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Suzuki XL-7

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  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    That is also the same location on the GV and Vitara.
  • lkrk11lkrk11 Posts: 15
    Thanks for the info, i will try it when the weather gets warm.
  • Good Morning,

    The throttle cable was installed in less than 20 minutes which was great. There is nothing wrong with the brakes, ice caused the ABS and Brake warning lights to come on. I am installing the WeatherTech mats today.

    73,
    Randy
  • Good afternoon - I hope someone else investigated this on a 2003 XL-7 Limited.

    I just took apart the area over the shifter to wire something to the 12v adapter, and noticed that there were two wiring harnesses attached to two slots that would be for switching something on (the switches are not there - just a black plastic cover) Could this be the place where a heated seat switch would be? If so are the seats pre-wired - and where would I buy the switch to find out?

    Thanks,
    SS
  • jfernjfern Posts: 3
    I am picking up my 2004 xl7 this week but can still not decide on a color, vain as it may sound. Am considering the cosmic blue or red. ANy comment?
  • I picked Cool Beige so the dirt won't show too much and scratches are easy to hide. I guess you could say it is a lower maintenance color.

    Enjoy the new ride,
    Randy
  • I'm not a big fan of the cosmic blue, unless you're getting a model w/o leather. To me (and this is just my opinion), a luxurious interior needs a luxurious exterior. So I'd say take the red! Looks great in the XL7 commercials too!!
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    Id say that the wiring is there for heated seats but IM SURE the actual headted seats are not. Most cars have idendical wiring harnesses regardless of options to keep replacement easy. Thats a common thing..
    You would need the seats, switches to make your heated..
    Frank

    Good afternoon - I hope someone else investigated this on a 2003 XL-7 Limited.

    I just took apart the area over the shifter to wire something to the 12v adapter, and noticed that there were two wiring harnesses attached to two slots that would be for switching something on (the switches are not there - just a black plastic cover) Could this be the place where a heated seat switch would be? If so are the seats pre-wired - and where would I buy the switch to find out?

    Thanks,
    SS
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    Id vote for the red too.. :) Nice color..

    Frank
  • Hello everyone. I haven't been on the xl7 post in quite sometime.I have been spending my time in the verona post since i just bought one for myself.Paride, concerning brakes on the xl7.I replaced them on my wifes xl7 at 12,000 miles. I tried to get the dealer to pay since this seemed to early for the brakes to wear out(should be 20-25,000).The dealer wanted 210.00 to replace the front pads. No auto parts store had them and the dealer wanted 88.00 from the parts dept. i found the pads at rock auto.com for 36.00. These were raybestos top of the line, and i installed them myself in 30 minutes..very easy...Other then that problem, we love this suv, and my verona also...
  • parideparide Posts: 52
    I had the Suzuki dealer check the brakes last week when I brought my XL-7 in for the accelerator cable recall. I had been noticing more travel in the brake pedal and with 29000 miles on the vehicle, I figured it was time. Sure enough, the pads were just about done. The rotors needed to be cut as well. I had Suzuki do the work because I needed the truck for a fairly long trip a couple of days later and I didn't have time to do the brakes before the trip. With the cold, damp weather we've been having in NY, I really didn't feel like working outside on the car anyway.

    Are the front brakes on the XL-7 set up where the back of the caliper swings up to give access to the pads after the bottom bolt is removed? This is the way the calipers were set up on other Japanese vehicles I've owned - makes access to the pads extremely easy.
  • Yes the caliper swings back on the xl7. Mine is a 2002, and i do not blame you for not wanting to change them in the cold. I live on long island, and so i know what you mean. The only question is, i would bet the rotors did not need to be cut. The cars of today are made with "throw away rotors, and are very inexpensive to buy new ones. Thats what i am planning on doing when i change the brakes next time on the xl7.
  • Our 2001 XL-7 has a clutch that seems to be creaking at times, especially when it is cold. Also, when we have towed our tent trailer in the past at times when I get out of the truck after some stop and go driving, I smell a scent that smells like burnt rubber although the tires had not been slipping. One time my father in law told me the smell was probably the clutch. I had just finished pulling the trailer up a steep and bumpy gravel road to the campsite.

    Does anyone know what gives here?

    Thanks!
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    your clutch is slipping. :) how mnnay miles and do you ride your clutch??

    Frank
  • Well, our XL7 is sitting at about 25000 miles right now. My wife drives it most of the time and the only time I really drive it when we go skiing or when I tow the trailer on a camping trip. Anyhow, I talked to her a little about the odor and really the only time she gets it is pulling into the garage. We have a very steep driveway and a narrow garage and probably rides the clutch getting in. She doesn't smell the odor any other time. The only other time that I have smelled the odor is when towing and the whole ordeal of backing the trailer into a campsite. Plus I do think we may have been really close to being at capacity for our Suzuki the last two camping trips. The trailer's weight loaded was close to 3000 I would estimate plus cargo and passengers were probably at about 800 lbs or more. The truck did awesome through it all on a 1500 mile round trip with mountains to boot.

    So anyhow, since the only time we get the odor is on those two occasions, is there still hope for us here or do we need to go and get some work done before it gets worse.

