2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue MP3 Radio in 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series
This video demonstrates a Saturn MP3-capable factory/OEM radio from a 2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue installed into a 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series.
This radio requires modifying the factory radio plug. but otherwise fits/operates perfectly in the following Saturns: 2000-2002 S-Series, 2000-2005 L-Series, 2002-2003 Vue, and 2003 Ion.
It is also a plug and play swap for 2004-2005 Saturn Ion and Vue that don't already have it since it was optional from Saturn for those years & models.
Here is a link to the instructions:
2004 Saturn Ion Coupe: The Best Car Ever Made
I'm selling my Saturn. Want it?
Throw me your best offer!
FAQ: I'm in Dallas, TX. Let's do it!
The car just had an oil change, engine flush, fresh brake fluid, and an
inspection. It should be good to go for awhile!
Anti-Theft Radio Code
I shot and edited this video explaining the Honda Anti-Theft Stereo Codes.
It also provides tips on finding and entering the code. Filming done with
a Flip camera.
iPhone/iPod Intergration with 2008/2009 Saturn Vue (Including Mount) Part 2 of 2
Part 2 of 2
Hey fellow Vue owners!
I figured I'd give you guys the heads up and the skinny on the situation.
If you have always wanted to setup your iPhone/iPod with your Vue so you
Charge it while in use
Control it with the radio/steering wheel controls
Have great sound quality
Not have to always use the AUX port cause the lingering cable is
Have a nice mount with a good viewing angle
This is the video for you. I will show you how to get all this together and
easily installed YOURSELF for about $200! Going to a car audio store will
cost you twice as much! I've done my research. Plus, you'll have the added
honer of a do-it-yourself project you'll use every time you're behind the
Tools you'll need:
Phillips-Head Screw Driver (the longer the stem, the better)
Flat-Head Screw Driver (not so long, but not short either)
Angle Cutters (Wire Cutters)
iSimple - Apple┬« iPod┬« Direct Connect Kit for Select GM Vehicles (ISGM74)
also known as the Peripheral Electronics PXAMG iPod Interface
Peripheral Electronics PODCBLBM-5v 3G iPhone Charging Cable
Bracketron Mobile Electronics iPod Docking Kit (Vent Mounting Solution)
Bracketron Mobile Electronics Satellite Radio Dash Mount (Pro-Series 45mm)
All of these items, except for the 3G iPhone Charging Cable can be found at
Best Buy. You may be able to find them online for a few bucks cheaper, but
having the security of being able to return the products if defective is
better if you go to Best Buy. Besides, at the time of writing this thread,
Best Buy is the best bargain. The cable can be found on
DiscountCarStereo.com or by searching Google or eBay.
Make sure the Satellite Radio Mount is the 45mm kind. Otherwise, the mount
will not be long enough. The iSimple Kit must be the ISGM74 version so it
will come with all the necessary cables and such for your 2008/2009 Vue.
You can research more info on the PXAMG Interface but believe me when I
tell you it works WONDERFULLY!
This video will show you how to install each device giving you complete
integration with the factory radio including a mount to hold your
iPod/iPhone in place.
00-02 Saturn SL2 radio Install (After Trim Removal)
Continuation from this video.
This is the removal of the factory radio and replacement with an
Disclaimer: I am not a licensed mechanic and the knowledge I have is purely
from research into different problems I have been trying to resolve. As
this is a major procedure for this vehicle, I will not be responsible for
any damage or other mishaps that might occur should you decide to pursue
the repair after viewing this video. This video is intended to be for
informational purposes only.
How To Install a Car Stereo (Single & Double DIN) | Car Audio 101
Learn how to install a car stereo in this simple, step-by-step tutorial
from Sonic Electronix. Replacing your current car stereo installing an
aftermarket stereo is an easier installation than most people think when
you follow the basic steps outlined in this video.
We talk about removing panels, connecting your wire harness, installing a
Double DIN stereo (ISO mount), Single DIN (caged mount), and putting the
stereo back in.
Step 1: Disconnect the Car Battery
Step 2: Remove the Factory Car Stereo
Step 3: Prepare the Car Stereo to be Installed
Step 4: Run Additional Accessories (Bluetooth Mic, Satellite Radio, etc)
Step 5: Install the Car Stereo
Whether you are a beginner, a hardcore DIY'er, or advanced installer,
putting in a new car stereo should be at the top of your list for better
sound in your car.
Car Stereo Installation Accessories:
Sonic Electronix: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/
The single DIN touchscreen radio is the JVC KD-AVX77 installed in a 2000
2004 Saturn Stereo'Video'1.3g2
Post Installation of an After Market Stereo. The biggest issue is where to
start., After that it is all self explanitory. Simply follow the manual. In
my case i did not need the new deck sleeve.
2003 Saturn Ion that won't start in cold weather
Documenting my attempt to use a fix I found on the internet to resolve an
issue that plagues 2003-2004 Saturn Ions. The models in this year can have
difficulty starting in cold weather. At first it was pretty sporadic for
me but this year it was almost constant.
In the video I replace the ignition switch which actually ended up
resolving my problem. I guess there is a lubricant in this switch that
SHOULDN'T harden in cold weather but the ones that shipped in the cars of
these years do. Total cost $29.99 and about 30 minutes of time.
The specific symptoms you will see with this issue are (usually in cold
weather) you will try to start the car and it might crank a couple times
but then die. When you try to start it again you will hear a short fire
but then it stops. This is because the security system has kicked in and
shut off fuel to the vehicle for 10 minutes. After you wait 10 minutes you
can try to start it again. This cycle can happen multiple times (at its
worst I would have to go almost an hour of doing this).
Once you replace the part you may have to reset the security (passlock).
This is done by turning the key to start (but it won't) and then leaving it
in the run position until the lock light in the dash quits blinking (about
10 minutes). You then do this again (again waiting 10 minutes) and finally
a THIRD time (waiting another 10 minutes). After the third attempt you
turn the key to OFF and wait 30 seconds (this waiting is important I am
told!). It should then fire up.
Be sure to watch this on the Web if you can as I have a lot of in-video
comments to help!
Saturn Ion ignition switch replace part 1
I have 6 videos
Part - 1 - removing the steering column bezel
Part - 2 - Replacing the ignition switch and putting the steering column
bezel back on
Part - 3 - First step of the Pass Lock reset
Part - 4 - second step of the Pass Lock reset
Part - 5 - third step of the Pass Lock reset
Part - 6 - Success.