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Introduction

The Suzuki Jimny name has been used across a number of different vehicle types since the mid-1970's. This website and the information it contains are for the models from 1998 onwards, these are the models that first adopted the Jimny name within the European market and is therefore the model that is often generally called the "Jimny".

During that time, there have been several smaller and larger revisions of the vehicle, as well as different editions for different world markets. The most notable example of market differentiation are Japanese Domestic Models (JDM) versus international models. JDM models conform to the small car "KAI" standard and are even smaller and "tinier".

This page deals mostly with the international edition (known in Japan as "Jimny Wide") and coded as JB33, JB43 and JB53 in the VIN number . See the wiki article Jimny history for more information.

Note Icon.pngAnother good source of information on the history of the Jimny is Generic world Wikipedia article on Jimnys.



The purpose of this page

Since Jimnys have been in production for almost 20 years, it is no surprise that there are many versions of user and service manuals for all the different vehicle editions and revisions through the last 20 years, navigating these variants can be complex. Therefore the purpose of this page is to help you identify the model you have and then find the reference numbers of user manuals and service manuals your specific model.

However, when you find reference numbers, it's up to you to find the actual documents (either electronic or printed form), as they are most probably copyrighted. That is why you can not download them from here.

Spanner Icon.pngIf you are looking for a USER MANUAL (not Workshop/Service manual) then a quick link to the official manuals is Suzuki Owner Manuals


Spanner Icon.pngIf you are looking for a SERVICE/WORKSHOP manual, then two forms exist, paper/pdf and online database. Up to year 2007 manuals were paper/pdf based, since approx year 2007 manuals are only available from Suzuki through an online subscription for selected partners at Suzuki's European service portal web site.
Therefore, if your Jimny was made in cca. 2008 or later, you can either obtain the last available printed or PDF manual for type 6 (revision from 2006) (and hope that it does not differ much from your vehicle), or obtain access to Suzuki's online documentation database.


Note Icon.pngPaper / PDF editions of Suzuki Jimny service manuals are copyright protected - it is illegal to copy/distribute them without license.
That is why you will not find those documents themselves anywhere in the BigJimny web site - you will find only information about their names, vehicle applicability, etc.
A search through the vast spaces of the Internet (based on the provided names of those documents in this article) might bring you to places where you can download the PDF documents themselves.
You can also ask Suzuki to sell them to you.



The process of finding the correct document name for a certain Jimny is generally almost as complicated as deciphering a Russian computer code written reverse in Egyptian hieroglyphs with bad handwriting.

However, it has been deciphered, and presented in this page in a intuitively laid-out three step process. If you follow the steps, you should have no problems determining the names of the required documents.

The general process of determining the names of exactly matching Suzuki's documents for your Jimny are:

  1. Determine the VIN (chassis) code of your vehicle. It can be found in the engine compartment (somewhere below the front window), on top of the dashboard (visible through the windscreen) and engraved in the chassis rail behind one of the rear wheels (and on chassis rail in front of the drivers wheel on UK models at least),. You can also probably find it in your vehicle's documents when you registered it for road use, but reading the VIN from the vehicle itself is most reliable source.
  2. Based on your VIN, determine to which technical "type" number (factory revision) your vehicle belongs. This is the most complicated step. A range of VINs is presented for each type in a set of tables. You need to determine in which range your VIN fits. The ranges do not overlap - therefore there can be only one (or none) match!
  3. Based on the determined type number, see which document names are meant for that type. And read the related notes for each table!


Get ready and read on!


Basic vehicle components

  • All international vehicles have the same chassis, as well as the basic body contours.
  • Therefore, all have the same wheelbase and the number of doors.


  • Regarding body types, there are two editions:
    • A "closed cabin" body ("metal top", "tin top", "station wagon");
    • An "open cabin" body ("convertible", "cabriolet", "cabrio")


  • Cabriolets were made with vinyl "soft tops" as standard.
    • A plastic "hard top" (dealer supplied) to replace the soft vinyl top is available.
    • Some aftermarket providers also sell a "fastback" sloped top (both in soft vinyl and in hard plastic editions).


