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Take some of the hassle out of towing your car with this fuse bypass system. FuseMaster replaces your vehicle's mini-fuse and lets you prep for towing by simply flipping a switch. Integrated holder keeps fuse secure and functional.
Note: This FuseMaster bypass is not designed to hold an ATM micro fuse. If your vehicle has a micro fuse, you will need to use an ATM mini fuse of the same amperage (not included) to install in the FuseMaster.
Some cars can only be towed if you get under the hood and pull a fuse. If you don't remove this fuse prior to towing, there's a good chance that your battery will be drained by the time you reach your destination.
Roadmaster's FuseMaster makes it easy to prep your vehicle for towing. Simply remove the fuse indicated in your car's manual and replace it with the bypass. The system will hold the removed fuse and maintain its functionality. So once the initial installation is complete, you don't have to remove or replace your fuse again.
Whenever you need to drive your car, just make sure the switch on the bypass is flipped into the "drive" position. When on, the fuse will be active and your vehicle will function normally. Then, when it comes time to tow, switch the FuseMaster to "tow." This will render the fuse inactive so that you can flat tow your car without its battery being drained.
The preferred location for mounting the FuseMaster switch is the access panel inside your vehicle that leads to your fuse box. This switch must be mounted on a plastic surface that is no thicker than 1/4". Do not mount the switch on a metal surface.
Included with the FuseMaster are 2 stickers: "Drive" and "Tow." Once the switch is installed, you can place the stickers on the access panel - one on each side of the toggle - to remind you which way the switch must go for each application. Place the "Drive" sticker on the side of the toggle that has the white dot. (To drive, the switch must be flipped so that the side with the white dot is depressed.) The "Tow" sticker can then be placed on the opposite side.
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Video of Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass - 13" - 20-Amp Mini-Fuse
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All right, today we're going to show you the Roadmaster FuseMaster fuse bypass, part number RM76511. With this part number this is what you get. This is the actual switch itself right here. It has overall length of 14 inches. It has a fuse holder right here. It does not come with the fuse where this end goes into.
You pull out the fuse and that goes here. If you have a mini fuse, you will have to supply the type of ATM fuse that sits in here. This is rated up to 20 amps. Where it goes into your fuse box you get this really handy adapter which will plug into your fuse box and you've got these leads that you're going to place these ends with and slide them onto here. It makes it a lot easier to plug this into your fuse box. Also optional, it has a couple of labels for drive and tow, so you know which way you want to have it switched or when you're driving your vehicle down the road that's tow mode or the white dot depressed.
When you want to be towing behind your RV, that would be tow mode. To install this on your dash board or wherever you do install this, it's going to require a 3/4 inch hole. Then to clamp it in place it has this nut that you thread on. The reason behind this is that some vehicles require a fuse be pulled whilst being towed behind the RV. Basically this lessens the battery drain on the vehicle.
With that that'll finish it for the Roadmaster FuseMaster fuse bypass, part number RM76511.
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (54 Customer Reviews)Take some of the hassle out of towing your car with this fuse bypass system. FuseMaster replaces your vehicle's mini-fuse and lets you prep for towing by simply flipping a switch. Integrated holder keeps fuse secure and functional.
