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Old 10-05-2015, 12:25 PM   #15
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Thanks Mr Cosio. Glad to hear from that has a solution to the headlight problem.
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:36 PM   #16
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The issue is NOT keeping the battery from going dead, its killing all the computer monitoring. Be careful what you do. GMC and Chevy pickups had a problem with not pulling fuses and would 'lock up' the computer requiring a tow job to a dealer for new programming. I would not attempt to tow without pulling fuses or having switches.
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We have 2016 Acadia and hope some of you can help explain a problem we had when we flat towed for the 1st time. After pulling all three fuses, we tried to get in the lift door. it didn't work, no power and switch to put on "manual" not work. minor inconvenience, we put fuses back in for that. Bigger issue was when at our destination and trying to unhook, the horn went off. We were trying to get the fuses back in so the key fob would work, but horn was cycling on and off like the alarm was activated. We don't know for sure what stopped it, I think when we were able to start the car and then turn it off.

Confusing as the cycle would stop and we though it was ok, and then the horn was going off again. Mostly embarrassing for disturbing the peace and quiet for everyone in the campground...but unsettling in that we don't want to have it happen again.

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Our GMC Terrain only had one fuse that needed pulling so we installed a switch that we use to "turn it off" when we tow. Even at the young age of 65 it wasn't easy to be getting down under the dash to locate the fuse then remove it. Putting it back was worse. The switch takes care of it.
Until you find out from the dealer why the horn was going off the answer is to start the vehicle up. That will usually stop it. If not then ??????
I'm pretty sure our automatic rear lift gate also is disabled when we switch the fuse off.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:55 AM   #19
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We have a 2016 Acadia.

The best solution is to install fused disconnect switches to replace the normal fuses for the 50 amp Batt1, the two 15 amp EMS and OnStar (use a dual fused disconnect switch) and another for the horn.

When you removed the 50 amp fuse it deactivated the lift gate circuit. Also, the transmission must be in "park" for the lift gate to operate.

The horn blows when you open the door because with the key in the "ACC" position and the door locked the system is designed to indicate a break in when the door is opened. This occurred at a campground which was very disturbing to other campers so I installed a fused disconnect switch for the horn circuit.

The 50 amp fused disconnect switch is located under the hood. The EMS and On Star dual fused disconnect switch is located between the front seats on the rear of the console. The horn switch is located under the dash in front of the driver's seat.

The fused disconnect switches were manufactured by Blue OX. It was a two person job to install the switches. I used a silicone sealant where the wiring penetrated the fuse box.

Everything is working great. We have towed during a couple of rain storms.

Feel free to contact me at gbhay122@verizon.net if you have any questions.

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We tow a "15 Acadia Denali. The fuses must be removed to prevent computer problems. If you dingy tow and don't remove the fuses they can void your warranty for any damage. A blade style battery disconnect that does not modify the factory wireing is best. Roadmaster has this type of system.
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A good idea. However, the battery for the 2016 Acadia is located in a compartment under the floor behind the passenger seat. One must check if room exists for a battery disconnect switch. If yes, and it is placed there you would have to remove the cover to operate the switch exposing the inside of the vehicle to rain if it is raining. If there is not room then the 50 amp rated cables (not easy to bend) would have to be installed to locate the switch to another location. Extending these cables increases the potential for failure.

My experience using the fused disconnect switches has been very satisfactory. Please refer to my previous post.
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A good idea. However, the battery for the 2016 Acadia is located in a compartment under the floor behind the passenger seat. One must check if room exists for a battery disconnect switch. If yes, and it is placed there you would have to remove the cover to operate the switch exposing the inside of the vehicle to rain if it is raining. If there is not room then the 50 amp rated cables (not easy to bend) would have to be installed to locate the switch to another location. Extending these cables increases the potential for failure.

My experience using the fused disconnect switches has been very satisfactory. Please refer to my previous post.
I'm sorry my post wasn't clear. We use the Roadmaster fused disconnect switch on the 50 Amp battery 1 fuse and the Onstar fuse. It works well.
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For right now, we are using a taller 50 amp fuse, which makes it much easier to remove (a hint from an Acadia owner we met in a campground). My husband is still evaluating where to put the switches. I don't like having to raise the hose to get to the disconnect, but as was mentioned earlier running the heavy duty wiring any length is problematic.

We like the rear seats folded, so getting the switches installed on the rear seat battery is a must, but we didn't like the commercial location on the rear console. He will be running it up to the front seat somewhere. He just needs time from other projects to figure out how to keep the rear door active. Disconnecting that circuit is not a very consumer friendly idea.
We towed the Acadia a 2nd time and just left the doors unlocked. My kids were disappointed the horn didn't go off this time, they arrived earlier and were standing by with their video cameras aimed, hoping to get all the horn caused fluster they saw the first trip. :-)
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We also tow a 2016 Acadia and use the Towdaddy Autofuses. They are automatic. As soon as the car is electrically connected to your motorhome, the fuses are automatically disconnected. When you unplug the car, the fuses are automatically restored.
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We also tow a 2016 Acadia and use the Towdaddy Autofuses. They are automatic. As soon as the car is electrically connected to your motorhome, the fuses are automatically disconnected. When you unplug the car, the fuses are automatically restored.

Wow... now that is the way to go.

We are thinking of trading in our 2011 Terrain for a new 2017 Acadia Denali that is suppose to be totally redesigned and a little smaller. That is, if it is still 4-down towable. If yes, I'll definitely look into the Towdaddy Autofuses.

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Wow... now that is the way to go.



We are thinking of trading in our 2011 Terrain for a new 2017 Acadia Denali that is suppose to be totally redesigned and a little smaller. That is, if it is still 4-down towable. If yes, I'll definitely look into the Towdaddy Autofuses.



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The 2017 is towable. We actually wanted the bigger payload so got a 2016 leftover Denali.
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We tow a 2012 Traverse, I was told pull the 3 fuses (wink wink) or use a the Delta Force trickle charger but all warranties are void. The service mgr said he tows a 2014 Traverse using the charger only.
No problems so far with about 5500 miles towing for us.
I had a reader hooked up last week to tthe Obd port no codes seen.
Cya pull the fuses if you like your warranty.
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Need help 2016 acadia

Towed my 2016 Acadia for the first time yesterday, I had fuse by pass installed for the three required fuses and everything worked until I locked the Acadia. The horn when off for a while until I pulled horn fuse, the dome lights will not turn off when the door is open and shut. When sitting in the car I can turn off dome light
With switch on dash if I go to off position and rotate switch to left, light will come on if I leave switch in off position. Any Ideas?
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