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Old 01-29-2017, 01:00 PM   #1
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Attention 2008 saturn vue electrical issues

i have a 2008 Vue and recently have been having electrical issues and need ideas on what could be the cause. every so often when i turn my brights on my radio goes off for a few seconds, when turn brights off radio may turn off for a few seconds, when brights are turned on the traction control light and the other light that looks like the traction one will stay on. now this isn't everytime i mess with the lights, just on occcasion but is happening more frequently. any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-29-2017, 06:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2008 saturn vue electrical issues

I recall service bulletin for flaky lighting issues ... I'll try to track down.

Until I find - basics you can try are remove cover from underhood fuse block/electrical center and locate three bolt heads spread throughout the box.

Test each bolt for tightness - the fuse box consists of a few "slices" and a good connection between each slice is very important. Tighten each bolt equal amount.

Another possibility is a loose audio fuse in the Instrument Panel Fuse Box. This 15 amp fuse provides power to radio, instrument panel cluster (IPC) and the I/P multifunction switch.

I recall SB saying you should use a pocket screwdriver to firmly seat the fuse in fuse sockets.

If the first two steps don't solve the problem you could check G302 ground stud nut for tightness. This ground point is near dead center on floorboard under the drivers seat.

There's yet another SB which affects ABS & TCS lights on IPC ... I can email if you want to see ... use PM to send an address.

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