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Transmission ignition interlock won't activate

The ignition will not turn all the way to off, only sometimes, I replaced the ignition lock cylinder but still have same issue, is there an interlock in the shift mechanism that controls something? I can sometimes get it to turn to off by pushing the shift release button until I hear two clicks, then it will turn all the way and the key will come out, but that only works sometimes, most of the time I can only get one click, that does not work, any suggestions?

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    Kellismechanic May 09, 2013

    First off, you don't need to drill the lock out, some locks have two pins, others have just one, if it has one pin, wiggle the cylinder while pushing a scribe through the top hole, that will release the assembly, if it has two pins, push the 1st pin and the lock will pop out just a little bit, then push through the second hole and it will come out about an inch more, then you need to push again through the first hole to release the second pin again, then the whole thing comes out, I have done both and it is pretty simple, but you should not need to drill it out, just need to know what you have and the correct sequence to perform. But I am still looking for the BTSI control, I am wondering if it even exists and the dealer conned you, it's happened before, that's why I never go to a dealer to have anything fixed, unless it's warranty.

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Its not the ignition.....it's the BTSI control. Its an automatic transmission shift lock control. If you paying yourself, it costs 154.00. At least mine did.

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There are 3 phases to fixing your car's trunk lid release problem.

Phase 1: First check the fuse - once you know that's OK, then proceed to phase 2 (below).
The fuse for the trunk lock is
the bcm (pwr) 15A fuse in the instrument panel fuse box (behind panel at drivers right foot)

Check that fuse, as it is the power supply for the button on the dash that sends power to the actuator in the trunk.

Phase 2: Get the trunk open (without taking it to the dealership).
If you have remote keyless entry to the trunk, you could try that - but with the actuator
dead/dying, it shouldn't work.

Here are a couple of ideas to try to enter trunk while (a) actuator isn't working, and (b) all
valet lockout features (designed to deny valets access to the trunk) are in the "Lock" position:

There is the lock cylinder, which you stated is not functioning - put the key in, and it doesn't
turn. Just to be sure, consider: lubricate key with Graphite lock-type lubricant, and retry.

The trunk has 2 valet safetys...the locking rear seats which require access to the trunk to unlock, and then there is a valet switch in the trunk that locks the button on the dash from working to keep valet parking attendants out of the trunk. That may be in the lock position.

You can try accessing the center area of the fold down rear seat and see if you can unhinge the rear seat from there. Maybe reach in with your hand, or an extension-type tool.

there may be a way to fold the hinge away from the seat back so it can be removed from the hinge and give you access to the safety latch in the trunk and open it that way (white handle in trunk).
The white-handled safety latch release is desiged to prevent accidentally trapping children, and
if you can pull it with your extending-type or grasping-type tool, the trunk will open whether or
not the actuator motor is working.

Phase 3: Replace the Problem part.

Your failed part may be either (1) Trunk Release Relay, or (2) Trunk Lock Release Switch

My Satrun ION manual doesn't cover either of these parts, and the online parts houses, e.g.
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1431624,pgname,Electrical-Switch%2B%2526%252338%253B%2BRelay,a,search.yahoo.com%2BSearch%2Bfor%2B2004%2BSATURN
fail to provide instructions. One of those times a mechanic has to t=rely on his/her native
handiness and/or experience.
To identify which of these parts is bad, locae the Trunk Release Relay (call your dealer parts
dept. for helpful tips on finding it), then operate the dashboard trunk release button with your
ear close tothe relay - if it makes a noise, the problem is the Trunk Lock Release Switch in
the trunk lid, otherwise its the relay.

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try tapping the lock cylinder with the handle end of a screwdriver. Try this several times. 90% percent of the time you will be able to get the lock cylinder to turn by doing this.

If that doesn't work you will need to drill out the lock cylinder. Start with a smaller bit and work you way up to a 1/2 inch bit. You'll want to drill into the center of the lock cylinder where the key goes. Be careful not to drill through the entire housing. Eventually you will be able to remove the housing of the lock cylinder and then be able to remove the center of the lock cylinder. This isn't a pretty job or easy but it can and is done all the time. I just did 2 last month.

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The key switch itself maybe going bad.

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