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Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch for Towed Vehicles - ATM Mini-Fuse - 10" Long

Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch for Towed Vehicles - ATM Mini-Fuse - 10" 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 - 10" Long part number BX88271 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring - BX88271

  • Fuse Bypass
  • Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
  • Custom
  • Engine Compartment
  • Blue Ox
  • 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: 10"
  • 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.



BX88271 Blue Ox ATM MiniFuse By Pass Switch - 10" Long





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




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring - Bypasses Vehicle Wiring - BX88271 Review

Today we're going to review part number BX88271, this is the Blue OX ATM Mini Fuse Bypass Switch for tow vehicles. On some automobiles they can only be towed if you get under the hood and you pull a fuse, if you don't remove that fuse before towing, what will happen there's a good chance that your car's battery will be drained by the time you reach your destination. So if you use this fuse disconnect system, this will allow your vehicle to be towed. This system will bypass your car's fuse, so you can tow your vehicle without draining its battery. It gives you a simple alternative to having to remove the mini fuse every time you tow and since you move the mini fuse every time you tow and since you move the mini fuse right to here it will actually store the fuse so you don't lose it. This part does install very quickly and easily and permanently, basically what you'll do is remove the ATM mini fuse from your car's fuse box, open this holder right here and install the one you took out of your car's fuse box right into there and then once that's all in there, what you want to do is take these connectors right here and you connect these into the connection to where you took the fuse out of in your fuse box, so this will plug into where the fuse came out of and you'll put the fuse right here. This will maintain the function of the mini fuse so when you switch it on, if you see the switch right here, there's a white dot and not a white dot, so when you push that white dot down, that's the on position, that means you can just drive the car like normal, no problem. When you're going to tow it, push it to the off position and that will allow it to override that mini fuse so it doesn't drain the battery. This part is made in the USA.

Overall length on this is about 10 inches. One last thing what you want to do is you want to consult your vehicle owners manual to determine which fuse to pull and you always do not want to install a fuse in this fuse bypass that has more than a 20 amp rating. Also comes with a nice set of instructions that describe all that. That should do it for the review on part number BX88271 the Blue Ox ATM Mini Fuse Bypass Switch for tow vehicles.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch for Towed Vehicles - ATM Mini-Fuse - 10" Long - BX88271

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (25 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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Easy to install with great directions. Etrailer has great Customer Service even after the sale. Perfect for what I needed....now I don't have to take out the fuse every time I tow my car behind the Motorhome! Great experience with etrailer.


Comments
Still working great!
Cindy E - 01/16/2022


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Clean easy installation using this prefab harness. Easy to install and worked as advertised. 2016 Chevy Equinox 4cyl. I put the switch into the fuse panel door inside the cabin. With Fuse 32 (5 amp) out of the circuit it turns off the accessories when the key is in the ACC position.

Thanks.




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I will not be able to try and install this item in my tow vehicle until mid-April and see if it works as advertised on-line and in videos. I just hope I ordered the right length to fit my vehicle.

R/Mark H


Comments
It works outstanding, and is quick to change modes from towing to driving in a second.
Mark H - 02/04/2018


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The fuse by-pass was easy to install with the instructions provided. I tow a 2008 Saturn Vue behind my 2008 Bounder M/H. Before this wonderful device, I had to remove a fuse to tow the car, and install the fuse before driving the vehicle. Now it's a simple switch and I'm set. The only thing I would change is the leads that go into the fuse panel. It would be SSSSOO much easier if the leads were together rather than separate.




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installed the bypass in my car took about 30 minutes works real good so far a little hard to get the two wires plugged in but once i did rest was easy sorry i dont have a camera


Comments
ok but a little to high priced two wires and a switch should be about $20
Edwin F - 01/31/2017


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Product fit perfectly and works great--simplifies not having to pull the fuse--just a simple flip of a switch and your on your way!!!




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Fuse bypass switch (BX88271) was a direct fit and was shipped on time. I highly recommend etrailer for their great services.




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Secure and safe. Meets all our needs.




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The switch works as described. No more taking off the panel to pull the fuse.


Comments
I have a 2014 CR-V, which fuse switch do I need. Does this do anything to void the warranty?
-- comment by: David - 11/01/2013



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A brilliant idea. Easy to install on a 2017 Chevy Sonic. Flipping a switch is a lot easier than pulling a fuse.


Comments
Thanks for the follow up. Everything is working just fine, no problems, nothing but good performance.
EdP - 08/15/2018


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Works great. Easy to install.




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A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH, KEPT ME INFORMED ON WHAT WAS HAPPENING WITH MY ORDER AND IT WAS SHIPPED WHEN PROMISED. I WOULD DEFINITELY USE eTRAILER AGAIN.




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Received in a timely manner. Instructions for installation were clear and concise. Sure beats having to pull fuse all the time. Thanks for a great product.




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Very easy to install and is easy to use and keeps my abs brakes from going bad.




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Great product. Easy to install, makes towing my HHR behind my RV supper easy


Comments
Fabulous, no issues at all. Great product.
Antoon R - 05/20/2019


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Easy install using your video, works as stated.




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Fit perfect. Good instructions.




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This worked out better than I had hoped. Now I can rig for towing at the flick of this switch.




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Works great made towing very easy.




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Great product. Serves me well...




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Works great a little high priced




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