  • All Jimnys have part-time 4WD system where default is 2WD (RWD).
    • An exception - there was also a "2WD only" edition in some markets produced from 1998 to cca. 2001.
      • It has no 4WD system elements installed (no front prop shaft, no front differential, different front axle casing, no vacuum system, etc.)
      • It is quite rare today.
  • Gearbox is manual or automatic.
  • Seating is for 4 (passenger edition) or for 2 (van editions, rare).


Differences between factories

Jimnys are or were produced in several factories worldwide, not just in Japan. Some of those factories strictly adhered to genuine Suzuki specifications, while others had or have certain level of technical "autonomy". The most notable "autonomous" Jimny factories are/were in Brazil, Indonesia, India and Santana in Spain. The first three countries in particular built models only available within their country.

Technical autonomy means that not all mechanical, body or electrical parts of the vehicle are the same as in the genuine Japanese model. A notable example are Jimnys made by Santana - many of them contain CV joints, anti roll bar bushes, some brake components etc. which are specific to that factory. Santana made Jimnys primarily for the European market, until 2011 when they went bankrupt. Therefore, you can find both Japanese-made and Spanish-made Jimnys in Europe. They are visually identical.

So how do you determine where the vehicle was made?

It used to be generally presumed that all cabrio Jimnys and all diesel (DDiS) Jimnys were made by Santana, as well as many petrol "closed top" Jimnys. However, at least 10 DDiS Jimnys which were made in Japan were encountered and confirmed throughout continental Europe, and they were sold by local official Suzuki dealers.


The only certain way to determine vehicle's birthplace is by its VIN code.

  • If the first three characters of Jimny's VIN code are "JSA", then it was made in Japan by Suzuki.
  • If the first three characters of Jimny's VIN code are "VSE", then it was made in Spain by Santana.
  • If the first three characters of Jimny's VIN code are "MA3", then it was made in India by Maruti.
  • As for the rest of the world, information is lacking (for example, VIN code of Brazilian-made Jimnys). International users are welcome to contribute the missing info.

Note Icon.pngSuzuki also has its own factory in Hungary for the European market. However, as far as it is known, that factory has never produced Jimnys. On the other hand, it appears that Suzuki's main European vehicle parts warehouse is located there as well.


Key model changes

Note Icon.pngNot all international markets had / have all the options or editions.


Overview of main changes
Start year End year Main distinctions
1998 cca. 2001 Petrol with G13BB engine (59 kW)
cca. 2001 cca. 2005 Petrol with M13A engine (62 kW)
Much finer cloth upholstery for seats
cca. 2003 cca. 2005 Diesel with K9K 700 engine (48 kW) - turbocharged, non-intercooled
cca. 2006 cca. 2011 Diesel with K9K 266 engine (63 kW) - turbocharged, intercooled
cca. 2005 2018 Front interior completely redesigned (dash board, instrument panel, controls, ventilation, steering wheel, seats, etc.)
Petrol with M13A VVT engine (63 kW)
Lever operated transfer box replaced with button operated (electro-mechanically shifting) transfer box
cca. 2006 cca. 2012 1st gen front bumper replaced with a much deeper 2nd gen front bumper
cca. 2012 2018 2nd gen front bumper replaced with a slightly shallower 3rd gen front bumper
Front hood redesigned to have separate grilles from the bonnet with more "aggressive" look
Added a fake power bulge on the bonnet (different to the DDiS fake power bulge)
Additional side impact reinforcements in side doors
Seat head rests changed - not hollow anymore and rear seat head rests can be completely lowered like they aren't there
ISOFIX child seat anchors added to rear seats
Rear seat bench and rear seat belt buckles changed - now the buckles can be tucked in a big hole in the bench when not used
2014 2018 Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control (TC) systems added as an option, or even as mandatory in some markets (European Union, others?)
More on Jimny's ESC and TC systems can be read in this wiki article.
New steering wheel design
New instrument panel design
Tyre pressure monitoring system added as mandatory in some markets (European Union, others?)
Gear shift indicator in the instrument panel added as mandatory in some markets (European Union, others?)

Key models

Suzuki has several ways to generally differentiate Jimnys.

You may encounter these technical model names when browsing through aftermarket parts databases (for example: Febi Bilstein's parts database) or catalogues of vehicle fluids (for example, Castrol's oil catalogue). Therefore, these models are mentioned here for that purpose.

