Question about 2002 Saturn L-Series
All of the symptoms your are describing run through the BCM (Body Control Module) and since a security light is not on, then the BCM sounds like your problem especially since it is a common failure in these cars. There are 4 power feeds and 1 ground circuit for the BCM. You will need to check the powers and grounds when the system is not operating to see if you are having a wiring problem, internal BCM malfunction or ignition switch malfunction.
The BCM is located on the top of the glove box on your Saturn and requires few tools to remove and install if it needs to be replaced but the BCM has to be programmed or will not work. The only people that can program the BCM are the ones with the costly tools. It is the BCM and programming of it that is biggest part of the job, money wise. The labor to remove and replace it is the easy part.
Connector 2 (24 pin Gray) pin A10 pink wire should have power in run and start
Connector 2 (24 Pin Gray) pin B9 yellow wire should have power in Acc and Run
Connector 4 (8 pin light gray) pin D & Pin H should have power at all times
Connector 4 (8 pin lihgt gray) pin F should have ground at all times
The other end of the ground is near the driver side strut tower. I would check there first since it was in a wreck it is possible this ground has worked loose or become corroded. If the above checks out ok, then I would take the car to an AutoZone to get the trouble codes read for free on their scanner or if someone you knows, has a scanner, have them read the codes for you. Sometimes simply, unplugging and/or charging the car battery or replacing it might fix this problem too but usually the BCM is at fault. Let me know how this turns out.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
The brake interlock switch is holding it from transferring. Try checking the switch, visual inspection. Also while foot on brake pedal, try maneuvering the shift lever out of park. In case it's jammed ...
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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