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#68 of 315 Me too! I think I have it figured out.. just need some help!
Aug 11, 2009 (8:55 pm)
I have a 2002 Saturn Vue and have had electrical problems on and off since 2005.
Basically, I believe it all stems from my sunroof. Both drains to the sunroof have had issues, getting clogged or broken. This causes water to be leaked down the pillar and into some electrical component. Eventually the water dries and the electrical issues disappear. I live in Florida so dont have an explanation for the "cold" issues.
A summary of my issues throughout the years that have corrected themselves with time once the vehicle had time to dry out: Every door lock had issues not working at somepoint, thankfully not at the same time. Interior lights coming on & flashing w/o any prompting. Alarm going off for no reason. Transmission not shifting out of second gear. Rear wiper staying on when in the office position.
After leaving the sunroof propped up in the rain, I am now struggling with my latest battle. No dash controls & No power steering. The check engine light/ service engine light comes on. My mechanic couldnt figure it out and said I would need to go to Saturn as it was likely the Body Control Module. I refuse to go because I know it will dry out over time. I'd rather save my money then contribute it to the ponzi scheme of dealership service!
Does anyone know where the BCM is? If I could figure out where it is and put a cool blow dryer on it, I am confident I could fix the issue.
#69 of 315 Re: Interior lights staying on [lb61]
Aug 11, 2009 (9:02 pm)
2002 model sunroof drains also were clogged causing the same problem. then after being unclogged, drain broke and caused additional leaking into electrical components. I wish my car didnt have a sunroof! nothing but problems!
#70 of 315 Re: 2003 Vue "broken" [gabriella412]
Aug 11, 2009 (9:23 pm)
did you ever get this worked out?
i have the same issue and suspect it is from water getting into the electical components from my sunroof.
i am hoping it dries out bc i really dont want to donate a significant portion of my saving to the dealership! but driving around w no dash controls and no power steering is getting old quick!
#71 of 315 06 saturn vue power steering
Sep 07, 2009 (1:23 am)
any info on why i have no power steering assist at all? checked all fuses they are ok
#72 of 315 Re: 06 saturn vue power steering [zappa1]
Sep 10, 2009 (5:16 am)
If your vehicle has electronic power steering, than you might want to check the power steering motor on the steering column.
#74 of 315 electrical problems
Sep 13, 2009 (4:10 pm)
I have a 06 VUE and the interior HVAC fan has quit working .... all fuses, relay switch and resistor board check out OK anyone with similar issues?
#75 of 315 Re: electrical problems [06vue1]
Sep 17, 2009 (9:58 am)
Replace the fan, should correct the problem.
#76 of 315 Re: 03 Saturn Vue Electrical Issues (4cl) [tkmiralles]
Oct 09, 2009 (7:45 am)
I have a 2004 with the same electrical issues mentioned here. The tail lights do not work (only the brake lights), the dash lights are out, and the CD/radio/clock don't work. Did anyone ever find a fix to this problem?
#77 of 315 Electrical: Check the Ground.
Oct 12, 2009 (11:36 am)
As I understand it, there are two ground collection locations on the vehicle. We have had issues again with our 2004 Vue. The interior turn signal indicator lights would glow when too many electrical accessories (headlights, fans, AC, windows, wipers, etc.) were running. It got to the point that the car would basically die whenever the AC or defroster (which also runs the compressor) were on. Both front turn signals would flash when either one was on. The common diagnosis was A BAD GROUND. I ended up running a wire (16 ga.) from the ground wire on the horn to the body ground, to the driver's side of the engine, where one of the 2 cables from the negative battery terminal attaches to the body. This has solved my problem for the time being. It was tough to find, as the horn ground had enough contact to light my circuit tester, but not enough for the horn to work properly.
What I have done is bypass the place where the ground contact is broken. Although it works, I believe I would be better off to actually find where the ground is broken and get that point working again. Right now, all the stuff on that circuit (turn signals, compressor, horn, etc.) are using the horn ground and my patch wire to get enough ground to operate properly.