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Old 06-12-2017, 04:42 PM   #15
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On MY cars, with the key in the ACC. position and a fuse pulled not ALL of the accessories are off and parasitic battery could still be an issue.
A simple alternative is to run a charging line from the MH to the CR-V. That's what we do and it works well.
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A simple alternative is to run a charging line from the MH to the CR-V. That's what we do and it works well.
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Has anyone disabled the steering column on a 2014 CRV? I know this doesn't solve everything for flat towing, but it's a start. I imagine you can put the transmission in neutral by pressing the lock override under the little tab next to the transmission selector.
Can you elaborate on why you want to do this.
Not reqd for towing??
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I may not have been clear. I want to make my steering wheel so it never locks.
I'm sure your CRV is different than my Saturn Vue, but I disabled the GM ignition lock in the Vue. This may give you some ideas.

Why did I disable mine? I no longer need to leave the key in the ignition. This eliminates a crucial step when flat towing, unlocking the column. I don't have to worry about running the battery down if I forget to turn off the radio or forget to turn off the IGN when stopping for long periods. Also, without the key in the ignition, this makes it less of a target for theft or vandalism, and I don't need to worry about keeping the Vue doors locked while its in tow.

To disable the lock, I physically disassembled the column lock assembly and removed the paw that engages the teeth on the steering shaft.

Now that I know how the GM assembly works, if I were doing this again, rather than removing the paw, I'd drill a 1/8 inch hole through the housing and the paw shaft. I'd then insert a short 1/8 inch self locking pin in the hole from the bottom. This would prevent the paw from engaging the teeth. If I wanted to restore the lock to its original configuration, all I'd need to do would be remove the pin. The head of the pin would stick out from the bottom of the column perhaps an 1/8 inch so its not visible and can't be bumped with the knees.
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Best way to go without altering stuff. I use RVI's system.
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