Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch for Towed Vehicles - ATM Mini-Fuse - 13" Long

Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch for Towed Vehicles - ATM Mini-Fuse - 13" Long

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Use this fuse-disconnect system to prep your vehicle to be towed. Simply relocate your car's fuse with this bypass and flip the integrated switch. To drive your car, just flip the switch back on. No need to remove or replace your fuse. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar wiring from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch for Towed Vehicles - ATM Mini-Fuse - 13" Long part number BX88272 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring - BX88272

  • Fuse Bypass
  • Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
  • Blue Ox
  • Custom
  • Engine Compartment
  • Mini Fuse

Use this fuse-disconnect system to prep your vehicle to be towed. Simply relocate your car's fuse with this bypass and flip the integrated switch. To drive your car, just flip the switch back on. No need to remove or replace your fuse.


Features:

  • Bypasses towed car's fuse so you can tow your vehicle without draining its battery
    • Provides a simple alternative to removing mini-fuse every time you tow
    • Stores fuse so that you won't lose it
  • Installs quickly, easily and permanently
    • Remove mini-fuse from car's fuse box and install Fuse ByPass in its place
    • Put fuse into Fuse ByPass fuse holder
    • Mount bypass switch near fuse box
  • Maintains functionality of mini-fuse when switched on
    • Flip switch to "on" position and drive like normal
  • Overrides mini-fuse when switched off
    • Flip switch to "off" position and you're good to tow
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Overall length: 13"
  • 1-Year warranty


Note: Consult vehicle's owner's manual to determine which fuse to pull. Do not install a fuse in the Blue Ox Fuse ByPass that has more than a 20-amp rating.


Some automobiles can only be towed if you get under the hood and pull a fuse. If you don't remove this fuse before towing, there's a good chance that your car's battery will be drained by the time you reach your destination.


With the Blue Ox Fuse ByPass, once the initial installation is complete, you won't have to remove or replace your fuse again. Just pull the fuse indicated in your car's owner's manual and replace it with the bypass. After you install the Fuse ByPass, insert the removed fuse into the holder of the bypass system. With the fuse installed in this manner, it will still be able to function as needed. Mount the included switch near the fuse box and you're set.


Whenever you need to drive your car, just make sure the switch is flipped into the "on" position. When on, the fuse will be active and your vehicle will function normally. Then, when it comes time to tow, switch the Fuse ByPass to "off." When off, the fuse will be rendered inactive so that you can flat tow your car without its battery being drained.



BX88272 Blue Ox ATM MiniFuse By Pass Switch - 13" Long







Video of Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch for Towed Vehicles - ATM Mini-Fuse - 13" Long


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch Installation - 2011 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2011 Honda CRV, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Fuse Bypass Switch for towed vehicles, part number BX88272. Now, this is what your kit's going to consist of. You're going to have this toggle switch. It's going to turn on and off whatever accessory you have on your vehicle for towing it. This is going to make it a lot easier that having to reach under your dash and pull out the fuse every time you want to flat tow your vehicle. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install it. Our first step's going to be to find an area we're going to want to mount our switch in.

We've determined we're going to mount it right here above the fuel door handle. Our fuse panel is actually right here behind, so we're going to go ahead and pop this out of the way, so you can see what we're talking about. There's going to be a little twist clip under here to release the dash, then we're just going to take it all out, and we'll drop our panel out of the way. Here you can see we're going to have our fuse panel. We're going to plug the 2 legs from our switch into it, and we'll take that fuse and place it into the side of this fuse holder. First we're going to go ahead and mount that.

Go ahead and locate it right here. Using a 3/4 inch hole, we're going to go ahead and drill a hole in there. We have plenty of excess room behind. Then we can just run our wire out and plug it into the fuse box, and still have plenty of length. I'm going to go ahead and get a 3/4 inch hole saw and we'll drill out that hole.

I'm going to go ahead and get a file and we're going to clean up our hole. Now, once we have this hole all nice and cleaned up, we're going to go ahead and remove the plug from the back here, so we're going to need to put our nut on the back side here before we place it through. Then we can plug these back in. It's not going to make a difference as to which side it goes on, because if it's not right, you can always just flip-flop the wires where they go into the fuse box. Now we'll take this, push it back in to position, and we can spin that nut finger tight just to hold the switch in place. Now, it's a nice tight fit, so you're not really going to have to worry about this nut coming loose and the switch falling out. Now, we're going to need to go ahead and remove fuse number 34, the 7.5 amp fuse, so we'll take a pair of needle-nose, we're going to take that fuse out of the holder here.

Now we'll take our 7.5 amp fuse, we're going to place it into the fuse holder here, and we'll put our cover on. We'll take each of these legs and we're going to feed them in to fuse 34. Now once we have it plugged into our fuse box, we can go ahead and turn the key on. In this case it's going to turn off the power to the radio, so when we're towing a vehicle down the road, it's not going to draw down our battery. For the towed position, it's going to be to the side without the dot. We're going to go ahead and put it back to the normal driving mode. You would push it to the dot, and you'll see the lights come on and our radio, allowing us to know that the fuse is operating properly. Now we can take this panel and we'll re-install it, just going to snap it back into position. We'll take this little twist knob here, orienting it forward and back, and we'll turn it 90 degrees, and it's going to hold our lower panel up and our install is going to be complete. That's going to do it for our look at and install of the Blue Ox Fuse Bypass Switch for towed vehicles, part number BX88272, on our 2011 Honda CRV.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch for Towed Vehicles - ATM Mini-Fuse - 13" Long - BX88272

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)

Use this fuse-disconnect system to prep your vehicle to be towed. Simply relocate your car's fuse with this bypass and flip the integrated switch. To drive your car, just flip the switch back on. No need to remove or replace your fuse.

