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#1 OFFLINE   BrentHG

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:08 PM

According to the Owner's Manual, my 2017 Edge can be towed behind my motorhome, all 4 tires down.  It says to disconnect the Neg(-) terminal while towing.

 

My question is:  Does this reset everything back to factory in the Sync 3 system?

 

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#2 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:27 PM

No it doesn't.

#3 OFFLINE   chefduane

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:44 PM

Even if it did, you could use a battery system minder with an OBDII cable plugged in and keep the electronics alive.



#4 OFFLINE   omar302

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:18 AM

Even if it did, you could use a battery system minder with an OBDII cable plugged in and keep the electronics alive.

 

Wouldn't that counter the reason why the battery was disconnected in the first place?



#5 OFFLINE   chefduane

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:07 AM

Perhaps, yes.  But I >think<  that power to the OBD port keeps SYNC alive and does not affect the servos or electro-mechanicals that control trans operations.  I could be wrong on that and more research would be necessary before I'd consider a 4 down tow, but that is how I understand it.   With the battery disconnected the drive train system intelligence is non-functioning and therefore a 4 wheel freewheeling tow is safe, but the minder would keep all the SYNC settings.

 

Maybe someone who is better versed on this can provide a better explanation.  As I said, I think that's how it operates but I could be wrong.


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#6 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:45 AM

I think Duane is right but it's a moot point because it doesn't reset the sync 3 settings to leave the cable disconnected.


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#7 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:44 PM

If you're considering disconnecting the battery cable to tow (and you are required to reconnect after a certain period of hours, 6 if I remember) a battery switch would make this job much easier.

Like this for example: https://www.ebay.com...11159424&chn=ps
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#8 OFFLINE   chefduane

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:38 PM

Ingenious little device!  Why don't they put one of those on at the factory?  Sure would make a lot of things easier.  I might consider putting one of those on just because.  Great info Enigma.


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#9 OFFLINE   Ajackb

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:35 AM

Question - why couldn't you use the Brake Shift Interlock that allows a tow driver to get dead vehicle out of Park? It's easily accessible behind a panel below the shifter in my 2011.

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