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#230 of 339 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue Electrical Problem [hillbillysupra]
Jan 13, 2012 (10:27 am)
Electrical Issues: Your problem the system is grounding thus kill all electrical activity. I had this issue for over a year and it was finally identified and repaired (no parts were required). The location of my grounding issue was on the driver side of the engine bay. Specifically, removing the driverside headlight you will see a squareish box (approx 1'1/2 x same) with wires going/coming to it. This box of wires feed the headlights and because everthing is interconnected it also affects everything else that is controlled by the BCM (body control module--the electral distrobution controler or brain). The tech cleaned the oxidation/reseated the wiring and oiled the area to minimise water buildup. All of this and a working car (for the last six months) only for the cost of two hours of labor. Prior to this solution techs (non-dealer) informed me that it was a bad BCM and battery. They could identify the problem was electrical but that was it. Hopes this helps.
#231 of 339 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue Electrical Problem [vinnie68]
Jan 13, 2012 (10:52 am)
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I'M GOING TO PRINT THIS AND TAKE IT TO THE GM DEALER.
#232 of 339 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue Electrical Problem [vinnie68]
Jan 26, 2012 (12:16 am)
in my case i can rule out any grounds i cleaned the ground behind the Lf headlight,the one behind rt headlight,the main body ground on the inner liner the grounds on the back of the head the ground by the starter, the ground on the interior fuse panel, the ground on the fuse panel bracket, the instrument panel ground left and right, the ground that bolts on the engine computer. i even removed the bracket that the engine computer bolts to and cleaned the surface where it meets the head. still stalling i even ran a ground from the battery cable directly to the engine computer. I removed every fuse box cleaned the terminals and applied gm dielectric grease,swapped the main relay and fuel pump relay still no change. i have had this P.O.S. stall on me multiple times 3 times i had to swerve off the road because i was pulling out into traffic and theft kicked in and it cut off two of these times it stalled in front of an 18 wheeler. sent the ecm off to be rebuilt they said check wiring from fuse box to ecm and from main relay to ecm. to rule out the wiring i ran 5 new wires to the ecm cut the old ones soldered and heat shrinked the new ones put ring terminals on the other end soldered them and hooked them directly to the battery with no change. i am out of ideas im out of patience, if it stalls on me in front of an 18 wheeler again im not pulling off the road i will let it total that P.O.S. take it up with saturn
#234 of 339 Battery Light Problem
Jan 26, 2012 (2:25 pm)
Has anyone else had their battery light come on even though the battery is fine? Mine will come on about the time I put the car in drive and stays on for about 5 minutes then goes away.
#235 of 339 Re: Battery Light Problem [voodoogal]
Jan 26, 2012 (3:05 pm)
The battery light indicates that your charging system is not charging enough...chances are, your accessory drive belt needs to be changed...if it is old it gets loose and slips on the alternator keeping it from charging correctly. Alternately, your alternator may be about to fail...
#236 of 339 PS headlight dimmer than DS? 2004 Saturn Vue Redline
Jan 26, 2012 (10:09 pm)
I have a problem with my passenger side(right front) headlight, I replaced the bulb, but it's very dim. Then, after the daytime running lights switch to the nighttime mode, the brights are on in a dim state too. What the heck? Is the BCM causing this? Alsom, my rearview mirror no longer works and my radio doen't work and also my remote key fobs. HELP!
#237 of 339 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid start-up
Feb 07, 2012 (5:34 am)
Recently I've had intermittent problems starting up my 2008 Saturn vue hybrid. We've had to jump it a few times and it starts right up. Took it to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic and said my battery was more than fine. I'm definitely running into problems after my car sits for a day or two. The dealership said the first time it was probably due to my phone charger, Garmin ( tho shut off but still plugged in) and my in dash iPod adapter cord all being left plugged in- though I have always done this until now.we just went to the UP MI snowmobiling for a few days and when we got home my Vue once again wouldn't start without a jump and again this morning. The only odd thing I can remember happening was in the fall I did have one night where my drivers side headlight didn't work but after turning the car on and off and messing with the lights switch it did come back on. This maybe totally unrelated. Just wondering if I should change out my battery even tho the dealership says its fine, or do I have another problem?
#238 of 339 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid start-up [shaunami]
Feb 07, 2012 (8:44 am)
I see you've already been in to your dealership; when was this appointment?
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