Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
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
Honda Hater's Ion Redline Burning Rubber for 2 Blocks 1st Time
Have to give my car back to the bank unfortunately. So I decided how long
I could do a burn out down the couple blocks by my house. I was roasting
them all thru 2nd gear and had to stop for a stop sign. I'm sure I could
have kept going thru at least some of 3rd. :-) That's what 300hp in a
front wheel drive car gets ya :-D
Saturn Ion key stuck in ignition wont come out ( solved ) manual overide & troubleshoot
Problem was, key refuse to return to OFF position and to come out of
ignition slot . Ignition only accept ACC ON START. Watch How to MANUALLY
OVERIDE IGNITION SWITCH SOLENOID and troubleshooting in my case lead to
the automatic transmission SHIFTER PARK MICROSWITCH, it fails frequently.
As I got closer to the microswitch, daylight was running away , 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 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. ( the problem was cause by the microswitch lever located Inside the
shifter assembly ).
I found an identical microswitch part number DC1C-H1LB, made by CHERRY.
Here is the WEB page
Price $ 2.34 US for 1
Repair cvt VT25-E/VT20-E, Saturn, Opel.wmv
Demonstrated inside the repair of variator VT25-E/VT20-E (continuous
variable transmission: CVT), mounted on car Saturn Vue 2,2l 2002-2005 and
Ion Quad Coupe 2,2l 2003-2004. Also installed on the car Opel Signum
2004-2007 and the Opel Vectra C 2004-2007.
Ремонт вариатора VT25-E/VT20-E. Saturn Vue, OPEL.
Juiced Saturn Ion Rolling
Heres a video of my Saturn Ion sedan rolling all the way down. The car has
been put on custom hydraulic suspension on a 225/40/18 tire. It also has
had the front end tubbed to allow driving at this height. Lastly it has a
coupe front end conversion.