Question about 2006 Saturn ION 2
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: key stuck at ACC position
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.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
SOURCE: My trunk won't open, I
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.
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.
Posted on Aug 15, 2011
SOURCE: I have a 2002 LW
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.
Posted on Sep 01, 2011
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