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This is a very common problem on GM vehicles. The security system is notoriously known to fail. Basically when you insert your key, the system checks for a certain signal. If the system cannot get the correct signal from the key, it assumes the key is incorrect or you are attempting to hotwire it. The system then goes into SECURITY lockout mode. (prevents vehicle theft) This will either turn off the starter, or the fuel injectors. This has been happening with GM's for a very long time. There is a company called Newrockies inc. that sells a bypass for this online. Works great.

2007 Saturn Ion | Answered 11 hours ago


GET NEW ONE BEFORE REMOVING THE OLD ONE THEN ATTACH A GOOD ROPE TO THE END AND PULL THE OLD CABLE OUT PULLING THE ROPE IN AT THE SAME TIME THEN HOOK NEW CABLE TO ROPE AND PULL IT INTO PLACE .IT WILL NOT BE FUN OR EASY

Saturn Cars &... | Answered Yesterday


I HAVE A 2007 AURA DOING THE EXACT SAME THING..TAKING IT INN THE MORNING..HAVE SERVICES PAYING FOR AND CANT HEAR...JUST GOING IN FOR THE DIAGNOSTIC FOR SATURN CARS..BUT I KNOW ITS NOT MY FUSE THIS TIME...HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE AND IT WAS THAT SIMPLE. FUSE BOX IN THE TRUNK WAS THE SOLUTION AT THAT TIME. THIS TIME ALL FUSES WERE GOOD...SO THINKING IT MAY BE MY RELAY SWITCHES...JUST HOPE IT DOESNT COST AN ARM AND LEG....JUST MISS MY XM AND ONSTAR....

2008 Saturn Aura... | Answered on May 18, 2020


It is a known issue. Invariably, it is the drains that are blocked. See the videos

https://www.google.com/search?q=Leaking+sunroof%2C+driver+side+2006+Saturn+vue

Saturn Cars &... | Answered on Apr 30, 2020


more likely your clutch is not disengaging. maybe fluid leak

Saturn Cars &... | Answered on Apr 30, 2020


Partstore has repairbooks w circuitcharts or go to library sec628

Saturn Cars &... | Answered on Apr 29, 2020


Either left a connector off or you blew a fuse

Saturn Cars &... | Answered on Apr 29, 2020


Your best bet , take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop that has a professional scan tool an service repair info . So it can be diagnosed correctly . The Stop lamp switch is not a old school conventional type . Has three wires , five volt ref. voltage from the BCM ,
Stop Lamps
The brake pedal position sensor is used to sense the action of the driver application of the brake pedal. The brake pedal position sensor provides an analog voltage signal that will increase as the brake pedal is applied. The body control module (BCM) provides a low reference signal and a 5-volt reference voltage to the brake pedal position sensor. When the variable signal reaches a voltage threshold indicating the brakes have been applied, the BCM will apply battery positive voltage to the stop lamps, center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL), transmission control module (TCM), and engine control module (ECM). Ground for the right rear stop lamp and CHMSL is applied at G402. Ground for the left rear stop lamp is applied at G400. The stop lamps on this vehicle will not illuminate unless the ignition is in the accessory, run, or crank positions. When the ignition is in the OFF position the stop lamps will not illuminate when the brake pedal is applied.

Checking for DTC's - diagnostic trouble code's in the BCM would be my first diagnostic step , not guessing an replacing parts .

DTC B3903 02: Stop Lamp Relay Circuit Short to Ground
DTC B3903 05: Stop Lamp Relay Circuit Open or Short to Voltage

DTC C0277 06: Brake Pedal Position Sensor Circuit Short to Ground or Open
DTC C0277 07 : Brake Pedal Position Sensor Circuit Voltage Above Threshold
DTC C0277 09 : Brake Pedal Position Sensor Circuit Rate of Change Above Threshold

DTC C0278 00: Brake Pedal Position Sensor Not Calibrated

DTC C0870 03 : Device Voltage Reference Output 1 Circuit Voltage Below Threshold
DTC C0870 07 : Device Voltage Reference Output 1 Circuit Voltage Above Threshold
As you can see a number of DTC'S can be set , so do yourself a favor an let a qualified technician check it

Circuit/System Description
The brake pedal position sensor is used to sense the action of the driver application of the brake pedal. The brake pedal position sensor provides an analog voltage signal that will increase as the brake pedal is applied. The body control module (BCM) provides a low reference signal and a 5-volt reference voltage to the brake pedal position sensor. When the variable signal reaches a voltage threshold indicating the brakes have been applied, the BCM will apply battery positive voltage to the stop lamps, center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL), transmission control module (TCM), and engine control module (ECM). The stop lamps will not operate unless the ignition is in the ON position.

