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#109 of 144 Re: 2008 Saturn Aura XE - Electrical Issues [kproffitt]
Jul 08, 2013 (10:28 am)
I have had some of the same issues. I purchased my 2008 aura xe about 4 months ago and loved it to begin with. But recently i have lost stereo sound on the drivers side, the speedometers dim and get bright on their own and I am constantly losing my display; i cant see the display at all. The radio will work but i can not see what station it is on or anything. And sometimes it will come back in a few miles but sometimes it can go on for a day or 2 before it comes back. It's frustrating to buy a new car and have issues. My dad is a mechanic so if anyone knows of any solutions he could do to make this go away i would apprecieate it.
#110 of 144 Re: 2008 Saturn Aura XE - Electrical Issues [kayleebabyxox]
Jul 08, 2013 (1:12 pm)
I had same problems as described on this forum. Have a 2009 Saturn Aura XR. Removed the passenger side kick plate (Saturn hides your electronics here) If you are sitting in the passenger front seat, just to the Left of your Left leg is a " side panel " just below height of your ash tray. Pull gently from the front of this panel ,you'll see a small hole to grab,(velcro there) and gently unsnap a little at a time. Panel will come off.
Find the BCM module (you will see several fuses and connectors attached to it. Look for the two that appear to be housed by a small plastic harness. Fit a flat head screw driver into the latch, and unlock the plastic harness (it will slide upward over the module). You can then uplug the modules and you'll see numerous tiny thin metal prongs that it snaps onto. Snap it out and then back in several times. Then get some DiElectric grease from you local parts store and take a small paint brush (1/4" type) and swab the grease onto each of the metal prongs. Snap the module in and out several more times, and then snap it in and lock it down. Do the same for the other module. Then put the panel back on and drive it. My problems were cured,hope same for you.
#111 of 144 Re: 2008 Saturn Aura XE - Electrical Issues [kayleebabyxox]
Jul 09, 2013 (1:16 pm)
dash lights on auras dim because headlights go on too easy. if you manually turn off headlights (instead of on auto) dash lights will come back to bright..
#112 of 144 Electrical problems
Jul 20, 2013 (5:34 pm)
My 2009 Aura SE with 80,000 miles has problems that seem to be a symptom of a greater problem. in 2010 it began with the fob not working. In Feb 2012 the locks started to go up and down while I was driving, and beeping. I took it to a dealer who replaced the window motor in the drivers side. A couple of months ago it started to happen again and I bought the car to another dealer, who could find no problem. They did feel the motor needed to be replaced again. For a while it did happen. As of yesterday it happening again; the locks going up and down, but now it has continued when the car is not running! what is new is that after driving it the battery light went on and has stayed on. What a mess.
#113 of 144 Re: Electrical problems [mike1960b]
Jul 20, 2013 (7:26 pm)
Mike see my post #110. Did the trick for me. It's a simple fix that won't take much time. See if this would work for you. Dealer's mechanics couldn't figure mine out either. Follow my instructions, it may work for you. Good luck.
#114 of 144 Re: 2008 Saturn Aura XE - Electrical Issues [onefunkar]
Jul 24, 2013 (4:47 am)
Thank you for your help. What about my display screen? The display screen that tells me the time, and radio station etc has gone completely black and won't come back on sometimes for a day or two. Could that be related to the headlight and dash lights? Again thanks so much
#115 of 144 Re: 2008 Saturn Aura XE - Electrical Issues [kayleebabyxox]
Jul 24, 2013 (7:10 am)
Didn't have that problem, but my display screen dimmed so that I could not read it. Found out you have to have the dashboard dimmer switch turned all the way to the right, almost to the point of having the interior overhead light on. Then the dashboard lights are bright. If yours are all the way blacked out, then it may be another problem. A lot of these described electrical problems may be tied into the BCM module. Unplugging them, and coating the metal prongs with dielectric grease may help. It took care of my problems. Good Luck.
#116 of 144 Electricial problems solved
Jul 24, 2013 (12:17 pm)
I no longer own my 2008 Saturn Aura; yesterday was trade in time. On the way to the dealer everything fell apart: no power steering, brakes, radio went off, all lights, display,etc and I limped off the highway before it completely stalled. And of course it wouldn't start again. The last straw was probably the alternator. It was taken to the dealer on a flatbed. needless to say I didn't get what I had hoped for a trade in on a new vehicle! I am lucky they took it. I think this vehicle had a problem from the factory and not much was going to fix it...there was a short somewhere in the vehicle and as recently as last week my local mechanic would find nothing wrong. Thanks for the suggestions, I very much appreciate the help you tried to give, but there comes a point.......
#117 of 144 Re: Electricial problems solved [mike1960b]
Jul 24, 2013 (1:03 pm)
We're sorry to hear that you traded your Saturn, but we understand your decision. If there is anything we can assist you with in the future please let us know.
GM Customer Care
#118 of 144 GM Customer Service
Jul 25, 2013 (11:47 am)
Amber, I did call GM Customer Care before the big "event" happened. I got the nicest young man who was going to research the problem and get back to me. He never did. I think you would want to kow that.