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I have a 1988 Samurai that died on me on the far corner of the ranch. I had hit a large bump at a pretty good clip. It ran fine until I shut it off 10 min later.  Then it was completely dead. Rats are a problem as their favorite pastime is to chew wires and they must have had a blast. There is no power coming into the fuse box. I found a wiring diagram on the net and it shows a white/yellow wire that is fusable - where is the fuse? Hopefully it is that simple. Any other thoughts? I just need the engine to work, it has no doors, windshield or need for turn signals/lights etc.

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Fusible refers to a wire that is itself the fuse and melts if the current is excessive.  It's an Asian vehicle thing that domestic manufacturers are not fond of.
If necessary, run a temporary wire to see if that helps.
I live in the high Colorado mountains, and my Sammy is under a couple of feet of snow, so I can't go look at it to see if I can find it.
usually fusible links are located at the battery.
Get back to me again if the problem persists.

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Questions regarding the advisability of different kinds of modifications to Samurai/Sidekick/Tracker for various kinds of off-road usage. IF IT'S NOT A SAMURAI/SIDEKICK/TRACKER, I MAY ENTIRELY AT MY OPTION, MAKE A GENERALIZED STAB AT THE ANSWER, BUT WHEN YOU ASK NON-SAMURAI SORT OF STUFF, REMEMBER THAT i'M NO LONGER IN A FIELD I KNOW WELL, AND SOME OF MY RESPONSES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE OTHER THAN GENERAL INFO. The last Suzuki motorcycle I've had any experience with is a 1966 X-6, when I owned it in 1967.

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I've been a professional mechanic for over thirty five years, live in the center of the Rocky Mountains, and have been active in exploring the old mining/4wd roads for decades. I've specific experience with Samurai modification, because that's my personal vehicle.

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Thirty five years of advanced, intensive classes for experienced professionals only. Manufacturer seminars and training classes averaging four to six weeks per year. I'm now a professional heavy duty fleet mechanic, and no longer deal with issues such as MIL (check engine) lights, and electronics issues on late Suzukis such as Vitara.

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