What I needed to take care battery drain situation. After checking around, etrailer.com price was comparably a good price, but nevertheless, this item is OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive for what it is, a plastic switch, fuse holder, wire, and some terminals, with a Roadmaster label. No complaints for etrailer, but the Roadmaster part is just too expensive. I guess I knew that when I ordered it, though. 78665
by: Rod Tait07/13/2015
The install on my 2013 Honda Fit was real difficult. The fuse panel is in an extremely cramped, tight location. It requires a young, slim, supple person to be able to twist around upside-down to be able to even see the fuse panel. ( not Fusemaster's fault ) The Honda fuse is a MICRO, and has the metal tabs on the outside edges of the plastic body. The section of the Fusemaster that fits in the fuse socket just has 2 wires, each with a flat blade on each end of the 2 wires. These blades wouldn't stay in place because there is no plastic section between them, as there is in a fuse. I labored long and hard to fashion a real tiny piece of wood to jam in between the prongs, forcing them to the outside of the fuse socket, where they could remain in contact with the metal part. Fusemaster should develope a series of inter-changeable ends which would mimic the fuse-type being replacing. (MICRO, MINI, etc.) This way it could be pushed right in, just like a fuse, instead of trying to put 2 tiny blades into slots that want to spit them out as soon as you look the other way. Maybe these blades stay put better in a MINI socket, but if you have a Honda, I suggest you pay to have someone else do the install. Would I buy it again? Yes. Would I install it myself in place of a MICRO fuse? No way! 211531
Roadsters product worked well. I did not remove the lower dash part, and just did extreme yoga to remove and install the fuse bypass. This was the worst part. I can't believe that Honda put this fuse block in such a difficult to access location. The rest was simple. Installing the small connectors was a trick, (I also didn't use the fuse connector) but I finally got the connections in the fuse block. Drilled the hole from the outside and installed the switch. The location could have been lower and more to the left as there was a thicket portion of the dash on the back that prevented the lock nut from seating, but the switch is tight and works well. This is absolutely the way to go instead of pulling a fuse on my 2014 Honda CRV! 243910
by: Jim D07/13/2016
This is a great solution to an aggravating problem of pulling a fuse before towing. First, the fuse, which is miss-identified in the 2014 Honda CR-V driver's manual, is nearly impossible to access. Further, the advice in the driver's manual that if you tow less than 8 hours per day you do not need to remove the fuse, is incorrect. I discovered that only 4-5 hours was enough to kill the battery. Installing the RM76511 bypass seemed, at first, to be a piece of cake. I drilled the 3/4" hole and inserted the switch for a pretty tight fit, then found it impossible to screw on the plastic retainer nut. I accidentally discovered that this portion of the Honda CR-V dash can be unclipped and pulled out so you can easily get to the back of the threated switch and tighten the retainer nut. Had I not discovered this I would have not been able to install the "Drive/Tow" switch. Unless I missed it, there is no mention of this in the video or written instructions. After getting the switch installed the rest of the installation was easy. 271468
Product was received in a timely manner and is as indicated in the web site. I have bought several items from this company and have been very pleased with their products and service. 63689
by: Ed H.09/18/2014
Product arrived sooner than expected. Very good quality. Instalation was a breeze. Thanks for a very good product. 151933
by: Chris S06/07/2015
Worked well. I did not like the fuse position as it was inaccessible when the bypass was installed so I moved the fuseholder position in the wire nearer to the fusebox end so that I could access it after installation. I watched the etrailer video which was useful but I wanted the switch installed in a blank switch panel rather than down low as shown in the video. I was concerned about the size of the hole to be drilled in the blank switch panel but it worked out well. I use plastic epoxy rather than the supplied nut to hold the switch in place. This also strengthened the drilled out blank switch panel. Only 4 stars because I had to make these mods, but the result is a nice installation using the supplied fuse bypass parts. 201358
by: Ken Mc10/09/2013