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need to buy another connector to use on Honda fuse box. 669622



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Make the fuse cut out easy! You can buy what you need to make this yourself but, by the time your done... what did you save? works good, looks good and is a time saver that keeps you from having to make it yourself or pulling the fuse out when ever you hook up your toad. 655642



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Works great. Easy to install,except the fact that Honda put the fuse box in a very tight spot which makes it hard to install unless you have long needle nose pliers. 581481



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Great ordering process, got my order to me on time at a great price. Installed on my car today and works great. Very happy customer. 560046



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Exactly as described, easy install 522306



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Happy. With service. Ship out same day recive next day 471712



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The product looks like it will work great. However I have not installed it yet. 440734



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The Blue Ox fuse bypass switch was just what I needed. The delivery was quick and installation was made easy by the instructions and video. Works as described and I will be trying out soon on our next trip towing our 2012 CRV. Thank you etrailer for making my life easier. 429550


Comments

Since installing the Blue Ox bypass we have gone to Texas and back with absolutely no problems. This has eliminated the battery drain problem totally. Great product as stated previously. Thank you George and E-Trailer

Eric W - 09/06/2018

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Have not installed yet. Planning on installing next week. 423582



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Haven't installed it yet, but it looks quality, very fast service. Thanks 385666



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Received in excellent condition and has quality look and feel. I sure I will be happy when I get it installed. (Waiting on Car) 374694



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Fuse Bypass switch works great no more dead batteries, I have used it many times in the last year and I can pull my Honda CRV 8hrs or more and battery stays charged. very easy to install. took less than 1 hour to install 341846


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After a year Bypass Switch still working as good as the day I installed it, still very satisfied.

Bob S - 02/14/2018

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I received this in a timely manner, haven't installed it yet but will next month. 341256



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Easy to install. Looks professional. Easier than pulling the fuse while in transit. 338730



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I have installed the Custom Tail light warning and the Trailer connector and it was very easy. I ran the wiring through inside the FIT wiring and it was very easy. Love the way everything snaps together. I can't wait to install the base plate, trailer hitch receiver as well as the ByPass switch. All these items will make our Motorhome experience much easier. Thanks etrailer Thanks again to Amanda for keeping an eye on my order. 336882


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I installed the product myself without any problems. We just got back from a cross country. We pulled our Honda Fit over 12,000 miles without any issues or concern.

Ed V - 01/23/2018

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Extraordinary service. The product was shipped within an hour of ordering, arrived before I expected and works perfectly. This is a company you need to do business with. Outstanding. 328506



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Easy install. Yea 321422



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Perfect installation. works as advertis ed.. 315616



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Works great easy to install 309023


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Works great not to difficult to install no problems so far

Bill M - 11/09/2017

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Very good product. Simple installation. Took about 10 minutes. 299405



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Was well pleased with the product. Also well pleased with the service. 296668



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Works as discribed 246147



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The Blue Ox Accessory Kit for the Aventa LX Tow Bar, the extra (2) Diodes, the Fuse By-Pass Switch, the Aventa LX Tow Bar and the Patriot Brake Unit all arrived in tact and in a timely manner. I really appreciate the help in defining what I need to tow my '09 Yukon behind our new Newmar Dutch Star. So far the wiring is complete - and works! I hope to have the Tow Bar hardware done this week - i'll try and get a picture. Thanks again! 242126



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Product not installed yet. 242097


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Easy to install works great.

Frank M - 03/28/2017

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The product was just as stated. Worked easy and simple. sorry no pictures. 226088



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Just what I ask for. 216994



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I recently ordered the Blue Ox fuse by pass switch for my Honda CRV. My order was sent out promptly and the staff at e trailer were knowledgeable and friendly! Please note: If you have a 2013 Honda CRV, this install takes a while due to the position of the fuse panel .Honda uses the mini fuses and you must purchase a standard fuse to place inline.....no big deal but, small hands and a contortionists body would make installation very much easier. 208768



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Didn't fit well at all. Very hard to in stall. 208614



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Didn't fit well at all. Very hard to in stall. 208613



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My product a Blue Ox fuse bypass switch for a towed vehicle was received sooner than expected because etrailer upgraded my shipping at no additional cost. I haven't yet installed it to check performance, but expect to have no problems. Thanks eTrailer. 170232



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Great product, installed in 5 minutes. Will really save me a lot of time and keep me from getting on my knees with a flashlight and straining to pull and later reinstall the fuse! Item was installed in my 2012 Equinox. 165632


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Great!

Dan W - 12/16/2015

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Shipped fast with no problems. 143689



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works well but a bear to install in the miniature fuse position 127766



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Product is exactly as described and delivered on a timely basis. The only questions is why does UPS go from Colorado to Mo to Nashville to Knoxville then back to Nashville then to Clarksville. It seems to me they should of dropped it off the first time thru Nashville and would of received a day sooner. 61807


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