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Old 01-27-2016, 03:32 PM   #1
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Towing a Chevy Sonic

I'm scoping out setting up a new Chevy Sonic LT to tow behind my FR3 gas motorhome. I'm looking at using the brake buddy system, which runs off the 12 V outlet (cigarette lighter) in the car. The owners manual towing instructions say to pull fuse DLIS to prevent draining the battery while towing. But I understand that the 12V outlet is also on this fuse so if pulled there is no power to the brake buddy.

I saw an old post on a different forum where a guys says he never pulls the fuse and hasn't had a problem, he just makes sure to run the car whenever he stops. The brakebuddy monitor in the RV includes an alarm to show if the current drops below 10 V.

Has anyone else set up a Sonic for towing and how did you handle this?
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:04 PM   #2
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I tow a Chevy Equinox I had a 12v outlet mounted under the dash and a switch on the fuse.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:09 PM   #3
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I tow a Chevy Equinox I had a 12v outlet mounted under the dash and a switch on the fuse.
Thanks so much for your reply.

The first dealer I talked to was real tentative and talked about running wiring directly to the battery. The second guy I talked to proposed exactly what you describe, said they do it all the time, and your post makes me confident that's the way to go.
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I don't know. We had a Sonic for a couple years. Super cool little car with lots of features you don't expect on a tiny car.
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I don't know. We had a Sonic for a couple years. Super cool little car with lots of features you don't expect on a tiny car.
I'm sticking with the Sonic, gussie01 very helpfully answered my concern about the 12V jack.
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I don't know. We had a Sonic for a couple years. Super cool little car with lots of features you don't expect on a tiny car.
Agreed! We have an RS hatch and love it! Great little car!
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