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Old 04-06-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Terrain fuse bypass switch

So I built and installed the fuse removal switch and when testing the whole thing I found that with the key in the accessory position and the fuse out of the circuit . the shift position is still on and the intelalink monitor is still on. This seems to me to be a lot of current draw for towing. Or am I missing something in my setup?
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:47 PM   #2
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Having same problem with our Terrain. Lost battery after towing just 6 hours. Watching this thread.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:35 AM   #3
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Does it need to be in ACC? My 2013 Buick doesn't have a steering wheel lock, so no need to have the key turned. Many newer cars have other forms of anti-theft device and can be towed with the key OFF. Follow your owner manual recreational towing instructions, of course.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:49 AM   #4
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My Chevy Captiva has those items on after using fuse switch. But turn off after a few minutes.
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The ign. switch does need to be in ACC. The manual says to turn all ACC's off But alas the intelalink / radio monitor stays on. besides I'm not sure what other ACC there are?
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Just called GM customer service, they seem to know less than my 6 year old granddaughter. The only good thing is I got to vent about the useless nav system,
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Gm Customer Service is useless. I had to make a couple trips to dealer to get correct information on which fuse to remove because owners manual was wrong. Tech was able to print out correct information that CS could not give me over the phone.
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You have not stated what year your Terrain is. Here are the instructions for the 2016 manual.
To tow the vehicle from the front with all four wheels on the ground:
1. Position the vehicle to be towed and secure it to the towing vehicle.
2. Turn the ignition key to ON/RUN.
3. Shift the transmission to N (Neutral).
4. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ ACCESSORY. 5. Turn all accessories off.
6. To prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed, remove fuse 32, the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse, from the instrument panel fuse block and store it in a safe location.
See Instrument Panel Fuse Block 0 229.
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Ron that's perfect that is just what 2013 manual says, however when you turn off all acc. the intelalink nav and radio information sys does not shut off, it goes into standby as long as the key is in the acc position. whitch means the monitor stays on and who knows what else.
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My Captiva has everything except navigation. Battery never gets low after 8 or more hours of towing. Give your car a try in the drive.
I should mention that I have a Ready Brute Elite tow bar. Which does not use any car battery power for brakes.
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The 2013 must be different than the 2014? After all the instructions and turning off the #32 switch my intelalink go's off after I close my door. I also have a charge wire from my coach to the Terrain battery. Hope this might help.

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Thanks Sal
I must have made an error in my original testing it works as you say when I re test the system. Why did you run a 12v line from the coach? What brake system do you, use ,that may be the reason for the 12v line. I use the Roadmaster breakmaster sys.
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Johnboy2,

Glad I was able to help. I have a Brake Buddy and have always run a charge wire to the toad. I just didn't want to be an accident waiting to happen (dead battery after reaching CG) the proverbial, Last Boy Scout.

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Ron that's perfect that is just what 2013 manual says, however when you turn off all acc. the intelalink nav and radio information sys does not shut off, it goes into standby as long as the key is in the acc position. whitch means the monitor stays on and who knows what else.

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The 2013 must be different than the 2014? After all the instructions and turning off the #32 switch my intelalink go's off after I close my door. I also have a charge wire from my coach to the Terrain battery. Hope this might help.

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Nope, it doesn't turn off after you "close the door", but rather as soon as you "open the door".

Installing an auxiliary 12v line from the mh is good insurance, especially since you are using the Patriot braking system which requires 12v from inside the car to operate. Be sure to use at least a #10 wire from your connector to the battery. Your coach should already have a 12v line connected to pin #4 (I believe).

Hope this helps..

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