On the other hand, these model names can not be used to determine the matching manual/document name for a particular vehicle. In order to determine that, you need to determine to which factory "type" your VIN belongs, and then obtain the appropriate documents for that type, according to the tables below.

Differentiation 1

  • SN413 is the petrol edition (with any petrol engine) 3rd Generation Jimny
  • SN415 is the diesel edition (with any diesel engine) 3rd Generation Jimny
  • A6G415 is the petrol edition (with K15B petrol engine) 4th Generation Jimny

Differentiation 2

  • JB23 are Japanese market KAI models. Some of these are grey imported to the UK
  • JB33 are early petrol Jimnys with G13BB engine. They have "33" in 7th and 8th VIN code positions.
  • JB43 are later petrol Jimnys with M13 engine (either with or without VVT). They have "43" in 7th and 8th VIN code positions. The currently produced petrol Jimnys are still classified as JB43.
  • JB53 are diesel Jimnys with K9K engine (both early 48 kW non-intercooled and later 63 kw intercooled). They have "53" in 7th and 8th VIN code positions.
  • JB64 are Japanese market KEI model Generation 4 Jimnys with R06A 660cc engines
  • JB74 are Global market Generation 4 Jimnys with K15B engines

Factory types by VINs

Introduction

Suzuki made several smaller and larger revisions of Jimny through the long production life.
In order to discern their changes, they classified Jimnys in several "types".


A "type" is essentially a technical revision. Therefore, type 1 is the initial model. Type 2 is the first model revision, type 3 the second and so on.

Some revisions are non-visual, and it is very difficult for a normal human being to discern why Suzuki made some revisions (what has actually changed in between).

Also, types (revisions) encompass all vehicle editions (petrol with this or that engine, or diesel with this or that engine). In other words, a type (revision) affects any vehicle edition more or less equally.


All Suzuki's official documentation (user manuals, mechanical service manuals, electrical wiring manuals, etc.) are divided by these types. In other words, a particular manual is made for only one type (in most cases). Or in more other words, each type has its own set of manuals. But there are exceptions (explained further down below!).


Therefore, if you want to operate or service your vehicle per Suzuki's official documentation, you first need to determine to which "type" (technical revision) your Jimny belongs, and then find the exact Suzuki manuals for that type.


Jimny "types" by VIN ranges

  • The tables below contain Jimny VIN ranges divided by types. The purpose of the tables is to determine to which "type" your Jimny belongs, based on its VIN.
  • All the "type" tables below were compiled from official Suzuki documents, which were allegedly dated from Q2 2007.
  • Type 6 Jimny was the newest (and still in production) revision at the time when those source documents were made.
  • Therefore, the information about types 7 and newer is still rather scarce.
  • The first three VIN letters show the country of manufacture: JSA = Japan, VSE = Spain.
  • VSE Jimnys are unfortunately not included here yet, as proper informations about them are still to be found.


Note Icon.pngA "#" character in certain VIN codes designates that it is a "wildcard" character position which can be any number or letter.



Type 1

Table 01
TYPE 1 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJA33V00100001 any higher JSAFJA33V########
JSAFJB33V00100001 any higher JSAFJB33V0#######
JSAFJB33VW4100001 any higher JSAFJB33VW#######
JSAFJB33VX0100001 any higher JSAFJB33VX#######
JSAFJB33VY0100001 any higher JSAFJB33VY0######
JSAFJB33VY4100001 any higher JSAFJB33VY4######
JS3JB33V#14100001 any higher JS3JB33V#1#######
JS3JB33V#X4100001 any higher JS3JB33V#X#######
JS3JB33V#Y4100001 any higher JS3JB33V#Y#######
JB33V-100001 any higher JB33V-######
JB33W-100001 any higher JB33W-######

Notes and known changes concerning type 1:

  • Type 1 is the initial (first) production model.
  • Essentially, all Jimnys with "33" in 7th and 8th VIN character positions belong to type 1. Code "33" means that they have G13BB engine.



