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Old 01-02-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Sad 2006 ION 2 - Random Electronic Problems / Posessed!

Hello all, new user here with some strange issues on my 2006 Saturn Ion Level 2. It has 48k miles on it (so out of warranty) and I'm scared to death that the problem could be the BCM!

The car has been having random problems like the following:
* sometimes when I hit the "lock" button on the keyfob twice, the doors lock, but it doesn't honk the horn like it should to indicate the "alarm" is on.
* the dome lights don't always turn off when I shut the doors after getting out of the car
* dome lights don't always turn off shortly after starting the car, but do eventually turn off after I get driving
* the doors don't always auto-lock after I reach 5mph
* sometimes when driving down the road or just parked, the doors will try to lock themselves over and over and over (when parked, this makes it sound like the alarm is going off, only they are short horn beeps instead of long ones)
* when parked, alarm randomly goes off

I've also had the issue with the car not starting (no crank, nothing) when it's very cold outside. From what I've read elsewhere, it related to the Passkey system.

I just took it to autozone, and they said there are no error codes. I've tried unhooking the battery and leaving it over night to try to reset the BCM.

It's posessed! Does anyone have any ideas?

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Old 01-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2006 ION 2 - Random Electronic Problems / Posessed!

either it's your door switch, ignition switch, accessory speed circuit (for the auto lock, wipers and stereo), and BCM, or it's just your BCM. My bet is it's your BCM. Also, your ECU and BCM fall under your powertrain warranty, which if you bought your car certified used, you have for 5 years/100000 miles

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Old 01-02-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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either it's your door switch, ignition switch, accessory speed circuit (for the auto lock, wipers and stereo), and BCM, or it's just your BCM. My bet is it's your BCM. Also, your ECU and BCM fall under your powertrain warranty, which if you bought your car certified used, you have for 5 years/100000 miles
I bought the car new in 2006. From my understanding, it only had a 3yr/36000 mile powertrain warranty.

http://www.automotive.com/2006/12/sa...nty/index.html

2007 is when they started the 100k mile warranty

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