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Old 10-07-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Towing 2010 Cadillac SRX

We've towed this thing across 1/2 of the U S and never seen another being towed until 4 days ago in Massachusetts. I asked him if he was tired of crawling into the floorboard and pulling the BCM1, BCM2, and BCM3 fuses. He said he didn't do that (come to find out he was retired GM Exec.), then he showed me a cool tip. Use a plastic table knife the pry up the side of the shifter boot. Then with the car in park, and the engine off, you use a pencil to depress the shifter lock (little hole in upper right of shifter), then move the shifter to the neutral position. Since the engine is off, nothing is on in the car, and the car is now in neutral. This car does not have a steering wheel lock on it either. Towed it twice using this procedure, and it's worked great. Sure beats being on you hands and knees looking for those 3 little fuses.
By the way, I looked up the 2011 owners manual online and it showed this same procedure. So since there were no changes in the model years I feel safe in doing this.

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Old 10-08-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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Nice trick! So the whole purpose of pulling the fuses was to bypass the shifter lock?

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Old 10-08-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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No. The "listed" procedure had you put the car into neutral then press the button to kill the car. You had to pull the fuses to kill all the circuits that were left hot because you had killed the car in neutral. These included the ignition, navigation, door locks, interior lights, and probably some more stuff. The new system seems to work like a charm. Another 225 miles towed today and it started just fine and drove just fine.

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