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Suzuki XL-7, Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
Apr 24, 2005 (8:31 am)
I have a 2003 XL-7 and blew out a tire. My spare has a locking lug that uses the XL-7 key to secure the spare. Has anyone heard of this or know a manufacturer that does this? The reason I ask is because the genius from AAA that unlocked it, lost the cylinder that actually does the locking, and now I have no way to secure my spare tire. It just sits in the cargo area.
I bought it used from a Subaru dealership and they have no idea about it. The local Suzuki dealership also says that they have not heard of this and that it must be aftermarket. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
#1169 of 1355 A great purchase
Apr 24, 2005 (4:39 pm)
I Purchased a 2002 Suzuki XL7 Limited edition six months ago, and I cannot be any more happier with it. I fell in love with it the first moment I saw it, it was gorgeous and fully equipped, and I also loved the price that the Suzuki dealer was offering me for it ($12,900), so I bought it instantly. I knew I could not find an suv at this price with all these fancy features. I would recommend it to anybody looking for an economic, reliable and very nice SUV.
#1170 of 1355 Re: spare tire lock [suzukigrl]
Apr 25, 2005 (3:05 am)
This is a Suzuki part as mentioned in the handbook, so the Suzuki Dealer must be able to get it. Check the handbook and take it into the dealer.
#1171 of 1355 Re: spare tire lock [suzukigrl]
Apr 25, 2005 (7:17 am)
INSIST that AAA solve this problem for you. Let AAA know that you can and will switch to Better World Club if AAA's practice is to create more automotive problems for you rather than to provide the assistance for which YOU are paying.
#1172 of 1355 Re: Anti Lock Brakes [offham]
Apr 25, 2005 (9:41 am)
Look in your engine compartment on top of the driver's side wheel well. There should be a device that all of the brake lines feed in and out of. This is the ABS control unit. The ABS system usually rumbles for about a half second or so a little while after the vehicle is in motion while performing a self check. You may have a blown ABS light. It should come on when you start the engine for a few seconds.
#1173 of 1355 Re: Anti Lock Brakes [kc5yti]
Apr 25, 2005 (4:06 pm)
Thanks your info. I do not have the ABS and in engine compartment the brake master cylinder is attached to the power assist servo. I did check with Suzuki and advised the model by the VIN number is Plus and did not come with this feature, eventhough the fuse holder under the engine has a circuit breaker in the ABS position. Maybe there were all manufactured this way whether you had ABS or not. As advised just have the word BRAKE in red on the dashboard.
#1175 of 1355 Re: 4WD Problems [dep410]
May 01, 2005 (5:38 pm)
If you change the size of the size of the tire, does it change you Odomiter readings?
May 02, 2005 (3:01 pm)
xl- 7 very good car, you have to now how to care about.
#1177 of 1355 Cabin Air Filter
May 07, 2005 (9:01 am)
After digging around behind the glove compartment found the slot for these two cabin air filters.
Got them at NAPA part 4899 which costs 33.49 for two...This is about the cheapest I could find and the NAPA sales person thought there was only one per box.
As info Suzuki also make a carbon impregnated one, approximately $45 each.