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One other thing to check is to see if one of the smaller turn signal bulbs are out. When any of the bulbs are out, the turn signal will blink faster. You may have one or more marker lights on the side of the car which function as a turn signal light. If out, this could be your problem.
Take the battery somewhere it can be tested. It probably is only holding what is called a "surface charge". One cell may be bad in which will not charge correctly. When left to sit, even a small drain can cause it to lose its charge. I will bet the battery is the root cause if your issue, especially since you say the alternator is putting out good juice.
The bulb modules could actually be bad, despite both filaments coming on in high beam mode. Pull the connector at each bulb, there will be three wires: tan, green and black. The black is ground, tan is low and green is high. Make sure there is power on the tan wire when the headlights are on and the high/low switch is set to low. If the tan wire is hot, ...
You're referring to recalls 07V452000 and 12V397000, right? If the recall has not expired, a dealer should perform the fix without charging you. The only way to know for sure is to contact a Suzuki Dealer or Suzuki and ask. The Dealer should be able to look the VIN up and give you a definitive answer as to whether the fix was applied to your vehicle. ...
There is a relay in the fuse box under the hood on the driver's side. On a 2004, it's #46 and labeled 'HDM Relay'. YMMV. You can swap it with a known good relay (same type from the box for something you know is working). #45 should be the same (on a 2004 at least) and should be the engine fan clutch. If the headlights work after the swap, swap them back ...
I just got this same car for my daughter. Same thing: power window button, but no separate button to lock/unlock the doors. However the doors will all sync to the drivers door, at least they're supposed to, using either the key from the outside or the toggle next to the door handle. In our particular case, all the doors will synch to lock, but they're ...
I would think the alternator is the culprit, You can take your car down to an Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilly, Autozone (or the like) where they will test it for free. They can also check your battery, which may be the culprit, but I doubt it. It sounds like the internal regulator is going out (or you might have lost one or more diodes) on the alternator. ...
My H.I.D. plug and play light upgrade cost me $350 (easy instal)and is superior in every way compared to usual factory fit.They don't run hot and as every car I have owned has adjusting screws on headlight surround meeting legal requirements should not be a problem. Makers of these kits usually advise starting engine before turning h/lights on
this is a design feature of some thermo fans as another contributor mentioned.If it really annoys you any auto sparky can install a manual override switch on your dash.I would advise using a switch incorporating an on/off light.I turn mine off on cold days to bring engine to operating temp. a.s.a.p.Sooner auto choke is off more fuel you save
Your description of connecting the two cars is correct. I want to emphasize making the last connection to the "bolt head" you mention. Any large piece of unpainted metal will do. The reason for this is to keep the resulting spark away from the battery. If they battery has been venting fumes, the spark can (although very unlikely) cause them to ignite and ...
If the bulbs are good, the fuses are good (both in the engine compartment and inside the vehicle, and the flasher is good (the clicking sound maker), then I would say the turn signal switch. However, to properly diagnosis that, you will want to get a wiring diagram. Other, less likely items would be a bad ground, bad wiring, or bad connection somewhere.
I've uninstalled the remote starter, and everything works fine now. I've narrowed it down to a faultly T-Harness that came with the starter. I guess some of the connections got loose or shorted out.
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