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Old 12-30-2019, 10:17 AM   #15
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The odometer on mine counts all the miles while it is towed. i am FT and keep track of the mileage so I know when the oil change and such is really due. Of course the odometer will have the miles of tire wear right.

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But it does cut out the dashboard and such when in ACC along with whatever else it may be doing. So I have to keep the key in ON not just ACC

Ignition On instead of AC causes the odometer to run. The solution is to install an unswitched power outlet for your braking system, e.g. wire a 12v outlet direct to the battery. Or get one of those 12v extensions with alligator clips on one end and use that to power the brake unit.
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:24 AM   #16
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Ours is getting rigged next week. We are going with a Blue Ox system and a Play-in-Stay braking system. We chose that because our friends have the same Sonic and thatís what they use. They really like it and the Sonic is very easy to tow. Be sure to get aa switch to disable the fuse that is required on the Sonic. That way you donít have to pull it out every time!
Or just pull the fuse and leave it out as described above.
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We also just purchased a 2020 Sonic RS Sedan auto and would greatly appreciate any info on setups and towing experience with the 19-20 Sonics.
Procedure is in your Owners Manual. With a key ignition nothing has changed. If you got a push button start model there are 2 more fuses to pull.
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Leave the ignition in ACC (steering wheel stays unlocked) and remove the fuse (battery doesn't drain).


Depending on how often you tow a switch is much more convenient. See photo of my setup.


We towed our 2013 over 35,000 miles absolutely trouble free then sold it to someone else to continue use as a toad.


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We just purchased a 2013 sonic for a toad and I am aware of the DLIS fuse needing to be removed and we're planning on installing the switch as you did.

Can you tell me, which fuse is it? How did you find out which one is the DLIS as we have the same year.
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We just purchased a 2013 sonic for a toad and I am aware of the DLIS fuse needing to be removed and we're planning on installing the switch as you did.

Can you tell me, which fuse is it? How did you find out which one is the DLIS as we have the same year.
You can look on the fuse diagram when you remove the fuse cover plate or you can look in your owners manual.

Read post #11 in this thread to make your life easier.
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You can look on the fuse diagram when you remove the fuse cover plate or you can look in your owners manual.

Read post #11 in this thread to make your life easier.

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Thanks, I don't have the car where i can look at the fuse cover right now. Does it identify the fuse as the DLIS fuse?
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We just purchased a 2013 sonic for a toad and I am aware of the DLIS fuse needing to be removed and we're planning on installing the switch as you did.

Can you tell me, which fuse is it? How did you find out which one is the DLIS as we have the same year.



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Thanks for the image.
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My Sonic (and every Sonic I have seen) does not have a steering wheel lock.
Our 2012 Sonic LT, which we flat tow, DOES have steering wheel lock.
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I had a 2013 auto so it may be different so read and follow the manual. As far as pulling the fuse get a Roadmaster switch which makes it easier. As far as a brake system look seriously at the RSA Ready Brute or Ready Brake system. Does not require power to be on in the Sonic.
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I had a 2013 auto so it may be different so read and follow the manual. As far as pulling the fuse get a Roadmaster switch which makes it easier. As far as a brake system look seriously at the RSA Ready Brute or Ready Brake system. Does not require power to be on in the Sonic.


Did you tow your 2013 auto with the ready brute ?
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