Saturn Ion key ignition stuck, part 1. Repair part 2 link below
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this part 1. A more important part 2 was added ( How to fix it
permanently) just click on the following link http://youtu.be/gSXk5LQDflo
The problem was on a 2005 saturn ion with automatic transmission. The key
refuse to return to OFF position and to come out of ignition slot .
Ignition only accept ACC ON START. ( this switch will also causes the doors
to lock inadvertenly if you climb out of the car and leave it running on
its own). On this video, watch How to MANUALLY OVERIDE IGNITION SWITCH
SOLENOID and troubleshooting, in my case , it lead to the automatic
transmission SHIFTER PARK MICROSWITCH, it failed frequently. As I got
closer to the microswitch, loosing daylight , my cam focus was acting out
the shifter is totally black making it hard to shoot I had to speed up and
get it done. WATCH CLOSELY HOW I SLIGHTLY BEND THE MICROSWITCH LEVER TO
GIVE IT MORE STRENGHT, i used a needle nose plier . The microswitch is held
in place by a removable plastic clip ( it's got a green line painted onto
it as you can see on the still image just prior to click on the play icon )
I removed with a small flat tip screwdriver pushing from the Inside out ,
no need to unclip top shifter panel. So after all this, I went for a test
ride, the problem disappeared, yes! it works, so far so good but a
permanent fix is required , it is best to replace it. So, watch part 2 you
will see better how to fix it. http://youtu.be/gSXk5LQDflo
( new update 23dec 2014, I just received a GM RECALL for this exact
Saturn Idle problem.mov
In this video we show you how to replace an idle air control solenoid and
clean the throttle body on a 1996 Saturn. This car was having a
excessively high idle. It would stay at 1500 RPM even though your foot was
not on the gas pedal. This was caused by carbon build up around and behind
the throttle body as well as a defective idle air control solenoid.
Jonesy's Auto Club videos are for reference and entertainment only and
should not be taken as a direct step by step guides. If you attempt a
repair like the one seen in this video please use the proper safety
equipment, take your time and do the job right.
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
Paul's '99 Saturn SL2 Homecoming Edition Turbo
If you want more info on the song that's used in the video:
♫ K100 - Riot
Where can you get the song?
► Official Download: https://soundcloud.com/k100/k100-riot-master
► RoyalTrax Backup: http://royaltrax.com/k100-riot/
Please support the artist by visiting one of his social media sites that is
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Supercharged Accelerations Saturn Ion Redline
**Update - Edited out some of the less exciting parts (will try to get some
better video with my Nikon D5100 soon)** Use headphones if you can, filmed
it with my iPhone so not the best audio quality. Compilation of some good
sounding accelerations in my 2005 Saturn Ion Redline with the Supercharger in the background. Filmed with both a
windshield mount and Miveu-X chest mount. 2.0L Ecotec LSJ Supercharged
engine 2.5" pulley, K&N air filter. Also has Sprint lowering springs, Hurst
short throw shifter, and K40 dual radar detectors.
Music: MoonlightGriefing- Devon Hanna, Trancing- Infyuthsion. Audiotool.com
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 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!
Regular Car Reviews: 2000 Saturn L-Series
Take me back to 1999's cherry topping. The year 2000 was perfect. The music
was payola-fueled and I had a 56k PCI modem. The Saturn L-Series was the
last bare-palmed handy before it was time to go to work forever.
Thank you to powerofktulu for bringing his Saturn wagon out on a beautiful
Sunday. I hope your indie film goes well. Here is his youtube page.
Take me back to the 90's. I want to wait thirty minuets to burn a cd. I
want to wait for mom and dad to go to sleep so I can go online without
tying up the phone. My Game Gear doesn't work anymore.