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2008 Suzuki: to jump another vehicle..the cables the electrical box

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have a 2008 Suzuki XL7 I was about to jump another vehicle I took the cover off the battery the vehicle was already running before I could hook up the the cables the electrical box over the battery touched the battery cutting the engine off an now it does not turn over.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using justanswer.

Is there any power at all when the key is turned on? Do dash lights come on? If you turn on the headlights, will they come on?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The dash lights come and the lights come on when turn on but not when they are on auto when the key is turn on.
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the information. I would double check all of the fuses, then use a test light or voltmeter to verify that there is power at each of the fuses (with key on). If this checks out okay then the problem is most likely going to be a shorted BCM (body control module). The BCM controls starter engagement, operation of the automatic lighting system, and other automated features in the vehicle.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Where is it located
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 5 years ago.
The BCM is located behind the center of the dash.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Would you possibly know the replacement cost.
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 5 years ago.
The factory part number is(NNN) NNN-NNNN and lists for $628. You may be able to locate the part online cheaper. The labor time for replacement of this part is one hour. Most dealers charge around $100-120 per hour.
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