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Electrical prob My 06 Saturn Ion 2 keeps acting really funny, It has some type of clicking sound coming from either the fuse box or shifter and everytime it clicks my car bogs out and not only does it bog out but my front hazards also flash every time the clicks. Also While It does this it runs up my millage like crazy. I drove to the store and it put 500 mies on my car.

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  • Bj Greene Nov 10, 2019

    Any luck on the resolve of this, I just got an 06 ion and is doing the exact same thing and have been going nuts searching for an answer



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In the fuse box there is a flasher relay change that out also if you have set off the stock alarm on the car it may not be shut off all the way I would try disconnecting the battery and resetting the computer and check all the fuses to make sure one isn't bunt out

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SOURCE: random multiple misfirings

Here is a list of possible causes. You should not drive the vehicle if the check engine light is flashing all the time, you can cause even more damage. It could pay to have a professional find the real cause.

Spark plugs that are incorrect for the application, cracked, improperly gaped or worn can cause the engine to misfire or run rough at all times.
An IC module that failed to correctly control the ignition coil(s) will cause the engine to misfire or run rough at all times.
Poor connections, broken wiring or wiring that has shorts to ground can cause the engine to misfire or run rough at all times. NOTE: Check connectors that might be pulled apart as the engine flexes or wires that short to ground as they pass near brackets or shorts to ground on the exhaust manifold.
Fuel injector(s) that are shorted, plugged or partially restricted can cause the engine to misfire or run rough at all times.
An ignition coil(s) that has low output, corrosion on the coil tower(s), is carbon tracked or arcs to ground will cause the engine to misfire or run rough at all times.
A PCM that failed to properly control the injector or ignition timing will cause the engine to misfire or run rough at all times.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009


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SOURCE: Car will not start when cold on first try

its the passlock system. The passlock wire is tiny and fragile, and gets disrupted causing your car to think you are trying to steal it everytime you put your key in.

now you can search for this video on youtube, this is where i learned and ever since i did this i have had NO problem with my car starting for the past 5 months.

you need wire nuts, wire cutters, electrical tape, n socket wrench to take apart steering column

first, go to your fuses, find the airbag fuse and remove it just incase you snip the wrong wire. what you do is look below your steering wheel and take your steering column apart. there are a serious of wires electrical taped together that are plugged in. you peel all the electrical tape back exposing the wires, and you find the WHITE wire. its all white, no other color. This wire is for your Passlock system.... this is the wire that got faulty and is causing the car not to start. now what you do from here is kinda tricky, not too bad though.

Seclude the white wire from the rest, so that you are ready to make your cut. Now, what you do is start your car, leave it running, and while its running you cut the white wire in half. then after cutting the wire, turn your car off, and then turn it back on. it should start right up. Then just put wire nuts on the two ends, and electrical tape them back together

The point of doing this is, one is disables the passlock system completely, and two the reason why you do this while the car is running is because snipping the wire with the car running makes the car think that it got into an accident or something, and puts the BCM/car into a "Fail-safe" mode, making it start every single time no matter what.

i thought this sounded insane at first, but after searching for a couple of hours its the only answer that made sense. and now i am the happiest camper in the world as far as it starting

Posted on Mar 12, 2009


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SOURCE: 2006 Ion 2, Key is stuck in the ignition and wont move.

get a new ignition lock cylinder. they usually have simple instructions with them on how to replace

Posted on Mar 29, 2010


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SOURCE: I need a fuse diagram for 2003 Saturn Ion

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Posted on Apr 13, 2010


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SOURCE: 2006 Ion 2, Key is stuck in the ignition and wont move.

In my case, out in 29 palms california, I've noticed heat expands the bolt which probably does the same to the tumblers. It would only happen in the afternoons when the steering column was in direct sunlight while I was inside working for hours. Everything would be fine, then when I left and got to home or destination, the bolt would not return home to shut off the car. I saw a suggestion in another website that said if you remove a small access door below the wheel, there is a plunger you can hold and set it back to home, but hello, the bolt and tumblers at this point have expanded from the heat to a position not resettable but a simple plunger, or resetting the cars computer for an electronic release (the initial problem is the cable down there with the plunger does not always send the signal that "I am in park." It thinks its still in Drive, so it won't let it return home.

My suggestion is to get one of those canned air for electronics, flip it upside down and freeze down the bolt, tumblers, and all metal involved in the problem here (you can see most of it once you remove the upper and lower parts of the steering column) and let the metal retract, hopefully letting you move it back to home (careful, dont snap the key). Grease the key with a small amount of motor oil to help (which you should do from time to time anyways with this vehicle).

If you are stuck and can't do that, or afford repairs at this moment, behind the wheel, below the ignition (you will be reaching back mostly behind, and there is a small plastic clip with colored wires that snap into place). Remove this when you want the car to turn "off." Removing this cable and letting it just hang there until you come back later will remove all electrical potential that is normally removed when you turn the key all the way home. It's annoying, and looks like you are hotwiring your car, but its working for me right now until I can fix it. This, is of course, assuming you are like me and the bolt is stuck fully forward, one click back from Start).

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