Type 2

Table 02
TYPE 2 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJA43V00100001 JSAFJA43V00140000
JSAFJB43V00100001 JSAFJB43V00140000
JSAFJB43V10100001 any higher JSAFJB43V10######
JSAFJB43V14100001 any higher JSAFJB43V14######
JSAFJB43V20100001 any higher JSAFJB43V20######
JSAFJB43V24100001 any higher JSAFJB43V24######
JSAFJB43VW0100001 any higher JSAFJB43VW#######
JS3JB43V#14100001 any higher JS3JB43V#14######
JS3JB43V#24100001 JS3JB43V#24140000
JB43W-100001 any higher JB43W-######

Notes and known changes concerning type 2:

  • Type 2 is the earliest type where vehicles with M13A petrol engine appear ("43" in 7th and 8th VIN character positions).
  • Although the table 02 does not contain any JSAFJB33# VIN range, there could also be vehicles with G13BB engine in type 2.
  • Basis for suspicion on the presence of G13BB engines - service manual for type 2 clearly mentions servicing information both for G13BB and M13A engine (service manuals for type 3 and later don't mention G13BB at all, only M13A).



Type 3

Table 03
TYPE 3 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJA43V00140001 JSAFJA43V00160000
JSAFJB43V00140001 JSAFJB43V00160000
JSAFJB43V20140001 any higher JSAFJB43V20######
JSAFJB43V24140001 any higher JSAFJB43V24######
JSAFJB43V30140001 JSAFJB43V30160000
JSAFJB43V34140001 JSAFJB43V34160000
JS3JB43V#24140001 any higher JS3JB43V#2#######
JS3JB43V#34140001 JS3JB43V#34160000

Notes and known changes concerning type 3:

  • Changes in type 3 are currently unknown. Contribute information if you know something!



Type 4

Table 04
TYPE 4 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJA43V00160001 any higher JSAFJA43V########
JSAFJB43V00160001 JSAFJB43V00200000
JSAFJB43V30160001 any higher JSAFJB43V30######
JSAFJB43V34160001 JSAFJB43V34200000
JSAFJB43V40160001 any higher JSAFJB43V4#######
JSAFJB43V50160001 any higher JSAFJB43V5#######
JS3JB43V#34160001 JS3JB43V#34200000
JS3JB43V#44160001 any higher JS3JB43V#4#######
JS3JB43V#54160001 JS3JB43V#54200000
JSAFJB53V00100001 JSAFJB53V00200000

Notes and known changes concerning type 4:

  • Type 4 is the earliest type where a diesel (DDiS) edition appears ("53" in 7th and 8th VIN character positions).
  • Type 4 DDiS vehicles use older 48 kW non-intercooled K9K engine.
  • Type 4 is the last type which uses manually shifted transfer box and old style (1st design) interior (dashboard, instrument panel, steering wheel, seats etc.).



Type 5

Table 05
TYPE 5 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJB43V00200001 JSAFJB43V00300000
JSAFJB43V60200001 JSAFJB43V60300000
JSAFJB43V34200001 any higher JSAFJB43V3#######
JS3JB43V#34200001 any higher JS3JB43V#3#######
JS3JB43V#54200001 any higher JS3JB43V#5#######
JS3JB43V#64200001 JS3JB43V#64300000
JSAFJB53V00200001 JSAFJB53V00300000

Notes and known changes concerning type 5:

  • Type 5 is the earliest type which uses electrically ("push-button") shifted transfer box and new style (2nd design) interior (dashboard, instrument panel, steering wheel, seats etc.).
  • Type 5 still uses 1st generation front bumper.
  • Type 5 had a relatively short production time span, approximately only during the second half of 2005.
  • Type 5 DDiS Jimnys still use older 48 kW non-intercooled K9K engine.
  • There are definitely some "Type 5" style Jimnys with VVT engine (1st Gen bumper, new interior) [1] in the UK. The one we can confirm exists is a Spanish built soft-top which is very late registered (2006) so must have been old stock.


Type 6

Table 06
TYPE 6 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJB43V00300001 unknown
JSAFJB43V60300001 unknown
JSAFJB43V64300001 unknown
JSAFJB43V70300001 unknown
JS3JB43V#64300001 unknown
JS3JB43V#74300001 unknown
JSAFJB53V00300001 unknown

Notes and known changes concerning type 6:

  • Front bumper changed from 1st to 2nd generation design.
  • For diesel (DDiS) Jimnys, the major change from type 5 to type 6 is the change of engine - from non-intercooled 48 kW K9K 700 to intercooled 63 kW K9K 266.
  • "VVT" M13A petrol engine was possibly introduced in type 5, but it was certainly used in type 6.
  • Table 06 (type 6) can be relied upon only in the "FROM VIN" column. All limits in the "TO VIN" column are currently unknown because type 6 was still the latest production type in the time when the source Suzuki documents were written in Q2 2007.



