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2001 Saturn SC2 Electrical issue

Two days ago car would not turn over, acted like battery was dead, but still had power to radio, lights, etc. Continued to 'mess' with it and it finally started. Replaced battery and worked fine for most of day. Now, nothing, nada. Won't turn over, won't jump, no electrical anywhere. Any suggestions where to start? Could the battery be bad?

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  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    I drove my car this morning with no problems at all. Went in the store for 15 minutes, and when I came out, the car wouldn't turn over at all.

  • bpatb Nov 17, 2008

    I have same problem with 2005 Ion. In cold weather, around 30 degrees or less, something drains the battery so it won't turn over. A simple jump/charge and it's good. I notice it seems to happen more often if I don't manually turn the radio off before turning the engine off. Saw a site that said the radios connection to onstar was causing the radio to be on and draining the battery. The only problem is I don't have onstar.

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I had the same problem in a 1997 SC2.  Turns out that finicky/broken door lock/unlock switches were causing an intermittent short.
I removed the 20A fuses to these locks in the switch panel under the radio.  Problem fixed.

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