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#768 of 1223 Re: 2003 saturn ion trouble starting [saturntech9]
Oct 19, 2011 (2:43 am)
thanks for replying.......yea they had to change out the ignition lock and switch. they both showed up on the bcm. it has 191,000 miles on it. i have owned it since i bought it new in may 2003. i have to say minus this problem it has serviced me very well over the years and havent really spent any money on it till now. so far everything seems to be working fine( for now that is). i also have another question. when i turn the blower on for air,it does not come out fast anymore but, the a/c does get cold and i had it checked for freon and was told its fully charged but its not coming out fast enough. any ideas as to what it may be?? thanks for all your help already as i read your posts quite frequently. by the way, the guy at the gm dealership is a saturn tech that worked on it and said the main cause of my problem was the ignition switch and it had an aftermarket part in it. so for once it wasnt GM's fault. let me know what you think the cause of the blower not blowing fast enough out of the vents is. my email address is adam271976hotmail.com if you want to email me. thanks so much for your help! adam
#769 of 1223 Re: not turning on and then turing on 10 - 60 minutes later [pamela519]
Oct 19, 2011 (3:10 am)
The yellow light is above the gas gauge and it has a picture of a car with a lock in it..... that's the antitheft passlock symbol. when its solid for a couple seconds after you turn the key on then it goes off, then the car should start.
If it blinks continously, then the passlock has enabled and it will not start. At least that was the case with my car. So, i left it sit for a half hour, then went back out and it started. Try having a garage replace the ignition switch like saturntech said. It costs about $150. It will more then likely work fine and there is NO WAY it is the starter and/or BCM. They tried to get me with that crap too. The guy at the dealership here in Harrisburg,pa where i live, was nice enough to knock some money off the price because he felt bad about the car not running the way it should. Let me know how it turns out. Adam
#770 of 1223 Re: 2003 saturn ion trouble starting [adam271976]
Oct 19, 2011 (7:12 am)
So you no longer have anymore no start no crank issues?As far as the air flow from the blower motor go do all the blower motor speeds work?So the only issue is reduce air flow?If so you most likely have a plugged up cabin air filter check that and let me know what you find.Best thing to do is remove the cabin air filter and see if that fixes the problem.If it does then replace the cabin air filter.Let me know what you find.
#771 of 1223 Re: 2006 Saturn ion ignition switch [saturntech9]
Oct 19, 2011 (8:11 am)
Hey saturntech9, my girlfriend has a 2006 Saturn Ion RedLine that is having a problem starting on cold mornings and also when there is moisture or dew on the car. I would like to try your ignition switch replace. Could you send me instructions on how to replace that in her car? My email address is b_bargshotmail.com. Thank you so much! Please let me know if you can help. Do you have any other suggestions for repair?
#772 of 1223 Re: Pamela 519 [dweezil]
Oct 19, 2011 (7:49 pm)
Who the hell wants to steal a car that doesnt start half the time anyway.....you got to be a complete moron to steal a saturn/gm car anyway
#773 of 1223 Re: 2003 saturn ion trouble starting [saturntech9]
Oct 19, 2011 (7:54 pm)
Yes.....all blower motor speeds work...i will check the cabin filter...come to think of it, that hasnt been replaced in a while....
#774 of 1223 Re: 2003 saturn ion trouble starting [saturntech9]
Oct 20, 2011 (12:41 am)
I checked the cabin filter. It was black. Apparently i haven't replaced it in quite some time. So i took it out and turned on the blower and it came out real fast!! I wish i knew that was the problem during the summer when i roasted my ass off.....lol Anyways i went to walmart tonight and bought one for $30. I think the price for a filter is a little salty but it works great none the less. Also, when i asked the garage what was wrong with the air flow they told me my mode actuator switch was bad and that would be $300 or more to replace which i knew it had to be a bunch of crap so i didnt replace it. I just wish i knew you over the summer otherwise i wouldnt of sweat to death but anyways thank you so much for all of your help. You definately have saved me alot of money!! If i come across anything else i definately will ask you before taking it to a garage! Thanks again, Adam
#775 of 1223 Re: 2006 Saturn ion ignition switch [saturntech9]
Oct 20, 2011 (8:15 am)
Can you send me instruction on how to do this, and exactly what the part # is for the switch. I would very much appreciate it.
#776 of 1223 Re: 2006 Saturn ion ignition switch [debz2]
Oct 20, 2011 (7:26 pm)
I sure will if you give me your email address?
#777 of 1223 Re: 2003 saturn ion trouble starting [adam271976]
Oct 20, 2011 (7:28 pm)
Your welcome no problem.