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Old 05-31-2020, 03:19 PM   #1
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Towing a 2009 Honda Fit 5-Speed - Pull Fuses???

I am planning to tow my newly acquired Fit 5 speed manual, the owner's manual says that I need to pull fuses #13 & #61 when towing to keep the battery from discharging if towed long distances. No definition of what is a 'long distance'! I have never pulled fuses in all of my years of towing a vehicle behind my motor home so can some of you Honda owners tell me your experiences? It seems like kind of a PITA to have to pull and replace fuses and re-enter codes all of the time! Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:28 PM   #2
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I had an HRV and never pulled a fuse. I just made sure the radio was off. Never had a problem on 5 or 6 hour days. We had some long trips planned that called for some 7 or 8 hour days so I added a charge line from RVI. Donít know if that made a difference or not but I didnít worry about it. As I recall before the charger was added if we stopped along the way I did start the car occasionally. Again I donít know if I needed to or not.
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We have towed a 2009 Honda Fit Sport automatic for over 20,000 miles. Our coach charges the Fit battery while underway. We do not pull any fuses. We have not had the battery go dead after towing. It's a small battery.
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There are lots of other towed options that don't require pulling fuses.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:58 PM   #5
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My 2010 Fit battery would die after a day of being towed. Ended up putting a disconnect on one battery terminal.
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2008 Fit, towed as long as 13 hrs. in one day with no issues at all. As stated just make sure the lights and radio are off. Of course, we use magnetic tow lights with the wiring run to a 4 flat connector on the motorhome, it might be a different story if you've got a braking system or brake lights draining juice off the toads battery!
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I tow a 2017 Manual Fit and did not want to deal with fuse pulling. I put in a Tow/Drive switch to handle the fuses, and an RVI battery charger to keep the battery topped off. Have towed 8 or 9 hours and never had any issues with battery loosing charge. (The battery in my Harley is bigger than the Fit's)

We use a Stay and Play braking system, so setup is flip the Tow/Drive switch to Tow, the Stay and Play to On and hit the road.
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I tow a 2017 Manual Fit and did not want to deal with fuse pulling. I put in a Tow/Drive switch to handle the fuses, and an RVI battery charger to keep the battery topped off. Have towed 8 or 9 hours and never had any issues with battery loosing charge. (The battery in my Harley is bigger than the Fit's)

We use a Stay and Play braking system, so setup is flip the Tow/Drive switch to Tow, the Stay and Play to On and hit the road.
Agree, the battery on a Fit is like one in a kids electric car. I also installed the same switch in my CRV, which has the same problems as the Fit.
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