    Thanks!
  • jfernjfern Posts: 3
    Has anyone had any problems with their cd players on the 2004 ex xl7? I cannot play my cd's in the mornings because they always skip (they are new cd's with no scratches). Later on in the day when it is a bit warmer, there are no problems. I was wondering if the cold is affecting it and if I should call the dealer or not. I hate to bother them on little issues. I love my new truck and this is my only complaint with it so far. I have had it now for a month and am absolutely satisfied with it's performance. It is just annoying that I have to listen to the radio in the morning on the way to work instead of my own music. Any input?
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    I have an 03 XL7 (same exact stereo system). One question: do you have the single CD system or the 6-cd system? I have the 6-cd one and I have had problems like that. During the winter it would sometimes skip. But that was only for a week and then it stopped, even though the weather got colder. If that has been happening for more than a week, I would call the dealer.
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    or 02's single cd player plays fine all the way down to almost 0 degrees..

    Frank
  • jfernjfern Posts: 3
    Thanks for the input. The cd player is 6 cd and if it continues, then I will contact the dealer. I love being able to get feedback from you guys. I am glad to hear that the problem disappeared after a while.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    We all know that high octane gas only makes a difference in high compression engines. My question is if the XL-7 is considered high compression. It does after all have a 9.5:1 compression ratio. I also noted slightly better performance when using the highest octane available at gas pumps. Can anyone else confirm any of this??
  • trunks1trunks1 Posts: 13
    I was just at the dealerships today i spent the whole day looking at suv in 20,000-27,000 price range untill i was just about to settel on the kia sonda(however you spell it) and something told me to go look at and XL7 so i did drove it and liked it and they had 1.9% plus 2000 cash back so i decied what the hey and i got a fully loaded EX model(minus the 3rd row seat) for $441.34 month for 66 months 0 down. This truck is really nice ,sunroof ,leather, seatwarmers abd it's a nice peal color right of the show room floor what more can you ask for :)

    p.s I brought it from Wexford nissan,hundia,suzuki Pittsbugh PA
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    trunks1.
    I got my rig at country motors, rt 68 west.
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    congreats on yoru new XL7 You will se that it is a fantastic truck..

    Frank
  • lkrk11lkrk11 Posts: 15
    Anybody here know where the Anntena Cable it on an XL7. I recently purchased a 10 Disk CD changer and i am looking for the anntena cable plug into it. I am thinking it might be behind the glove box, any know for sure?? Thanks.
  • Hey everyone,

    Just picked up a 2004 XL7 EX-III 4X4. (Cosmic Blue)

    I love this SUV :)

    I figured I might as well get it with every option available, and let me tell you, the heated seats and mirrors are a blessing living here in New England. Leather seats when it's below 0 outside are horrible.

    Just wanted to share a story with you.

    We live in a somewhat rural area of New Hampshire. There a lot of trails and off-road areas in which people bring thier ATV's and SUV's.

    As I was driving home on Saturday, I noticed a crowd of people standing off the side of the road. When I looked closer, I noticed a bunch of SUV's covered in mud off on the trails. What caught my eye was the fact that one was attempting to pull the other out of a mud pit.

    I pulled over and noticed that the car stuck in the mud pit was a Nissan Xterra (2003?) and a brand new Jeep Liberty 4X4 was attempting to pull it out.

    After watching for about 5 minutes, the Liberty managed to sink itself into the mud while trying to tow out the Xterra.

    I offered to help while someone went off to go try to find a winch.

    We hooked up the tow straps and I put it into 4WD-low. Not 15 seconds later the jeep was pulled out. Backed it up and (with a little more effort) pulled out the Xterra.

    I'm very suprised by the performance and capabilities of this vehicle. I expected it to be more of a "slightly-off-road) vehicle.

    While the engine could have a little more power, the 5spd auto really seems to help make that 185 HP seem more like 250. Drop it into 4WD-L and it feels like you could pull pretty much anything.

    The back seats are cramped (really only for kids) and I wish they'd take a queue from dodge and allow the seats to flip/fold into the floor, but even with them just folding down you do get a rather impressive amount of cargo space.

    Overall, I'm very impressed by the vehicle. A few minor querks (sp) here and there, but definately the best I've owned as of yet.

    I definately recommend this vehicle!
  • parideparide Posts: 52
    ...on your new XL-7. I have a 2002 with 32000 miles on the odometer, and have been extremely pleased with it over my two years of ownership. I've also found a few minor annoyances (is the factory still using those Bridgestone Duelers - mine were shot at 22k miles) but overall, it's been a great vehicle. You'll really appreciate the XL-7 in those New England snow storms.
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    you will find this rig to be a sturdy dependable vehicle!
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Congratulations on the new XL7! I have a 2003 XL7 Limited 4X4 fully-loaded with 20K (yes, my family drives around a lot) and we could never have been happier. It's a great SUV and you'll definitely be happy with your choice! Cheers!
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    I've seen this on a couple of forum sites, but Suzuki's OEM stereo manufacturer Clarion may put one of their NAV systems into the 05 XL7 as an option. I don't know how true this is, but it would be a great thing!

    Another thing I heard is that the XL7 may get OnStar. The Generation IV OnStar buttons would be placed to the left of the hazard lights button, in the currently unoccupied space. Again, I don't know how true this is.
  • jmjjmj Posts: 1
    Has anyone had any neck problems with the Suzuki Xl7? The seats are very uncomfortable and I have had serious neck problems including hunchback.
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