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93 Saturn Sl Electrical Issues ?

I have a very strange issue with my 93 Saturn that i just cant figure out. This is what is happening. The car starts and runs just fine when I boost the car. Then when the battery gets enough power and I turn the car off. I will get a clicking sound coming from a black box which is located in the center console right beside the parking brake. It sounds like a sensor clicking away. I have replaced this box and yet when I turn the car off it continues to click away until it completely drains the battery, which in turn I have to boost the car again. I then boosted the car again and got the battery recharged and listened to the clicking trying to figure out what else it could be. I hit the brake pedal and it stopped clicking. as soon as i took my foot off the brake pedal the black box started clicking again. Has anyone ever had this problem or know what the black box is that is located in the centre console beside the parking brake?
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Test your alternator voltage it should be at least 13.25 volts. sounds like its not putting voltage back into your battery. if all is well have your battery load tested at parts store.

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  • arm90210 Dec 11, 2010

    Hi there,
    Did you find a solution to your problem? My 93 Saturn is doing exactly the same thing you described, any advise is greatly appreciated.....



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