Question about 2003 Saturn ION

3 Answers

2003 Saturn Ion will not start. Security lock is on.

Trying to start my 2003 Saturn Ion - won't start because the security lock icon on the dash stays on. How do I by-pass this so I can start my car. Was told to leave key in on on position for 10 mins then car should start. Won't start.

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • workmom2 Jan 16, 2009

    security lock light is on and car wont start.

  • gerrardbau Jan 26, 2009

    Car does not start in the cold. wait 10 minutes and it starts.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    What is a 30-min relearn?

  • Mom2whites Feb 26, 2009

    Intermediately the car will not start have only owned the car for 3 months and have experienced the no start wait 10 min. sometimes starts if not wait another ten minutes has done this over a dozen times so far.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    I HAVE THE SAME AND FOR WHAT I FIND ONLINE EVERYONE ELES ALSO WHO OWNS A SATAN ION.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I put a radio in my Saturn 2003 ion and it won't start

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

The fix for this problem is well known, so is the cause. GM needs to step up in my opinion. You can fix it yourself if you're willing

http://moontaj.com/passlock

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

You can do a 30 min relearn that should allow your car to start. 12185916466 call me!

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

How do you remove the factory stereo in a saturn ion 2003

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2005 Saturn ion won't start with key but will start with remote, but shuts off when brake is applied to try to shift gears, security light on dash comes on?


it sounds like your security system failed..its very common in the gm vehicles. I had this happen to my impala.. check this out I hope it helps.. you are also able to put it in yourself. Hope t helps

Sep 25, 2014 | 2005 Saturn ION

1 Answer

My 2003 saturn ion has that starting problem so i replaced the igntion switch and it still works so i got the mechanics to relearn the security codes and it STILL happens what part do i have to replac


The security, antitheft, or passlock light is a visual indication that something in the car's antitheft system is failing. In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other. The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, even just for a second. When the signal breaks, the car misinterperates this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. The car thinks its being stolen or hotwired because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle.
This link may help you find ways to bypass this or fix it yourself.
http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

Feb 25, 2013 | Saturn Ion Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The security system in my 2003 Saturn Vue won't let me start the car or even lock the doors.


Hi, Must be an internal problem with system. To temperarily by pass pull fuse on system and then you can drive the car.
Check the battery sometimes a low battery will cause same problems.
Good luck.

Oct 29, 2012 | 2003 Saturn VUE

1 Answer

I have a 02 Saturn ion my son it the door lock three times and set the security on ! Now my car will not turn over !How do I turn off the security system to start the car? Im setting at the house and cant...


GET HE AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER PEOPLE TO GET THE JOB DONE.BY TRYING TO DO SOMETHING THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF MORE TROUBLE.
REGARDS.
PLZ. RATE THIS.

Jul 05, 2011 | 2003 Saturn ION

1 Answer

2003 saturn ion will not start because security lock light is on so I have wait 10 minutes


It needs a new ignition switch. Its a small switch attached to back of the igntion lock in the steering column.

Apr 07, 2011 | 2003 Saturn ION

1 Answer

Saturn L300 2002-security light blinks, running lights blink,


Several GM products, including the Chevrolet Impala and Malibu, the Oldsmobile Alero, the Pontiac Grand Prix, and Saturn Ion, have issues with the Security light coming on. This is many times an indication of a failing Body Control Module (BCM). Initially, the Security light will come on then go off, progressing to a constant on light, before the car will refuse to start. Other symptoms may include erratic action of electronics, a clicking sound coming from the glove box, and the air conditioning failing to blow cold air. I recommend a shop that specializes in the electronic systems of vehicles to diagnosis and make the necessary repairs. They should keep the car until they replicate the symptoms described. A new BCM from GM should cost about $230; plan on another $200 for them to diagnose the problem, replace the unit, and program the new unit. The dealers quote between $700 and $1,100 for the same repair. My experience and the experiences I have read on the internet, indicate the new BCM should last only about a year.

Jun 18, 2009 | 2003 Saturn L-Series

1 Answer

2003 saturn ion will not start somtimes


The security interlock on the ignition switch goes bad. The ignition switch needs replaced. (about $35 from the dealer) It takes about 30 minutes to replace and another 30 minutes to "learn" your key. The car locks out for 10 minutes when it fails so if you look in th emanual there is a procedure to override the lockout but it won't work for 10 minutes. Google the problem there are procedures for the switch replacement and learning the key with the new ignition switch.

Mar 06, 2009 | 2003 Saturn ION

1 Answer

2006 saturn ion security alarm


check door jamb switches located at the end of the dash.

Feb 10, 2009 | 2006 Saturn ION

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Saturn ION Logo

Related Topics:

3,404 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6879 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...