I love the fuse bypass. I used it in my Honda CRV which requires a fuse to be pulled each time the car is towed, then replaced when you want to use the radio. Once installed, taking out the radio fuse is a simple push of a switch. The only problem I encountered was gettin the two loose ends into the fuse socket, and once there I felt it necessary to jam in some foam to keep them in place. It would help if Roadmaster would connect the leads like an actual fuse. Other than that it works exactly as advertised. 103167
by: Kevin k09/18/2016
Very easy to install in my gmc 2013 terrain. Took 5 minutes. Hardest part was drilling hole in fuse box cover. I did not have a 3/4" drill bit so has to drill out edges it largest bit I had. Was fine doing this was. Is expensive for what you get, a fuse holder ,switch, plug in and wires? 296135
by: R J08/21/2015
Install video was a definite help.The service was great and the shipping on time. Installed in less than one hour. 220862
by: Larry J02/06/2015
After a lot thought and reading the bad reviews but bought it anyway knowingly. Roadmaster needs to change design especially for the Honda make into mini fuse blank with wires coming out opposite end to fuse bypass hardness.It wasn't easy to install after few tricks finally got it. Shame on Honda knowing you need to pull the accessory fuse to tow,then locate it where takes thirty minutes to remove. Wasn't fun to install bypass fuse but we'll worth it in long run. Thanks to etrailer & staff knowing that you consider the best products for your customers and provide the technical support & videos for us. 172719
by: Don G.02/07/2016
I installed the Fusemaster fuse bypass switch on my 2012 Chevy Sonic. Install was a snap. It is mounted on the lower dash to the left of the steering wheel and above the fuse panel. I had to cut the fuse cap off and remove the wire loom to get the plastic nut off the switch. The fusemaster switch will be a great time and effort saver since the DLIS fuse on the Sonic is a pain to remove. 237201
by: Don Cooper07/11/2013
Fits the bill! Thanks. 89096
Great service and fast shipping 153674
Much more difficult to install than videos indicated, in part due to difficulty accessing fuse location on the CRV. Manufacturer would be wise to configure terminals that connect to fuse block into one easy to plug in connector that mimics a fuse rather than the two terminals that are hard to grip and separately install in a very tight space. Also very dufficult to fully seat the two terminals in the fuse contacts in the fuse block due to right quarters. Concerned that over time the terminals will work loose. A fuse-shaped connector would be the solution. 151825
by: Jerry R.04/27/2015
Sure beats pulling fuses. 188493
by: Doris M09/15/2016
Great help from etrailer representative in getting just the right part! Easily installed by someone who had never heard of the Fusemaster fuse by-pass. ( My son- in- law did the research to find it). Have only used it for a short trip but it worked great! No more having to pull the mini-fuse out of my car (it was difficult to pull out even with a fuse puller) to keep the battery from going dead after five hours of being towed! Just push a button! Looking forward to testing it out on a 2,000 mile trip in the next few weeks. 295242
by: Bud B03/16/2015
Product is excellent, how to video was excellent, but, Hondas idea for how to make it impossible to get a fuse out or replaced is a killer. etrailer got the package sent quickly, has a wonderful customer service and their video is very helpful. I did this job in 30 min. If it had not been so difficult to do the fuses, I could have done this in 15 minutes without any problem. etrailer is the best. Thanks 178349
by: Dave P.07/19/2013
The Road Master FuseMaster was just what I needed. For sure better then climbing under the dash every time I hooked up the car to be towed. I must say once I received it the price seems to be much too high. I check several electronic supply houses and found everything except the pins to replace the existing fuse. It would have cost me under $20 to build it myself. It is however a great time saver. 90580
by: Ron W06/23/2015
Product received on time as promised and is now installed. It works as advertised and will use it to bypass the acc fuse on my CRV while towing it behind motor home. Since the CRV has micro fuses in the position the product was to replace, it was very hard to install the ends in the fuse holder. It would have been better if the end used to replace the fuse actually had a fuse attached to it. 206569
by: John F.04/29/2015
Good product, however the prongs that plug onto the fuse block are flimsy. They bend too easy, need to come up with a connector similar to the fuse to plug into the fuse block. the wire loom also could stand to be a few inches longer. I had to mount my switch on the side of the coin tray in my 2011 Honda CR-V towards the steering wheel, 188784
by: W. Dore 07/19/2016
