Grease monkeys at an oil change shop were messing with my fuse box, enabled the PASS Sytem, and in many attempts to get my vehicle started blew my PCM, I'm taking them to court, I need some evidence on what they could have done to cause this
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Re: blown pcm on my V6 2005 saturn vue
Well, if you went in for an oil change and walked out with a blown PCM you might want to get in touch with an attorney. That just doesn't sound right- they should not have been anywhere near the fuse box to turn the oil light off. As a matter of fact, they could have just cleared the change oil light with a scan tool. The attorney will probably tell you to go to a GM dealership to have an estimate done and/or go talk to the manager at that grease monkey and tell him to fix your car for free since they messed it up. You are going to need a copy of your reciept or work order from the shop and a copy of your paperwork from the towing company. Depending on what state you are in, what they did was illegal and if they try to decline your requests to fix your car that is definitely illegal- depending on the state you are in. Good luck and avoid those guys at all costs in the future!
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David ,unless you are a really good mechanic I would not attempt this too many things can go wrong , go to a transmission shop and pay them to do it . usually just a good back flush is all that is needed.
If you open the hood and pull the fuse panel cover. With the ignition switched on (key on, engine off), press the red button in the underhood fuse panel for at least 5 whole seconds. The may flash a few times but then go off. Now you're reset.
The procedure you used is for the 2006 > Vue, and will not work on your 2003. For the 2002-2005 Saturn Vue V4 or V6 - Under the hood you will see a black fuse box behind the battery. Open it up and you will see a red button, it is small and looks like a fuse but on the top it will say Oil-Res. Turn on the ignition & press and hold that button for about 10 seconds. You may want to have a friend sit in the driver's seat and watch for the indicator to start flashing, which indicates you've activated the reset. Turn off the ignition and that will reset the Oil light.
Never allow Saturn touch a Saturn.
During the oil change, the Saturn dealer loosened the center positive electrical battery cable at the main fuse box, drivers side, under hood.
The loose positive cable results in an electrical surge that wipes out the cps.
The new cps is only avaqilable from Saturn.
When the new cps is delivered, one electrical pen will be bend down and must be straightened prior to insertion of male and female electrical connector to the cps. Otherwise the new cps will fail.
Be certain to tighten the center positive post of three that secure the main fuse box in place. The center post must be tightened to ensure the new cps is not destroyed by subsequent electrical surges which result when Saturn Dealer loosens the center fuse box post.
Cause of the problem:
During a non-related visit to the Saturn dealer, ie for an oil change, the Saturn dealer loosened the center of three bolts that electrically connect the main battery plus cable to the main fuse box, driver side, under hood, near windshield.
Affect of loose electrical plus cable
A loose cable, probably on the way home from the oil change, causes electrical surges that destroy the CPS and result in catastropic engine failure.
Replace the cps. Available only from the Saturn dealer, the new cps exchange will also result in catastrophic failure when replaced.
Problem with CPS Replacement:
The Saturn dealer will bend down one of the electrical conductors on the electrical connector to the new cps. Upon insertion of the electrical connector into the cps recepticle, the bent pen will defeat cps funcetion.
Fix for the Fix
Straighten each electrical pen to the new Saturn supplied cps. Carefully reconnect the connector to the cps making certain each pen is properly inserted.
Be sure to tighten the plus center connector that holds the main fuse box firmly connected to the main plus battery cable.
Saturn will make you pay dearly and ruin your VUE engine because you shame shame shame on you because you did not pay Saturn the big bucks demanded by Saturn to renew the inadequate Saturn maintenance agreement.