I need to tow (front-wheel dolly) my 2014 Odyssey Elite about 50 miles. Which means that it needs to be in neutral, and the steering wheel needs to be unlocked.
Unfortunately, the normal condition for this leaves the electrical system enabled and in 'accessory mode,' which means the battery will be drained by the time I arrive.
I can put the shift lever into neutral with the bypass switch under the little plastic cover next to it, but that doesn't affect the steering lock. I haven't figured out how to unlock the steering wheel without the battery drain. I strongly suspect the wheel is locked by a solenoid whose normal position is 'locked,' so removing power will lock it, but that's just a guess.
So ideally I'm looking for a way to put the vehicle in neutral with the key in the ignition, which will get everything into the state I need it to be -- and then disable the 'accessory mode' that goes along with it so the battery won't drain.
The Honda dealership was unable to help.
There must be a way professional towers do this..