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2005 saturn ion electrical problem

When driving the 2005 saturn ion going about 45mph the car shut off and would not restart. The passlock light was on, and where the odometer is it would say "service engine...power steering, coolant" after several attempts at restarting the car it finally started, but then the automatic headlights would not come on, so when we manually turned the headlights on the car would die again. Everytime we got it started and tried to turn something extra on like the wipers or the headlights it would die. any thoughts?

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  • Carmen40 Feb 11, 2009

    I am having the same problem, I can be driving, the car will go into a safe mode and I pull over and it will die. I currently just had my car pulled into the parkinglot at work because it died. The battery light came on, and the other dash lights as well. Please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my 2005 ion will not trurn over, the lights and radio turn on but the car will not start

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    Car turns over, but does not fire up


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Probably something shorting out. This is something that probably isn't going to be easy to figure out. You need someone that can diagnose it in person

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