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Old 11-26-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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Towing a 2010 Honda Fit

FYI to those who want to know:
My 2010 Fit manual says to remove the Radio 30A fuse if towing a long time to keep from running car battery down. Radio fuse location is in the Honda Owner's Manual.

My 2010 Fit did NOT have power to the 12 volt power port full time (always hot connection) so the power port had to be modified to be hot all the time.

To put the base plate on (Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain tow bar system) the dealer had to remove the Bumper Core. This is a several hundred dollar part ($800 about). When it comes time to trade the car you will want to be able to have that bumper core or else the trade in value may be greatly reduced ($800). All this per my installer. As a full timer in a Class C storeage is an issue for me, but I found a relative to impose upon.

The above 3 points are details to be aware of when considering buying a Fit to tow 4 down.

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Old 11-26-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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Hi Gene,
Did you get the manual or automatic Fit.
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Hi Gene,
Did you get the manual or automatic Fit.
Automatic transmission; base model Fit, not the Fit Sport.
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When you turned the ignition key to the accessory position (which you need to do to unlock the steering), didn't the 12-volt socket have power at that point?
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When you turned the ignition key to the accessory position (which you need to do to unlock the steering), didn't the 12-volt socket have power at that point?
This is a fine question. Background: I have read some new imports do not have power full time to the socket.

My installation: Camping World Nashville, TN. My installer knew the equipment but I am unsure how well he knew the Fit. Tested EvenBrake at end of installation and installer found no power. It cost me another $50 in change that wiring. Was it really necessary? I can't say.

Honda manual says to put the ignition in the Accessory I position for the tow. Now that my car has been modified I cannot test your question to give an answer.

Again, as I had read some imports do not have power to the 12 volt plug all the time, I was not surprised when the installer said we had a problem.
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Why not use a dolly to tow. Just asking I don't yet tow.
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Genecurp, I posed the question because we currently are towing a 2001 Honda Accord and the 12-volt power plug does not have power until the key is turned. Oh well, if all is working for you now, that's what really matters.
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Good catch Steve, I also tow an Accord, but have not needed to use the power socket with the key off since I am using a Ready Brake system.
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I would recommend using a tow dolly to tow any type of Honda. This is due to transmission failures. If the Honda procedure is not followed properly, there can be issues.
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