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  • gibson
    gibson - 2000 Saturn LS - Body & Interior - 12/19/2011
    How to access window switches
    • Jimm
      12/19/2011 Jimm
      The window switches are located in the door panels. Need to remove the door panels to access. First, remove the door handles. Next remove any screws upper and lower that may hold the door panel in place. Remove the door panels - usually starting from the bottom edge - use patience and light touch to pry the push pins loose - one at a time.
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    • jlofwash
      12/19/2011 jlofwash
      defective muti-function switch in the steering column, becareful of the air bag......................
    ROBERT - 2008 Saturn Astra - Body & Interior - 12/19/2011
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  • barky1
    barky1 - 2004 Saturn Ion-2 - Body & Interior - 12/9/2011
    Wiper linkage slips on wiper output shaft
    0 answer
  • cwaldre
    cwaldre - 1994 Saturn SL2 - Body & Interior - 11/25/2011
    Where is the Passive Restriant Control Module (PRCM) located.
    My passenger side seat belt moves slow and want lock.
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/25/2011 HouseCallAuto

      1. Locate the Passive Restraint Control Module (PRCM) under the removable console cover under the park brake lever.

      2. Tap test the PRCM.

      3. If the tracks respond, the PRCM is defective.

      4. Check for soda spilled on the module connectors.
  • rbs316
    rbs316 - 2007 Saturn Outlook - Body & Interior - 11/24/2011
    Head light wont stay on for very long goes on and off
    left head light goes off . have to turn switch off and on to keep it on.
    • Spoon Sports
      11/24/2011 Spoon Sports
      My take on it is a headlight relay problem, Open the hood and locate the relay panel box. Unfasten the panel box and look on its underside for the relay diagram. You may need to use a screwdriver to open the panel, but in most models, it just pops off. However, don't use too much force, because it's plastic and can break.
  • katcan
    katcan - 2002 Saturn L100 - Body & Interior - 11/11/2011
    My a/c cold air stopped working. I took it to my mechanic, and he found a/ clutch fuse blown. He tried 2 more and they
    blew up. I took it to another mechanic, and without really checking, he suggested it might be the a/c clutch. The other mechanic said it was probably a wire or something of that nature. I don't want to be taken advantage of, so please help!
    • jdl
      11/11/2011 jdl
      Unplug the compressor clutch, see if still blows the fuse? Then, if it still blows the fuse, I think it is in the wiring. If the fuse doesn't blow with the compressor/clutch disconnected, then I suspect the clutch. I haven't looked at your wiring, yet.
      11/11/2011 katcan
      thanks jdl, that signs like a smart thing to do. The first mechanic said he didn;t have equipment to test and to take it someplace else, and then bring it back to him. Sounds a little lazy, don;t you think?
    • jdl
      11/11/2011 jdl
      I need to add, there is an ac diode on that compressor circuit. If that diode is bad, it will let voltage go straight to ground. Be sure and ckeck or replace that diode.
      11/11/2011 katcan
      thanks jdl, i have printed your answers and will take to my mechanic. thanks again, kathy
  • Richard
    Richard - 2007 Saturn Ion - Body & Interior - 11/4/2011
    RADIO INOP in 07 Saturn Ion
    I drove the car home one night and the radio worked fine. 2 days later when I drove the car again, the radio would not work. The readout for the radio is blank except for an icon that looks a little like a phone handset. (the icon is on all the time even when the ...
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  • kim
    kim - 1993 Saturn SC1 - Body & Interior - 10/22/2011
    Shutters on headlights wont shut
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  • Marty
    Marty - 2001 Saturn L300 - Body & Interior - 10/17/2011
    The speedometer/odometer are not working at all. Is this unit cable driven or is there a sender unit (or wire) bad?
    2001 Saturn L300 purchased used. Some animal had chewed a couple wired and gas filler tube which I repaired, but the speedometer doesn't work. Is there a wire I need to look for broken, or a sender unit defective? Former owner said that the speedometer was working ...
    • Spoon Sports
      10/17/2011 Spoon Sports
