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
GM Pass Key II Malfunctions: Bypassing V.A.T.S System
Your car won't start? SECURITY light steady lit or flashing? More then
likely it is the Vehicle Anti Theft System (V.A.T.S) at fault. Over time
the resister pellet imbedded in your car key wears out from years of
inserting and removing from the ignition lock cylinder. Here is a cheap way
to bypass it, so you can get back on the road.
2004 Saturn Ion 2.2 Misfire Case Study (P0300)
To learn more about Engine Performance Diagnostics, go to
This video covers primary ignition operation and coil current ramping on a
waste spark ignition system. The engine that is in this Saturn Ion is a
Chevy 2.2L Ecotec and is the same engine used in the Chevy Cavalier.
Some other highlights of this video:
How to use misfire counters on scan data.
Transistor operation and testing.
Ignition coil current ramp analysis.
How to check resistance of an ignition coil on an Ecotec engine.
How to check an ignition module with a test light.
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.
How to change the oil in a saturn.
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In this video I show how to drain and refill the engine oil as well as
replace the engine oil filter.
The car in the video is a 2007 ion with a 2.2L inline 4-cylinder engine.
The engine holds 5 quarts of oil.
The owners manual recommends a torque of no more than 18ft.-lbs to hold the
filter in place.
The owners manual also says to reset the oil life meter after an oil change
by first turning the key to the on position. Then, press the button on the
trip meter until it reads 'oil life'. Hold the button until it beeps 5
times. That should reset it.
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GM Pass Key Systems Hands-On Tip Clip
In this video, Bill Fulton presents several hands on test you can quickly
and easily perform when diagnosing GM Pass Key antitheft issues and
problems. Watch this video and learn to use your multimeter to check and
diagnose the various components of the antitheft system.
2000 Saturn LS1, Starting Defect
The anti theft system in the 2000 Saturn LS1, thinks you're trying to steal
the car sometimes. You have to wait ten minutes before the 'Security'
light stops flashing. Once the security light is not flashing you can
start the car. Trying to start the car with the security light flashing
will either burn out your starter or deplete your battery!
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!
What Your Car Dealer Doesn't Want You To Know
Welcome to your typical car negotiation, a dollar dance consisting of you,
your salesman and some guy in the back of the showroom he keeps talking to
on your behalf. Ask a car salesman and they'll tell you their markup is
actually pretty small. Canadian news clip from CityNews.ca Jan 30, 2008.