Type 7

Table 07
TYPE 7 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown

Notes and known changes concerning type 7:

  • Type 7 is the last type where DDiS (diesel) Jimnys were produced.
  • 4WD controller changed to enable (seemingly) direct shifting from 2WD to 4WD-L and vice versa. The actual technical process still is the same (through 4WD-H), just the sequence is automatic.



Type 8

Table 08
TYPE 8 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown

Notes and known changes concerning type 8:

  • Changes in type 8 are still unknown. Contribute information if you know something!



Type 9

Table 09
TYPE 9 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJB43V00560001 unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown

Notes and known changes concerning type 9:

  • Front bumper changed from 2nd to 3rd generation design.
  • New front hood (bonnet) and front grille design.
  • The front grille is separate from the bonnet and looks completely different than the old grille.
  • Bonnet has an integrated fake power bulge (different than the fake bulge on DDiS bonnets).
  • Additional side impact reinforcements in side doors.
  • New steering wheel design.
  • New seats.
  • Electronic stability control (ESC / ESP) function introduced as an optional feature (not verified that it exists at all in type 9!).
  • If ESC/ESP is fitted, it can be turned on/off by operating a switch located in the same switch cluster with the rear fog lamp switch and (if present) front fog lamps switch.



Type 10

Table 10
TYPE 10 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown

Notes and known changes concerning type 10:

  • New instrument panel design.
  • Electronic stability control (ESC / ESP) function introduced as a mandatory feature in certain countries.
  • ESP/ESC can be turned on/off by operating a switch located in the same switch cluster with the rear fog lamp switch and (if present) front fog lamps switch.



Type 11

Table 11
TYPE 11 - VIN RANGE
FROM VIN TO VIN
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
unknown unknown

Notes and known changes concerning type 11:

  • Nothing is known about it, except that it exists.



Types by approximate years

Table 12
TYPES BY APPROXIMATE YEAR SPAN
TYPE NUMBER START OF PRODUCTION
1 1999 Q1
2 2001 Q2
3 2003 Q4
4 ?2004?
5 2005 Q2
6 2006 Q1
7 2008 Q?
8 2010 Q?
9 2012 Q?
10 2014?
11 2016?

  • Table 12 gives rough guidelines in which time period a certain type was in production.
  • The data in table 12 was compiled from official production dates of owner's manuals for each type. It can only be presumed that a manual was created at an approximate time when its corresponding type (vehicle revision) was put into production.
  • It is also presumed that the end-of-production time of a certain type is the same as the start-of-production time of a succeeding type. However, it is possible that certain types overlapped (were produced at the same time). Who knows!
  • Table 12 includes only Japanes-made Jimnys ("JSA" in first three VIN character positions). Information on Spanish-made Jimnys ("VSE" in first three VIN character positions) is still unknown!



Official Suzuki manual (document) names by type

The table

After you have hopefully determined to which type your VIN belongs, you can determine which set of manuals is meant for your vehicle.

Most manuals are meant only for one type. However, some manuals "cover" more than one type. All that is deductible from the data in table 13.


Here is the most important table of Jimny manuals with correlation to types:


Table 13
MANUALS BY TYPES
Type
number
Owner's
manual
Service
manual
Supplementary
service manual
Wiring diagram
manual
1 99011-81A20-012 99500-81A02-01E Does not exist 99512-81A00-015
2 99011-81A21-012 99500-81A02-01E 99501-81A00-01E 99512-81A30-015
3 99011-81A22-012 99500-81A10-01E Does not exist 99512-81A30-015
4 99011-81A23-01E 99500-81A10-01E
  • Does not exist for petrol
  • 99501-84A00-01E for diesel
99512-81A30-015
5 99011-81A24-01E 99500-81A10-01E
  • 99501-84A00-01E
  • 99501-81A10-01E
99512-81A40-015
6
  • 99011-81A25-01E
  • 99011-81A26-01E
  • 99011-81A27-01E
  • 99011-81A28-01E
  • 99011-81A2A-01E

see subchapter below

99500-81A10-01E
  • 99501-84A00-01E
  • 99501-81A10-01E
  • 99501-81A20-01E
99512-81A50-015
7 99011-81A29-01E Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki
8
  • 99011-81A2B-01E
  • 99011-81A2C-01E

see subchapter below

Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki
9 99011-81A2D-01E Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki
10 ? Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki
11 ? Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki Online from Suzuki

