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#787 of 860 2000 SATURN SL-1 ELECTIRICAL PROBLEM 2 ??
Jan 09, 2007 (12:11 pm)
Ok here it is. I went out last night in the dark to see if I could see anything diffrent on the car. and this is what's up.
I connected a brand new battery and waited 15 min
I turned the key and nothing, no power to anything,no accessory, no dash lights, no lights nothing. in the dark when I turn the key. I do see a very faint light for the heater come on of a half of second then gets dim(this is so faint I cannot see in the day). the stereo clock LCD is on????
I pulled ever single fuse and check and reseated them. all is good. I pulled and reseated all the relays.
Can someone tell me what could cause a no power problem like this??? bad ignition switch???
#788 of 860 Re: 2000 SATURN SL-1 ELECTIRICAL PROBLEM 2 ?? [jbermudez]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 09, 2007 (4:45 pm)
Do you have headlights? If you don't, you have a battery cable problem I'd guess.
#789 of 860 Tail Light Access?
Jan 10, 2007 (11:05 am)
I have a '96 SL1 on which a brake light has just burned out, and I'm at a loss as to how to replace the bulb. There doesn't seem to be a way to get to the bulbs; inside, the trunk liner is a solid piece of plastic. Outside, there are no screws to remove the light cover. The only possibility appears to be a thin piece of rubber on the lip of the rear body (covered by the trunk lid when it's closed) that has two screw-like heads on it. Unfortunately, neither has a groove in it so it's hard to see whether these are meant to be removed.
Is it possible to remove and replace the bulbs, or is this deliberately designed to be a "Saturn-service only" procedure?
Many thanks for your advice.
#790 of 860 Saturn Hard Shift Problem
Jan 15, 2007 (7:30 am)
My son's car (1994 Saturn S, 4 cyl, 150k miles, 5 speed, maunal)has the same shift probem you mentioned in 2005. Did you find a solution?
#792 of 860 Wierd Electrical Grief
Jan 22, 2007 (5:18 am)
My 2001 L300 sedan has started having intermittent electrical issues. I had a new crank sensor put in 6 months ago (car stranded me twice, first). The headlights now flicker constantly in time with the engine speed, the door locks and interior light go dead when I shut the car off, and worst of all the headlights and instrument panel lights shut off when I open or shut the windows (when this happens the battery light comes on for a second, but only sometimes). Also seems to crank longer and harder when starting. All this started suddenly on Friday (at first I attributed it to the sudden cold snap, but it's gotten worse over the weekend). The battery is 1 yr old. I know from sad experience that when something begins to act funky on this car, disaster is coming soon. Any ideas? I appreciate any help. Thanks.