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Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch Installation - 2012 Honda CR-V

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How to Install the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch on a 2012 Honda CR-V

Speaker 1: Today on our 2012 Honda CRV we're going to be installing Road Master's Fuse Master Fuse Bypass Switch, part number RM76512. This fuse bypass kit is going to make a quick and easy way for us to be able to haul our CRV behind our motor home. To get it into flat tow mode you have to remove two fuses from the dash every time you set it up. So rather than having to physically pull those out, we can install this quick fuse bypass so with the flick of a button the fuses are disconnected and it's ready to go into tow mode. Quick, easy, and less labor.You can mount your switch wherever you'd like. Once you've got it in, you can quickly change it with the change of a button turning it on or off.

Since these are commonly used in flat tow setups, included with it you'll get two stickers that will allow you to label it drive and tow-mode. That way you don't forget which position is for which mode of operation.We'll begin our installation here in the lower left kick panel area. We're going to need to mount our switch. We're going to mount our switch in this location here in this small compartment going straight up. So what we'll need to do first is disconnect all of the connections here at our switch.

Make sure you pay attention so for reference there's a dot on here. So with the dot on the top, the left side has both black wires and the right side has both red wires. So we'll disconnect all of these.Once you've got them all disconnected you need to remove the nut from the backside of your switch. This is really the only reason we needed to disconnect those is because the nut won't slide over the wiring because of the fuse holders that's in the wiring so you have to disconnect it so you can take that off. Now a lot of cases you don't even need the nut because you can drill the hole out to where this is a snug fit and we don't need to put the nut on it.So to get our hole we're going to be using a stepper bit.

We'll be using our switch here as our reference. So we'll go down a few steps and we'll verify fit and go a little more if we need to, doing it a little larger.Check fit. Looks like we're going to need to go one size larger. It's very snug so you don't want to press your switch all the way in there when it's snug like this because it'll be very difficult to get it back out. With this tight fit we won't even need the nut to hod it in place.

The threads will hold it right into there.We're going to open up both fuse holders. We'll take the fuses out of our fuse panel. We'll be removing the 7.5 amp fuses closest to the outside of the vehicle located here and here. This is our accessory radio and accessory lock fuse. Pull both of those out. Now you'll notice here that our fuses are the low profile micro-fuses so they won't fit into our fuse holder so you will need to replace those with regular micro-fuses. We're going to use the exact same size we removed, 7.5 amp. Plug those into our fuse holder. Do that with the other one as well. We'll reinstall our covers.Our hole here you can access by just reaching around the backside. So we'll just reach around and feed our wires down. We're looking at our switch with the dot at the top, the red wires we're on our right side and the black wires we're on our left so we're just going to reconnect those.Once you got them all reconnected just take your switch and poke it up into the hole that we drilled and there we go. We now take the other ends of our wires and we're going to have to plug these into where our fuses used to be. We'll be using one set of wires for one fuse and one set for the other so we'll start with our black here. We're going to plug those into the left-most fuse that we removed. After we got our black wires plugged in we'll plug in our red wires in the other slot.And we'll verify it's working properly. You can see here our radio's on. We'll flip our switch and now the fuse is open which turns our radio off. We'll click it back and the screen comes back on. So now we've verified our switch is working properly. We can button up any of our wiring.We'll take the stickers that come in our kit and use it to label our switch. So the dot side is going to be when we're driving the vehicle, not flat-towing it. So our radio and everything works properly. The other side of our switch is going to be the tow side where it disables the fuses. We'll just put those labels on there so we don't forget and our customer is fully aware of how this switch operates.That completes our installation of Road Masters Fuse Master Fuse Bypass Switch on our 2012 Honda CRV.

Questions and Comments about this Video


we have a second vehicle kit for the Even-Brake system, do you have installation instructions specific for a 2012 Honda CR-V?

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Reply from David B.

We do not have a specific guide for a Honda CR-V. If you do not already have them, you can find a link to the install instructions on the product page here # RM-98400 . I also linked an answer page that will help you too. If you have any other questions let me know!

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