DTC P0572 : Brake Switch Circuit 1 Low Voltage
DTC P0573 : Brake Switch Circuit 1 High Voltage

It's hard to fix something when you don't have a clue how it works . The CC is also a controlled function of the BCM .
The BCM monitors the signal circuit of the cruise control switches. The BCM relays the cruise control switch status to the ECM via the GMLAN serial data circuit. The ECM uses the status of the cruise control switch to determine when to capture and maintain the vehicle speed. The ECM monitors the vehicle speed signal circuit in order to determine and the desired vehicle speed. The ECM uses the TAC motor in order to maintain the vehicle speed. For further review of the TAC system, refer to Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) System Description for the 2.0L engine or to Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) System Description for the 2.4L engine. Ignition voltage is supplied to the cruise control switch from the 2-amp CRUISE fuse located in the integrated BCM fuse block. The cruise control switches are located on the steering wheel. The cruise control function switches are arranged in a resistive ladder design, with each cruise control function switch having a different resistance value. The BCM detects a specific voltage value that is associated with any cruise control function switch being activated. When the normally open cruise control on/off switch is turned ON, the switch closes and the BCM detects a predetermined voltage signal on the cruise control set/coast and resume/accel switch signal circuit. The BCM sends a GMLAN serial data message to the ECM indicating that the On/Off switch is active. Similarly, when the + RES switch or the - SET switch are pressed, the BCM detects the predetermined voltage signal on the cruise control set/coast and resume/accel switch signal circuit. To engage the cruise control system, ensure that the vehicle speed is above 40.2 km/h (25 mph), turn the cruise On/Off switch ON and momentarily press the - SET switch. The ECM will engage the cruise control system and record the vehicle speed. The ECM sends a GMLAN serial data message via the BCM to the driver information center (DIC) in order to display the CRUISE ENGAGED message. The - SET switch or the + RES switch will remain inactive when the BCM has not received the predetermined voltage signal from the On/Off switch. Pressing the accelerator pedal, while the cruise control system is engaged, will allow the driver to override the cruise control system in order to accelerate the vehicle beyond the current set vehicle speed. When the accelerator pedal is released, the vehicle will decelerate and resume the current set vehicle speed. The driver can also override the current set vehicle speed via the - SET switch and the + RES switch. When the cruise control system is engaged, pressing and holding the - SET switch will allow the vehicle to decelerate from the current set vehicle speed without deactivating the cruise control system. When the - SET switch is released, the ECM will record the vehicle speed and maintain the vehicle speed as the new set vehicle speed. When the cruise control system is engaged, momentarily pressing the - SET switch will allow the vehicle to decelerate at 1.6 km/h (1 mph) increments for each time that the - SET is momentarily pressed, with a minimum vehicle speed of 37 km/h (23 mph). Pressing and holding the + RES switch, when the cruise control system is engaged, will allow the vehicle to accelerate to a greater vehicle speed than the current set vehicle speed. When the + RES switch is released, the ECM will record the vehicle speed and maintain the vehicle speed as the new set vehicle speed. When the cruise control system is engaged, momentarily pressing the + RES switch will allow the vehicle to accelerate at 1.6 km/h (1 mph) increments for each time that the + RES switch is momentarily pressed, with the maximum acceleration total of 16 km/h (10 mph) over the current set vehicle speed. Momentarily pressing the + RES switch after the cruise control system has been disengaged by pressing the brake pedal, will recall the previous set vehicle speed that is recorded in the ECM.

Saturn Cars &... | Answered on Apr 05, 2020


There may be about four of them, two for the intake, bank 1 and bank 2.
Two for exhaust, bank 1 and bank 2.
Hopefully the trouble code will tell you which one? If you could post the code number, we may be able to be more specific?

Saturn Outlook... | Answered on Mar 31, 2020


your awd is automatic when wheel slips rear wheels engage no on off button / leaver if a light comes on It will come on and stay on to
indicate there may be a problem
with the drive system and service is
required. If the light stays on, it must
be reset. To reset the light, turn the
ignition off and then back on again.
If the light stays on, see your
dealer/retailer for service but check fuses and relays then abs system this is your owners manual https://www.manualslib.com/manual/149216/Saturn-2009-Vue.html?page=213#manual

Saturn Cars &... | Answered on Mar 31, 2020


1. Switch off the car
2. Pop up the hood and raise it
3. Locate the transmission fluid cap
4. Remove the cap to add fluid
5. Check the owner's manual on what type of fluid your car requires and in what quantity. It is essential to use the right fluid and not anything off the shelf.
6. Remove the dipstick and start filling up the fluid slowly - you don't want to add too little or overfill.
7. Now put back the dipstick, switch on the vehicle and start shifting gears. Remove the dipstick and see the marking to know if you your car has the right amount of fluid
8. Put back the cap by turning it clockwise.

2008 Saturn VUE | Answered on Mar 30, 2020


possible but more likely a short some where or improper connection during a jump

Saturn Cars &... | Answered on Mar 29, 2020


Sounds like Limp Mode. Get it on a code reader and read the engine light codes. They will tell you the problem.

or

https://carfromjapan.com/article/car-maintenance/car-wont-move-in-drive-but-will-in-reverse/

2003 Saturn VUE | Answered on Mar 26, 2020


your vechicle has the electronic power steering.which is controlled by power steering module the power steering module receive information from the torque sensors in steering wheel and vechicle speed sensor.when speeds are slowest the steering input that tracks the amount of power assist.THIS TYPE POWER STEERING UNIT DEALERSHIP FIX NEED DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT TO WORK ON THEM.

2008 Saturn VUE | Answered on Mar 23, 2020


Under the floor board of the driver's side about where your left foot would rest.

1996 Saturn SL | Answered on Mar 21, 2020

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