Main notes

Absence of suppl. service manual

  • When a supplementary service manual does not exist for a certain type, that means that the "baseline" service manual "covers" all servicing information for that type (apart from the electrical/wiring of course).


Presence of suppl. service manual

  • When a supplementary service manual does exist for a certain type, that manual should be used primarily instead of the "baseline" service manual for that type.
  • If the needed information is not found in the supplementary service manual, only then should it be searched for in the "baseline" service manual for that type.


Presence of several suppl. service manuals

  • Some "types" have several supplementary service manuals, which are displayed in a list (for example, types 5 and 6).
  • In such cases, the last supplementary service manual in the list (lowest position in the list) should be used primarily.
    • If the needed information is not found in it, then a "previous" (next higher) supplementary service manual from the list should be consulted next.
      • The iteration repeats either until the needed information is found, or until the "baseline" service manual is reached, where the information should at last be present.
        • Complicated as flying a rocket, isn't it!?
        • There is something worse than deciphering hieroglyphs after all!
        • At least you can feel like Indiana Jones while hunting for the needed information from Suzuki manuals!
  • I bet that the wise idiot who designed this "incremental" documentation system (and saved the company some paper) is very proud of himself.


Letter code suffixes

  • Some manuals have a letter code suffix in their technical name (for example: Type 4 owner's manual is 99011-81A23-01E).
  • That suffix designates the language of the document (E = English, F = Français, G = Deutsch, S = Español).
    • Therefore, if you are seeking for a document edition written one of those other languages, replace the suffix letter "E" with the corresponding one (F, G or S).
  • If a document's technical name in table 13 does not have a letter suffix, that means that the document is written in multiple languages, so it has no separate language-specific editions.


  • There is one exception the the above mentioned rule about documents' language editions:
    • The French, German and Spanish editions of the document 99500-81A02-01E (type 1 and type 2 service manual) are 99500-81A00-01F|G|S respectively.
  • In other words, the English edition's naming is "out of rule", as the "base" name of the document is 99500-81A00-XXX.


Air conditioning manual

  • There also exists an "Air conditioning basic manual" which is generic to most Suzuki vehicles from 1990s and 2000s.
    • The technical name of the manual is 99520-02130.
  • When servicing the air conditioning system, that manual should be consulted only if the needed information is not found in your vehicle's supplementary or "baseline" service manual's chapter about the air conditioning system.

Additional notes for certain documents

Obsolescence of wiring manual 99512-81A20-015

  • Service manual 99500-81A10-01E contains a reference in its second page to wiring diagram manual 99512-81A20-015 as a directly related manual.
    • However, that wiring manual has been superseded (replaced) by the wiring manual 99512-81A30-015, which contains all the content from the older manual and some more.
  • Therefore, the older manual is not written in table 13, while the newer one is.


Obsolescence of wiring manual 99512-81A10-015

  • Supplementary service manual 99501-81A00-01E contains a reference in its third page to wiring diagram manual 99512-81A10-015 as a directly related manual.
    • However, that wiring manual has been superseded (replaced) by the wiring manual 99512-81A30-015, which contains all the content from the older manual and some more.
  • Therefore, the older manual is not written in the table 13, while the newer one is.


Documentation for type 7 and newer

  • You might have noticed in table 13 that the names of service documents for type 7 and newer are stated as "Online from Suzuki" in the table.
    • Reason: Starting with type 7, Suzuki stopped publishing service manuals for that and further Jimny revisions.
    • Instead, the servicing documentation is available from Suzuki exclusively through an online subscription for selected partners.
  • Therefore, if your Jimny is type 7 or newer (production year cca. 2008 and newer), you can either:
    1. Оbtain the last available printed or PDF manual for type 6 (revision from 2006) (and hope that it does not differ much from your vehicle);
    2. Оbtain access to Suzuki's online documentation database, somehow;
  • Suzuki's European online documentation database is located at Suzuki's European service portal web site.
    • All official service documentation for Jimnys (any production year) is available there (for a subscription).
  • It is not known if Suzuki's European online documentation database also contains documentation for Spanish-made (Santana) Jimnys.

