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Suzuki Wagon Electrical Problems



  • Where on this car is it located and what does it look like?
  • tray72tray72 Posts: 2
    edited March 2010
    I have a 2003 Suzuki Aerio. I recently had a mechanic to change the starter because the car wouldn't start and I took it to Autozone who told me that it was probably the charging system. Well my mechanic put the new starter on and it ran fine for a week. All of the sudden yesterday I got in it to go to lunch and the dashboard started blinking on and off but the radio was still on and the car was still driving. I turned the car off and when I started it it cranked right up. Later that night it did the same thing and when I tried to start it it would not start. What could this be? Is there some sort of electrical problem like a safety switch issue or something?
  • carthellcarthell Posts: 130
    First, make sure that the battery terminals are securely connected to the battery cables. Earlier last year, I cleaned and sprayed lots of anti-corrosive on the terminals. Put the cables on as snugly as I could, and ran fine for 24 hours until I had to leave work. Turned the key: no cranking, no power, nothin'. Thought about if for a while, then used an insulated pair of pliers and a little brute force to push one of the cables fully on the terminal. Car fired up as usual.

    Howzabout the generator? Did you have it tested? If you had the battery tested after each failure, and it is outputting less than 10 volts, the generator might be the problem.
  • tray72tray72 Posts: 2
    I had the battery tested and it's really a fairly new battery too. It tested fine, there's no corrosion on it but I will have my friend to make sure the cables are fully on the terminal and I will ask him about the generator as well. Thanks.
  • I know this is an old post but I had this same trouble. The cable connecting to the battery frays something awful. If you re-twist it and cover it with silicone it will hold out. :)

    I had all the same problems.

    Right Side of the car, under the back right side window, under the carpet and plastic, you have a bunch of connectors there, one of them is a two connector pair.
    It was all brown instead of yellow, because of the heat of a faulty connection to the defroster, backup light, and all that.
    It gets pretty hot even when the connection is good.

    The ground is the black with silver spots cable.

    Reconnected them properly and it works perfectly now.

    Thanks for the hints people !!

  • digitalquesodigitalqueso Posts: 1
    edited December 2014
    My 98 wagon is giving me some issues in the head light department. The brights work fine and the dash indicator light comes on bright. The low beams are very dim, and the dash indicator for the brights is on dimly. When its normally off. The guy at the dealership said it was something in the light switch lever. I don't know though, I hope is something cheaper. Any other ideas? I literally just replaced my alternator a week ago. I don't think it dying is related to the headlight issues though. It was an old alternator that did it's job reliably for many miles. I was hoping replacing the alternator would fix the headlight issues but I'm not quite that lucky.
  • kai12kai12 Posts: 1
    edited May 2015
    Hi, need your help please :) 
    My wife has a Suzuki wagon R+ W reg, automatic, about 13000 mile on the clock.
    she left the boot ajar last night and drained the battery. :(. From the interior light being left on. Jump started it this morning fine however when we went to take it for a run we notice that none of the gauges are working, speedo, rev, fuel nor mileage. But when we turned the engine on, the start up lights work e.g. battery light, oil light etc. Clock and radio and exterior lights work. How can I fix this? Thanks :) 
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