      Its a sensor type. The speed sensor is found on the right side of the transmission, which is the passenger side. The sensor is a plug-type component with an electrical connector sticking out from it.
      Unplug the electrical connector from the sensor. Squeeze the sides of the connector and pull straight off. You can now remove the sensor from the transmission. Twist the sensor counterclockwise using a wrench. This will loosen and remove the sensor. Once the sensor is loose enough; pull the sensor from the transmission. Discard the faulty sensor.
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/17/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Plug in a code reader and see if any fault codes are stored. This step is not optional. Repost with the codes or if there are no codes there state that on the repost. is the check engine light on at all and does the vehicle seem to operate normally? If it has no engine service light on and the transmission seems to be shifting normally then your cause is almost certain to be a bad instrument panel cluster or a bad Body Control Module. Need data to narrow it down between the two. Another way to find out a lot of info quickly is to have a mechanic that has a full function scan tool hook up to the car and drive it. If it registers the mph on the scanner while driving then it is likely to be a bad IPC.
  • bob
    bob - 1998 Saturn SW2 - Body & Interior - 10/13/2011
    Back up lights not lighting ?
    Back up lights not lighting up is it fuse or a switch ?
    • Spoon Sports
      10/13/2011 Spoon Sports
      normally when this happens it is down to the switch ( reversing) fitted to gearbox. not a huge job but much easier for a garage to fix unless you can get under easily ( and safely) and have enough DIY mechanics skills for the job.
  • Stephen Hawthorne
    Stephen Hawthorne - 2006 Saturn Ion-3 - Body & Interior - 10/6/2011 recently noticed a thumping noise coming from behind the heater/AC control area. It stops when recirc. button is on
    41,000 miles. Occurs intermittently, more often than not. Depressing the air recirculation button stops the thumping. When the air recirculation button is off the thumping returns, sometimes immediately, somtimes a short time later. No check engine light or other ...
    • john
      10/6/2011 john
      There is a vacuum controlled flap for switching from outside to recirculate. If the vacuum motor or the hose fails, it will thump or make noise.
  • eli2183
    eli2183 - 2000 Saturn LS2 - Body & Interior - 10/6/2011
    Why are my high beams staying on?
    My high beams are turned on using the same lever as my turn signals and lately when I use my turn signal it switches on my high beams even though when it is working properly you push in/out to turn the high beams on and off. Then I cant get the high beams to turn ...
    • Spoon Sports
      6/24/2011 Spoon Sports
      Upon reading the question my first impression was a faulty relay (Stuck) but now that you have included the stalk in the mix (Signal Lights) it has led me to believe that the combination switch needs replacing. Of course to be safe, swap out the headlight relay with another one and check if the problem persists.
      Spoon Sports
      6/24/2011 eli2183
      thanks for your help!
    • Tony
      9/14/2011 Tony
      I am having the same problem. Which fixed it - the relay or the switch? Thx.
      9/14/2011 eli2183
      the combination switch needed to be replaced
      9/15/2011 Tony
      Super. Thanks for your help :)
    • Spoon Sports
      10/6/2011 Spoon Sports
      Tony, swap out the relays to find out
      Spoon Sports
      11/7/2011 Tony
      It proved to be the combo switch. Very easy to replace and only cost $75.
  • JNygren
    JNygren - 2000 Saturn LS2 - Body & Interior - 10/5/2011
    How do I access the license plate light on a 2000 How do you replace the license plate bulbs on a 2000 Saturn LS2?
    How do you get access to these bulbs to replace them?
    • yboy82
      10/5/2011 yboy82
      You should inspect the area around the bulb, if there is a clear panel or trim panel around or blocking access to the bulb, try to pop it free. But some paneling may be held in with plastic clips while other parts may be secured with bolts or screws. Use a socket wrench or a screwdriver to remove parts until you can access the bulb.

      10/6/2011 JNygren
      I appreciate the reply. I found the answer to my question in the owner's manual. (Who would have guessed?) The bulb, and socket are accessed from the inside of the trunk lid.