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Two cables disconected


not all pigtails are used. mite be for a towing . check with a test light for power. brakes turns it will take two of you to do this.

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How to disconnect odometer


IT CAN NOT BE DISCONNETED. THE MAGNETIC PICKUPS ON THE WHEELS SEND THE SIGNAL FOR ODOMETER AND FOR ABS BRAKE SYSTEM AND FOR THE TRANSMISSION TO CHANGE GEARS. IF THEY ARE DISCONECTED, TRANSMISSION WILL NOT SHIFT. IT MAY DO EVEN MORE CRAZY THINGS

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When i tow my truck, does it count the number of miles moves on the odometer?


yes. The speedo works of the tail shaft revolutions regardless if the engine is running or the vehicle is being towed. It may not if the speedo is through the cpu unit and transmission module with the power off.

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HOW TO TOW MY 4X4 JEEP WITH MY PICK-UP TRUCK? WHAT TO DO WITH GEARS?


Hello! Please tow with the front of Jeep at the Pick-up bumper (reverse) Your odometer will not turn (no miles registered for the tow) also, the brake lights should be wired together so you have brake lights on the towed vehicle.Or buy the kit. Put the Jeep in neutral. Chain the front suspension of Jeep so you only have 15-20 degrees movement. Chain the cars together with two different sets of chains- one to the tow hook and one frame to frame. Put a sign and red rag on rear of Jeep.This is a safe tow.

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I tow a 2004 GMC Envoy behind my RV. Key must be in ACC position to unlock steering wheel. At the end of the day my battery is run down from dash lighting usually needing to be jump started. I installed...


If your plug to towed vehicle has an empty prong/terminal, add a charge wire from RV to positive on battery connection to towed vehicle. A lot of travel trailers have a charge line in the 7 prong plug to charge battery on tongue while driving. Be sure to include circuit breaker in line for protection and don't forget end at vehicle will still be live when disconnected from tow vehicle so make sure it is protected from shorting out against metal,other wiring etc.. If no extra prong/terminal on current plug, switch it over to another with enough terminals to accommodate it.

Apr 08, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

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I keep getting conflicting answers. We're getting ready to buy a 2007 or 2008 Jeep Compass. Can both the 2WD and 4WD be towed behind an RV, with 4 wheels on the ground?


  • You can tow any front wheel drive manual transmission vehicle as far as you want and as long as you want. As an added precaution, you might want to consider a lube pump or axle lock to ensure that no transmission damage will occur.
  • Most 4WD vehicles with a manual transmission, manual transfer case and manual lock out hubs can be towed on all four wheels safely with no problems.
  • If your 4WD has no manual lockout hubs and/or no manual transfer case, then you will need a coupling device on the rear drive shaft to tow it safely
  • Before moving the towed vehicle, check the following: transmission fluid level is full, release the parking brake, start the engine, shift the transmission from Park to Drive, shift from Drive to Neutral, turn off the engine, leave the key in the Accessory (I) position, make sure the radio and all accessories are turned off.

    The steering system can be damaged if the steering wheel is locked. Always leave the key in the Accessory (I) Position to prevent damage to the steering system when towing behind another vehicle.

    Some recommend starting the engine and shifting the automatic transmission (if so equipped) through the gears approximately every 500 miles and shifting from Drive to Neutral before shutting off the engine.

    Safe towing of a vehicle with four wheels on the ground behind a motorhome can only be done with a supplemental braking system including a break-away feature.

    SEVERE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DAMAGE WILL OCCUR IF THE CAR IS SHIFTED FROM REVERSE TO NEUTRAL AND THEN TOWED WITH THE DRIVE WHEELS ON THE GROUND.

    You can avoid certain kinds of handling problems by making sure that your vehicle is towed with the tow bar as close to horizontal (parallel to the ground) as possible. This prevents your vehicle from "riding up" or "running under" the back of your coach during hard stops. It also avoids excessive stress on both the hitch receiver and your vehicle's mounting brackets.

    Most newer vehicles will not add miles to the odometer while they are being towed. Such vehicles have an electronic odometer which will work only if the key is in the "on" position. If your vehicle is an older model and does not have an electronic odometer, you will need to have a Speedometer Disconnect to keep miles from adding up on your towed vehicle.

    Never ever back up with a vehicle attached to your coach with a tow bar. Backing up is the most common way of damaging your tow bar or towed vehicle.

Aug 04, 2010 | 2007 Jeep Compass Limited

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I have a 2001 Ford Explorer and would like to tow behind my motorhome with a tow bar. How do you place vehicle in neutral for towing.


You can disconnect the battery and leave the key on to leave the steering wheel lock off or better yet disconect the shift cable and manually set the transmission lever to the neutral setting. Refer to your owners manual before attempting any of these proceedures

Apr 07, 2010 | 2001 Ford Explorer

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No dash lights or odometer reading when you open the door and car cranks but will not start. Alarm is in vallet position. Few weeks ago paaenger window would not work then started working then driver side...


I would start by removing the pesky alarm. My encounter with alarms is they create more problems than they actually help a badly wired alarms systeme can be a true nightmare. My advice the best lock for your vehicle is the lock that locks the gas and brake pedal together best invention yet good luck

Sep 24, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Caravan

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Can the Honda element be flat towed behind a motorhome?


hi yes you can flat tow, but i dont know of any way of not recording the miles.

Feb 02, 2009 | 2009 Honda Element

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Transmission tow/haul mode


Hi, the problem is when you are tilting the steering wheel all the way up it's putting to much tenstion on the wires that come outof your shifter that run to the tow/haul button. i am 99% sure your wires are disconected. rewire them and add some extra wire so next time there will be more slack in your wires.

Jul 20, 2008 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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