SaturnFans.com
what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series Tech
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-20-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
yottabit
Member
yottabit is on a distinguished road
 
yottabit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 120
 
Default Won't turn over & key fob stopped working while wiring radio

So... I've been looking forward to wiring my new headunit and sub today but wasn't expecting this challenge. I ran my power and ground cables but they aren't connected to anything yet, and I removed my stock radio just fine. Drove the car around, all was good. Then I ran my remote and signal cables and somewhere along the line must have screwed something up, becuase now I can't get the car to turn over and I also noticed the key fob doesn't work.

The battery appears to be fully charged (as I learned from hooking up my battery charger) and the headlights, hvac, brake lights all work and I can hear the fuel pump coming on. I checked basically all the fuses and they are still good. I hear a click when I try to turn it over but it sounds like its maybe coming from a relay and not the starter.

I also realized I had left my ebay radio wiring harness plugged in with partilaly exposed wires while the battery was hooked up. So there is the (slight) possibility that I may have fried something if the 12v line floated around and touched something. The only other thing I did was remove the fuse panel cover and some other trim pieces to run my wires. The new radio isn't hooked up yet.

So, any thoughts? I saw another thread mentioning something called the BCM that links the remote and ignition, could this have anything to do with that?

Any help is GREATLY appreciated of course.

By the way, its a 1999 SC2, manual, power locks, power windows, remote entry etc

...
'99 Saturn SC2 5 speed, White

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to yottabit's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help yottabit reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
yottabit is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 06-20-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
yottabit
Member
yottabit is on a distinguished road
 
yottabit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 120
 
Default Re: Won't turn over & key fob stopped working while wiring radio

The power locks are also working erratically now... they don't always completely lock or unlock and I can hear a clicking from what I believe is the RKE module (passenger side rear seat area). If the RKE module were screwed up would that keep the car from starting? I saw that its tied into the starter circuit somehow in my haynes manual.
I was working in that area when running my signal wires so its possible I screwed something up.

...
'99 Saturn SC2 5 speed, White

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to yottabit's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help yottabit reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
yottabit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 06:17 PM   #3
yottabit
Member
yottabit is on a distinguished road
 
yottabit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 120
 
Default Re: Won't turn over & key fob stopped working while wiring radio

Problem solved! It was the "Chime" fuse

...
'99 Saturn SC2 5 speed, White

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to yottabit's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help yottabit reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
yottabit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 08:56 PM   #4
OldNuc
Super Member
OldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond reputeOldNuc has a reputation beyond repute
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Far Southwestern Iowa
Posts: 66,683
 

1998 SC2
Default Re: Won't turn over & key fob stopped working while wiring radio

good! You just saved me from asking all of the "OK what fuse did you fry" questions. Be careful with the wiring.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to OldNuc's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help OldNuc reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
OldNuc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Key Fob - Not working oreoucky S-Series General 4 01-14-2010 11:11 AM
Remote Key (Fob) not working after dead battery skyrn Sky Tech 2 09-08-2009 11:49 PM
Radio, Auto dimming mirror and Key fob not working. RedLineVue05 Vue Tech 4 07-11-2009 09:07 PM
Key FOB stopped working SpohnSoftware S-Series Tech 0 05-27-2009 09:28 PM
Key Fob Not Working beltscot Vue General 21 07-07-2003 09:26 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 AM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.