This product though I was able to make work for my application was not the exact match for my vehicle. The connections that take the place of the fuse in the fuse box were not compatible. My CRV has micro fuses and the connection prvided was for mini fuses. However once I got past that problem everything else worked fine. 273696
This product is the perfect solution for the hassle of having to pull a fuse from a vehicle on a regular basis. The only shortcoming I had is the glue on the "Tow" and "Drive" decals. Even though I cleaned the surface with alcohol prior to placing the decals, they would not stick. Everything else works fine. 243832
by: Robert B08/22/2016
The bypass has worked as advertised. I'm not smart enough to install it myself so I had it done at American RV in Grand Rapids MI. After a short wait, the tech explained how it worked and it has been doing a fine job for over a year. Unable to provide photos. 286630
Good instructions and installation video. This was pretty simple to install. I found a good place just to the left of the steering well on the dash, rather than hidden in the sunglasses storage in the lower dash area as the instructions suggested. 109019
Installed the Fusemaster Fuse Bypass in my '13 Equinox. 'Took about an hour (had to extend the wiring about 9" to fit where I wanted the switch to be). 'Got all the info on how to remove interior panel from my liocal Chev. dealer so no sweat! 96721
by: Earlene L.08/23/2015
Product arrived 2 days before it was scheduled . The product is exactly as advertised and a very fair price. It will be used to bypass a fuse when towing my CRV behind my motorhome. Excellent company to do business with 221239
by: John J06/12/2016
The intent of this button is good. The one thing they do not tell you is that if you have the very small fuses like the 2013 Honda CRV has the prongs that will not work in this fuse box you will have to buy an adaptor. 260504
by: Frank S04/23/2014
Very fast delivery of all products ordered and at a reasonable price. The on-line video instructions were excellent and made switch installation a snap. I will continue doing business with Etrailer. Thanks 126849
by: Jim L.08/08/2014
Well done product...Took longer than I thought putting the pins in the micro fuse holder on Honda CRV but got it done..Should help with battery drain on Honda while towing.. 145311
The Roadmaster fuse bypass was easy to install. Although I did find a better place to mount the fusemaster, under the dash out of the way. 223508
great service and delivery on time and no complaints, Thanks to you all for all the great work , Thanks Bert Ortega , El Paso texas. 218269
by: Dan F.04/09/2015
I have to go down and get a fuse that was not supplied, but the installation took less than an hour thanks to your video. Thank You! 184332
by: Terry B03/23/2016
Installation of Roadmaster Fuse Bypass was just as presented in the video for my 2010 Honda CRV. Works great. Thanks. 241363
by: Larry H.09/23/2016
Simple to install. Great and easy solution to turning off nav and radio without pulling fuse on my 2014 Honda CRV. 298101
works very good , I think the cord should be a little longer so that it give you more opt. to locate it. 189520
by: WILLIAM KING04/17/2014
Excellant service and great prices. Would definately refer a friend and buy from here again. 125854
by: Bill H10/07/2013
The fuse bypass switch was relatively easy to install and works the way intended. Thanks. 102787
by: paul B05/31/2014
Product was simple and straight forward......Fit into dash area...Looks factory installed 133549
by: Ronald Lauzon05/29/2014
what a great idea instead of pulling that fuse everytime you need to travel with my rv 133352
by: Don D.10/06/2015
RM76511 was delivered quickly. Easy to install just like your video showed. 229347
Saved having to make a "home-made" version and it works just great. 251064
by: Dorothy Johnson01/24/2014
Works great, exactly what we wanted. It arrived real fast too. 114643
A bit pricey for what you get but works 145560
by: Jim Stougard09/03/2016
Great service! Delivered as promised! 290964
by: Charles D08/01/2016
Easy to install and works great. 278146
by: Marvin M07/03/2013
Wires could be 1 inch longer 87457
by: Rick P11/16/2015
installed easy. 232099
Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring
The item was correct and delivered promptly. My only complaint, not the fault of e-Trailer, is it was defective. A spade connector in one of the two fuse holders was out place in the socket. (Buried too deep on the molded rubber) Did not realize it until after it was installed and did not want to tear it out. Will replace fuse holder in lieu of the hassle of sending it back for a replacement. 220760
by: Robert T.09/23/2016
Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring
Product was relatively easy to install and worked as advertised. P.S. I found out from Roadmaster that the ground wire is required because the switch is a relay due to the high amperage. 298115
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