<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.