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Old 09-23-2017, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys

First post, and an embarrassing one.
Im the owner of a 2008 SX4 1.6 DDIS and had it for 3 weeks. Not knowing much about cars or this one in particular.
I went to a friend today to help me check a few things with the car.
While doing that we removed the battery. When we were done i was in a hurry and didnt look proper. Put the battery back, reversed, and it sparked when i put on the cables. Now car is dead. after i turned battery around its no spark, no power to anything, but battery itself still has power.
We believe its the main fuse that has gone.
BUT we can not find its location anywhere.
Ive look in the RW420.pdf and im not really finding its location from it. it just mention the fuse in many places.
Can anyone describe for me where to actually find it, and what type of fuse is it, where to get it?

Again, quite embarrassing as well as sad
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420 if for the gas 2litre engine. YOUrs would be 416?...diesel..I'll check....
Reversing the battery caused a large inrush reverse current through the alternator. NOrmally there is an inline fuse that will blow in that situation...theoretically saving the alternator...but maybe not....
Will come bacjk after a look to the shop manual for your model.
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Just off the side of the battery terminal. This photo is of the petrol version so not correct for yours but I couldn't find a good one of the diesel version.



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Thanks for replies.
I live in Ireland, Profile updated.
Will try and see if i can locate.

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I thought the diesel SX4 was 1.9L

Maybe the is both.
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Appears the is both, I didn't know that.

Looks like the diesel has an extra bolt on couple of fuses.

https://www.catalogs.ssg.asia/suzuki...01NjY3NQ%3D%3D
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Just off the side of the battery terminal. This photo is of the petrol version ...
yes, the top......and the bottom part is the diesel....140A fuse
I do not know if the 140A fuse (or any other in that block) can be changed individually..or if the whole block has to be changed . OF course....on can try to bypass...I'd do it but I'd disconnect the alternator for a first try....even with a new fuse block. If the alternator is shot, it would blow the new fuse anyway....

EDIT: ahh..just saw the picture Darrell....seems fuses a replaceable..GOOD..
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Thanks Guys

This will help a lot. Now just to see if i can find any of those fuses tomorrow, on a Sunday. Wife was looking to do a trip at the country side tomorrow and have already given me an earful of scolding. in the doghouse you could say.

But thanks for the welcome and great support guys.
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Have a nasty feeling only Suzuki supply this and you have to replace the whole block and it's expensive. Hope I'm wrong. I did see a post once where somebody bolted another separate fuse over the top, don't know how successful it was. I can't find used ones for the diesel either .
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If you are stuck, use a fuse-able link

Examples:
https://www.amazon.ca/Bussmann-BP-FL.../dp/B009WQPKVW or
Bussmann (BP/FLB-140-RP) 140 Amp Bolt-on Fusible Link with 13/16" Bolt Terminal | eBay

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