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Suzuki Swift+: Scott, I just read a thread between you and

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Hi Scott, I just read a thread between you and a customer Manuel re: 2002 Suzuki: the radio/cd/cigarette lighter is not working.
I drive a 2008 Suzuki Swift+ and I am having the same issue. No power to my Radio ever. Cigarette lighter will only occasionally charge a device and the clock resets to 1:00 every time the car is restarted. A tech at at autoshop told me that I should buy a new Radio from future shop and have them install it but that doesn't address all of the issues and there is no guarantee that buying that part and paying labor will resolve the issue.
Can you help please?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here. This is due to a loose or corroded power or ground connection leading from the battery itself to the engine electronics including the engine block,body,starter or alternator and fuse panel power input feed connections.The cables need followed from the battery to where they run and connect to and clean any corroded connections as well as correct any loose or damaged connections to resolve this fault here.Loose or corroded power or ground connections cause this issue. If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service.You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.Thanks Pete