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Old 05-13-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 Saturn Vue that I'll being towing 4 down. I have to pull the ignition fuse. I read somewhere that you can install a switch coming off the fuse box to make it easier. Does anyone know anything about that.
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I have a 2008 Saturn Vue that I'll being towing 4 down. I have to pull the ignition fuse. I read somewhere that you can install a switch coming off the fuse box to make it easier. Does anyone know anything about that.
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I just traded my 04 Vue and I could never tow it without unhooking the battery. I bought a switch that completely disconnected the battery. I had a disconnect on the negative post of battery, just raised hood and unscrewed a wing nut and drove away, raised hood when I arrived and hooked battery back.
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Just install this Fuse switch and you won't have to disconnect anything. It's not a battery disconnect; all you have to switch is the same circuit you are removing the fuse from.
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I just checked out the link you sent, and ordered it
Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:30 AM   #5
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Hi Gus
at a local small garage, i had a switch installed for $79.00 (and they supplied the toggle switch)
for towing, sure is a lot better than pulling that fuse over and over and over....
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I towed a chevy Malibu for a few years and at first I pulled the ignition fuse but I quickly installed a switch in series with the fuse to make life easier. It was a simple job and I did not have to lift the hood.

I considered a battery switch initially but soon rejected that idea because I have a Master Brake system that worked from the Air Brakes in the RV. I put seperate light bulbs in the Malibu for brakes and signal lights activation from the RV power source but I wanted my regular Malibu brake lights to come on when the Malibu brakes were applied. I also had a wire running from the Malibu brake light circuits to illuminate a light on the dash of my Monaco Dynasty. This made me aware when the Malibu brakes were applied. Good to have this additional feedback.

I believe most Toad Brake systems have a means to alert the driver when Toad Brakes are applied but the way I did it seemed the best for me.

The switch in series with the ignition fuse saved time, hastle and saved the fuse socket from wear. Strongly recommend installing a switch instead of pulling a fuse multiple times.
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