Tech Tip: Switch Fix | Good Sam Club News

Tech Tip: Switch Fix

November 10, 2014 by

Switch FixWith some vehicles rated for dinghy towing, a fuse must be pulled before towing to prevent the battery from being drained with the ignition switch turned to acc. To make this easier on my Chevrolet HHR I installed a Dome Light Switch with Harness Kit (part #JW-DLB) from This is a really nice package that’s primarily used by Jeep owners to deactivate dome lights when doors are removed, but this fix has universal applications. You could buy all the required parts and make your own, but I doubt that would save much money.

To install the switch, pull the required fuse, insert the ends in the fuse block (retain the inline fuse you removed), route the wiring to the desired location with easy access to the switch, mount the switch and install the fuse in the inline holder. Turn the ignition to acc, push the toggle switch to deactivate the ignition circuit and tow away.

Be sure to activate the circuit when you are ready to turn the key back to off, as the key will not move with the switch deactivated.

Howard Tidwell, Mount Dora, Florida


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Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on November 11, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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