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  • 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
    0 answer
  • 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.
  • Cliff
    Cliff - 2001 Saturn SL2 - Body & Interior - 9/30/2011
    Electral milege indicator flashes
    when I turn on key the milege turns on showing milege, But it started flashing, plus the marker lights flash too.
  • Disgruntled
    Disgruntled - 2008 Saturn Aura - Body & Interior - 9/29/2011
    Right rear door does not unlock/lock with the key fob lock/unlock button
    Right rear door does not unlock/lock with the key fob lock/unlock button, nor with the lock/unlock button on the driver's door. Must roll down window and use unlock button on door. Most of the time the door locks when the car is put into drive, but not always. It is ...
    • dawn84
      9/29/2011 dawn84
      I had a problem with my driver side rear passenger door not opening when I bought a used Saturn. After reading the manual, I found that it was a child safety feature and I needed to open the door and use a screwdriver to turn the safety feature to unlock it. Look in your manual and see if your car is equipped with such child safety features.
  • John
    John - 2003 Saturn Vue - Body & Interior - 9/27/2011
    I need to get a cheap re-bar and a cheap silver liftgate, where's the best place to get them?
    Needs rebar, liftgate, bumper
    0 answer
  • Margaret
    Margaret - 2005 Saturn Ion-3 - Body & Interior - 9/19/2011
    Rear quarter panel door leaks during heavy rains
    On passenger side, water seems to get in from the top of the window frame and down the side of the door into the "pocket" where it collects.
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  • Stephen Hawthorne
    Stephen Hawthorne - 2006 Saturn Ion-3 - Body & Interior - 8/31/2011
    An intermittant thumping has developed under the dash.
    The thumping is usually corrected when the air recirculation button is activated. The thumping usually resumes sometime after the air recirculation button is deactivated. It's been occuring for six weeks. Vehicle has 41,000 miles. No lights or codes come on during ...
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  • gsc
    gsc - 1998 Saturn SL2 - Body & Interior - 8/22/2011
    What should I do if my DCL is not working and won't give a reading on what's wrong with my car?
    I just bought the car and the windows will not go down. I don't know if it's a fuse or somethingelse. Has anyone ever had problems with their windows on a Saturn? Could it be the tracks? How expensive would it be to get the windows fixed? Thanks, G. Clark
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/22/2011 HouseCallAuto
      In the instrument panel junction box check the BODY fuse (10 amp). If the fuse is open the code reader will not power up.

      I will assume that none of the power windows work?
    • Spoon Sports
      8/22/2011 Spoon Sports
      I believe you mean DLC. Are you inquring about the location of the connector? Or location/identification of the fuse that powers it? The connector is on the bottom edge of the dash, below about where your left knee is as you're driving. The fuse is one of the interior fuses (pull of the cover by the passenger side footwell). IIRC, it's the same fuse that powers the lighter. BODY or CHIME fuse, maybe? There's a rough guide on the inside of the cover, and a more complete guide in the owner's manual.

      Is there anything else not working? Lighter, interior light, chime, radio?

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