need to start the engine, pull fuses, mess with the Brake Buddy etc. But, I guess if I want to tow a Vue I'll have to start learning new procedures.
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Question re: "Perform transaxle lubrication procedure:
Set the parking brake.
Start the engine.
Apply and hold the brake pedal until the end of Step 4.5." First, can you tell me what Step 4.5 is? (and what,specifically, are the other pertinent steps?)
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