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:
2002 Saturn Vue Fan Speed Switch Removal
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L EcoTech 4cyl., 5 spd. manual trans., manual a/c
control. How to remove and reinstall window switch bezel, radio bezel, HVAC
controller and fan speed switch.
Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
UPDATE 3/21/2014: My car is still working fine. I still have not had a
problem with it starting since I posted this video 5 years ago. Still on
the same battery. Thanks for all the comments!
This is me showing how I cut the passlock wire on my car. My car would not
start on damp, cold mornings, often taking 30 - 40 minutes to get it to
start. After reading several forums I found users who were doing this to
"fix" the problem. I thought I would tape this for anyone who was thinking
of doing the same but doesn't know anything about cars. Like me. :)
Note: I owe thanks to meron for the post at this link
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1137a7/83 it is where I
first heard about this solution.
Update 10.6.2012: I added a switch, I believe it was this one
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062533 I installed
it with it in the off position, started the car, switched it to On while
the car was running and the service engine light went away. Car started
fine after that. I just shut it off again as it was cold one morning this
week and I had trouble getting the car started. Once I got it running,
turned it off and haven't had trouble starting it since. YMMV
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.
2006 Saturn Ion Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 2006 Saturn Ion. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
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!
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!
2007 Saturn ION Starting Problems
Since we drove the car off the lot it would periodically not start on
demand only to start some time later (usually 15 minutes or so). Because
this problem cannot be replicated on demand we have filmed an instance when
the car would not start.
Pimped Out Saturn SL2 (Subs, TV's, Pa System, TInt, Playstation, Blacked Out)
UPDATE: got new 18" Konig rims with Kumho tires, front license plate and
bar across "grill" in the front were both removed, subs and tv's were
swapped due to badd trunk rattle with NO solution. so tv's are in the
trunk, got "shag" carpet in the trunk and on the bk of the back seats,
black emblems, "Saturn Racing Team" decal on the top of the windshield,
painted calipers and drums black. repainted the dash, painted molding above
the windows black, Weapon-R cold air intake, and more. so pretty much I
need a new video ASAP. lol
*2 12 inch Type R
*Q-Logic Ported/Sealed Box
*2 15 inch Sony TV's
*Power Acoustic PTID-6500
*150 Watt PA System (Speaker is OUTSIDE)
*Blacked-Out Taillights and Side markers
*Sony Playstation 2
*5 % tint
*Bulldog 200 Deluxe Remote Start
All installation was done by myself, including remote start and tint job.
Any questions or comments are appreciated!
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
Saturn Ion ignition switch replace part 6
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.