Esteem GLX Wagon Plus L4-1.8L (1999)
Keyless Entry Transmitter Battery: Customer Interest
Keyless Remote Transmitter - Prematurely Dead Batteries
TSB No. TS 08-04 02250
Section Title: Body Elect.
DEAD BATTERIES IN KEYLESS ENTRY REMOTE "FOBS"
1998 AND LATER
Battery goes dead prematurely in the Keyless Entry Remote "FOB" with White Suzuki letters.
Zener (Unidirectional-breakdown) diode leaks; rapidly draining the new replacement battery.
1) Replace Keyless Entry Remote "FOB" and reprogram system or 2) Replace the battery as outlined in this bulletin.
AFFECTED PART IDENTIFICATION:
There are three different key fob remotes used with the Suzuki alarm/auto door lock system. The ONLY key fob that requires replacement is the fob with
white lettering and a RED Zener diode inside. All other key fobs require battery replacement only if necessary. For 12 month/12,000 mile battery
warranty information, see Warranty Bulletin SW-02, 02250.
Picture to the right shows the two types of outer housing used for the remotes. ONLY the cases with the WHITE letters MAY be affected. To
determine exactly which key fob has the defective Zener diode, the key fob case must be opened.
For all instances of dead batteries in fobs with BLACK raised letters, replace the battery only. Use a No. 23A, 12 volt battery (P/N