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Old 08-09-2017, 02:40 PM   #1
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Chevrolet Equinox

Just got my 2017 Equinox tow plat added. The 4 down Chevy manual said to pull fuse 32. I had the installer add a 12 V line to the battery for the Equinox. Does any know if I still need to pull the fuse?
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:02 PM   #2
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Yes you do. I thought the new equinox was no longer towable. My son works for GM and said the new tranny is not compatible. Told him it was in the book so he said tow away, they should cover it on warranty, the service manual says no and he is a GM transmission specialist for the last 20 years.

We just about bought one then back out. We are still looking for a new toad.
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Maybe that was a 2016 model.
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The owners manual has instructions on fat towing and Motorhome mag said that the 2017 Equinox was. Hope that it is. If not I have spent a lot of money on a car that I can not use.
Can you explain why fuse 32 needs to be pulled if you have power from coach to car battery?
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I think it will keep the odometer from registering miles as you drive.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:49 AM   #6
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It may have something to do with the computer control for the tranny.
If that's all you need to do I would get a fuse holder to put the fuse in and run a wire from the hot side of the original fuse position to the fuse holder, then run a wire from the other side of the fuse holder to the dash in the Equinox to an SPST switch then back to the other side of the original position. When you want to tow it turn the switch off. Turn the switch on when you want to use the car.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:06 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info.
I need to check that my Brake Buddy has power once fuse 32 is removed. Will do that today.
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Recapping this post

First off....JBP said he bought a 2017 Equinox, not a 2018 which has been completely re-designed. The 2017 Equinox and GMC Terrain are mechanically the same and CAN be towed four down. I know, because I have one and it's towing fine. 4 cylinder and front wheel drive.....tows fine.

Secondly, I installed an inline switch to control fuse 32 which puts the odometer to sleep when towing.....amongst a few other "ACC" key position accessories. One of which is the 12 volt outlets near the front of the vehicle.

I run the power for my BRAKE BUDDY on a longer cord from the outlet at the rear lift gate which remains powered.
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Hope that is true. The one we looked at BOOK did say it was flat towable but the transmission was changed out that year and it really wasn't. That being said , that was for the year model equinox we were looking at. My son did say that GM did change transmissions a couple of times . I personally will go down and check this out because if it is really towable I will buy one right away because I really like that vehicle. Hope everything is as you good folks say I just started some needless worry. Safety towing and safe travels. Jim
Ps might have an equinox before the day is over.
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Another thought, we were looking at the V6 AWD. Different animal .
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