06-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
Problem with a modified vehicle is that only the person who did the work knows what was done - what you consider "accordingly" and what I consider "accordingly" may not be the same - on the other hand - if I were looking at an unmodified vehicle, I can grab a schematic and know what to expect.
The power path on an unmolested Samurai flows from the battery positive through a fusible link to the fuse panel for unswitched 12V or through the ignition switch and then to the fuse panel for the switched 12V - you have a loose or corroded connection, or possibly a defective switch - and yes that's what I said earlier.
Get a schematic - Ack's FAQ should have - and start at one end - measure the voltage and find out where the drop occurs (between where & where) and that will tell you where the problem lies - if it's the switched +12V - measure the voltage where it enters the switch and where it exits - if it's not within millivolts then the switch is the problem.
If the voltage is low going into the switch, the problem is between the battery & the switch - if the voltage is good going into the switch and coming out of the switch, the problem is between the switch and the fuse panel.
Get the idea?
Oh - if the wiring is not as on the schematic (meaning it's been modified or a Sidekick loom has been used) then those instructions will probably lead you up the gum tree.
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Last edited by fordem; 06-16-2012 at 08:36 PM.