Suzuki Samurai/Sidekick/Tracker 1986-1998 Repair Guide

Fuses

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REPLACEMENT



Samurai Models

See Figures 1 through 4

On Samurai models, the fuse box is located under the driver's side of the instrument panel.

To replace a blown fuse, perform the following:


WARNING
Always disconnect the negative battery cable before removing or servicing the fuses, relays or fusible links. Otherwise component damage may result.



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Fig. Fig. 1: To access the fuses, remove the cover from the fuse box



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Fig. Fig. 2: Layout of the fuse box used with Samurai models



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Fig. Fig. 3: You can either remove the fuse by hand, or you can use a fuse removal tool to pull the fuse out of the panel

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cover from the fuse box.
  4.  
  5. Using your fingers or a fuse removal tool, pull the bad fuse out of the electrical terminals in the fuse block.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: If the small connective wire in the fuse is broken, the fuse is bad and must be replaced with a fuse of the SAME amp rating

To install:

WARNING
Always be sure of the fuse rating of the fuse you are replacing. Component damage or perhaps a car fire may be result of install an improper fuse. Refer to your owner's guide for the proper fuse ratings, or look at the fuse you are removing.

  1. Insert a new fuse into the fuse block. Ensure that it is fully seated between the electrical terminals.
  2.  
  3. Install the fuse box cover.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable. If the fuse blows again, there is a problem somewhere in your vehicle's wiring. Have the wiring harness inspected or inspect it yourself for problems.
  6.  

Sidekick, Tracker, Sidekick Sport and X-90 Models

See Figures 5 through 8

The Sidekick, Tracker, Sidekick Sport and X-90 models, use three types of fuses:



Main fuse-The main fuse takes current directly from the battery. If your vehicle is equipped with A/C, the main fuse is actually a fusible link located at the battery positive terminal.
 
Primary fuse-The primary fuses are situated in the circuit between the main fuse and the individual fuses, mounted in the fuse panel. The primary fuses are used to protect electrical load groups in the vehicle wiring system.
 



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Fig. Fig. 5: To remove a fuse, first disconnect the negative battery cable, then separate the cover from the fuse box



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Fig. Fig. 6: Pull the defective fuse out from between the metal terminals



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Fig. Fig. 7: To access the main or primary fuses, remove the cover lid from the housing



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Fig. Fig. 8: Remove a fuse by pulling it straight up and out of the housing



Individual fuses-The individual fuses are designed to protect individual electrical circuits.
 

The main fuse and primary fuses are located in the engine compartment. If the main fuse blows, no electrical component will function. If a primary fuse blows, no electrical component in the corresponding load group will function. When replacing the main fuse or a primary fuse, the manufacturer states that a genuine Suzuki fuse must be used.

To replace a blown fuse, perform the following:


WARNING
Always disconnect the negative battery cable before removing or servicing the fuses, relays or fusible links. Otherwise component damage may result.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. If applicable, remove the cover from the fuse box.
  4.  
  5. Using your fingers or a fuse removal tool, pull the bad fuse out of the electrical terminals in the fuse block.
  6.  

To install:

WARNING
Always be sure of the fuse rating of the fuse you are replacing. Component damage or perhaps a car fire may be result of install an improper fuse. Refer to your owner's guide for the proper fuse ratings, or look at the fuse you are removing.

  1. Insert a new fuse into the fuse block. Ensure that it is fully seated between the electrical terminals.
  2.  
  3. If necessary, install the fuse box cover.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable. If the fuse blows again, there is a problem somewhere in your vehicle's wiring. Have the wiring harness inspected or inspect it yourself for problems.
  6.  

 
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