Multiple owner's manuals for type 6 and 8

  • As evident from table 13, type 6 and 8 have multiple owner's manuals.
    • The reason is that, for types 6 and 8, there were some revisions even within a single technical type.
      • Therefore, Suzuki had to change owner's manuals in the middle of a certain type production.
    • Apparently they did that several times for type 6.


  • It appears that most of those inner-type revisions in types 6 and 8 were minor.
    • Most changes deal with inclusion or changes of some regulatory certificates and other paperwork for certain countries.
    • This mostly affected things like:
      • air bag system;
      • ABS system;
      • seat belts;
      • child restraint seats and anchors;
      • wireless (keyless) door locking system;
      • engine immobilizer, etc.;
    • Some technical details in those systems might have changed as well to satisfy the changing regulations.
  • Remember, later half of 2000s was the time when many countries in the developed world started to intensively regulate many safety and usability affairs regarding vehicles and communication systems in general.


  • So, if your vehicle is type 6 or 8, only one of those multiple owner's manuals is for you.
  • Now, how to determine which one?
    • The tables below contains VIN ranges for each of those multiple owner's manuals.


Table 13
VIN RANGES FOR TYPE 6
OWNER'S MANUAL 99011-81A25
FROM VIN TO VIN
Start of Type 6 JSAFJB43V00326734
Start of Type 6 JSAFJB43V80300001
Start of Type 6 JS3JB43V#64300999
Start of Type 6 JS3JB43V#74302038
Start of Type 6 JS3JB43V#84300001
Start of Type 6 JSAFJB53V00313302

Table 14
VIN RANGES FOR TYPE 6
OWNER'S MANUAL 99011-81A26
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJB43V00326734 JSAFJB43V00329354
JSAFJB43V80300001 JSAFJB43V80300061
JS3JB43V#64300999 JS3JB43V#64301148
JS3JB43V#74302038 JS3JB43V#74302335
JS3JB43V#84300001 JS3JB43V#84300085
JSAFJB53V00313302 JSAFJB53V00315309


Table 15
VIN RANGES FOR TYPE 6
OWNER'S MANUAL 99011-81A27
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJB43V00329354 JSAFJB43V00340001
JSAFJB43V80300061 JSAFJB43V80340001
JS3JB43V#64301148 JS3JB43V#64301512
JS3JB43V#74302335 any higher JS3JB43V#7#######
JS3JB43V#84300085 JS3JB43V#84300944
JSAFJB53V00315309 JSAFJB53V00340001


Table 16
VIN RANGES FOR TYPE 6
OWNER'S MANUAL 99011-81A28
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJB43V00340001 JSAFJB43V00344139
JSAFJB43V80340001 JSAFJB43V80340131
JS3JB43V#64301512 JS3JB43V#64301799
JS3JB43V#84300944 JS3JB43V#84301682
JSAFJB53V00340001 JSAFJB53V00343059

Table 17
VIN RANGES FOR TYPE 6
OWNER'S MANUAL 99011-81A2A
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJB43V00344139 End of type 6
JSAFJB43V80340131 End of type 6
JS3JB43V#64301799 End of type 6
JS3JB43V#84301682 End of type 6
JSAFJB53V00343059 End of type 6


Table 18
VIN RANGES FOR TYPE 8
OWNER'S MANUAL 99011-81A2B
FROM VIN TO VIN
Start of type 8 JSAFJB43V00524710
Start of type 8 JSAFJB43VC4100001
Start of type 8 JS3JB43V#B4203125

Table 19
VIN RANGES FOR TYPE 8
OWNER'S MANUAL 99011-81A2C
FROM VIN TO VIN
JSAFJB43V00524710 End of type 8
JSAFJB43VC4100001 End of type 8
JS3JB43V#B4203125 End of type 8


Notes

  1. Dave Foister email regarding his vehicle 18/02/18



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