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Forum: Ion General 02-07-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Elsongs
Re: Door chime sounds even when headlights are off & keys are out!

I had the ignition replaced a few years ago during the GM recall. Or is that a totally separate part? Also, I've never had a problem with my power locks.
Forum: Ion General 02-04-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Elsongs
Door chime sounds even when headlights are off & keys are out!

My 2005 ION2's door chime keeps going off when the driver's side door is open even though my headlights are off and the keys are removed. The deactivation rod is still intact and obviously the chime...
Forum: Ion General 01-06-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Elsongs
Re: 2005 ION2 - Won't Start

This is the diagnostic report from the mobile mechanic (12/18/2021):



Verify customer concerned vehicle will not crank. Check harness integrity from fuse box to starter, okay at this time....
Forum: Ion General 12-17-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By Elsongs
Saturn Specialist in Los Angeles/Southern California Area? - ECM Reprogramming

I recently had a problem with my 2005 ION2 not starting. I had a mobile mechanic come by and do a diagnostic. He ran several tests - The battery works, the starter works. But he could not communicate...
Forum: Ion General 12-15-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Elsongs
Re: 2005 ION2 - Won't Start

My battery was bought in early 2019. I am at home; my car is sitting in my driveway and was fully charged last night using a battery charger.
Forum: Ion General 12-15-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Elsongs
2005 ION2 - Won't Start

My trusty 2005 ION2 won't start all of a sudden in my driveway.

The battery is fine - I've even had it fully recharged. Headlights don't dim when I try to start the car. No cranking sound...
Forum: Ion General 06-28-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By Elsongs
'05 ION - Engine Suddenly Shut Down?

On Wednesday, I was driving around town and right after I left the house, I noticed a little lag in acceleration. A couple miles ahead, as I was making a right turn, my car lost power, the engine...
Forum: Ion General 03-24-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Elsongs
Re: 2007 saturn ion radio

Go to crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com) and search for the car stereo models with the features you want according to your particular make/model/year of car. I bought a Pioneer CD/HD Radio...
Forum: Ion General 03-23-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By Elsongs
Replacment Saturn ION remote key fobs?

Anyone know of an online source for replacement Saturn ION remote key fob shells? The electronics in mine work perfectly fine, but the key fob shell is cracked and I'd also like to replace the rubber...
Forum: Ion General 03-14-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By Elsongs
Re: Front Passenger Turn Signal Issue

I had this problem a couple years ago. The bulb was fine but the contacts were "slightly burned out" that there was no electrical contact. I used some sandpaper to clean it off and used a tiny piece...
Forum: Ion General 03-13-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 618
Posted By Elsongs
2005 ION - Ignition Chime Heard Even When There Is No Key

I have a 2005 ION2, and lately (for the past couple months or so), I've noticed that the ignition chime goes off when I open my car door, even though there is no key in the ignition, nor are there...
Forum: Ion General 01-25-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,976
Posted By Elsongs
Re: 2005 ION - What part is this and where can I find it?

Thanks! Just ordered the part from a source on eBay (they had the lowest shipping charge) -- some of these online parts retailers charge a ridiculous amount for postage for such a tiny, non-fragile...
Forum: Ion General 01-24-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,976
Posted By Elsongs
Re: 2005 ION - What part is this and where can I find it?

Thanks! If I'm ordering this part, what defines the left side or right side? Looking towards the front of the car, or from the perspective of inside the car? The part I need is for the driver's side...
Forum: Ion General 11-04-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Elsongs
Re: Southern CA Mechanic Recommendation - ION swaybar/bushing issue

See, this is what I keep hearing, I'm looking for a shop that actually understands this, and not just buys any available replacement part.
Forum: Ion General 11-03-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Elsongs
Southern CA Mechanic Recommendation - ION swaybar/bushing issue

I have an '05 ION2 that started to get those klunking noises around 2009/2010 or so, I brought it to a neighborhood shop in 2012 who got the swaybar/bushing replaced. All was well until around this...
Forum: Ion General 12-22-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,976
Posted By Elsongs
2005 ION - What part is this and where can I find it?

There's a little triangular plastic cap that's on the corner of the front headlights on the 2005 ION that got popped off in a minor accident a couple years ago. What is it called exactly, and where...
Forum: Ion General 06-08-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,929
Posted By Elsongs
Dry rubbing sound when turning steering wheel?

I've noticed lately hearing a dry, rubbing sound whenever I turn my steering wheel around on my 2004 ION-2 during turns or parking maneuvers. I don't have any difficulty turning, it's just the sound...
Forum: Ion General 07-26-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,421
Posted By Elsongs
Re: 2004 Saturn Ion power window, door lock problem.

How do we access that? I, too have had problems. First the rear driver's side window won't roll down, now both rear windows will not work.
Forum: Ion General 07-26-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,119
Posted By Elsongs
Re: 2005 Ion Car Stereo Replacement?

Thanks all. I've never installed a car stereo before. A friend of mine used to do car stereo installs for a living and told me, "You need an amp and new speakers" and I thought it was too much...
Forum: Ion General 07-21-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,119
Posted By Elsongs
2005 Ion Car Stereo Replacement?

My stock stereo is starting to crap out on me lately. It no longer plays CDs (yes, I've already tried using a laser cleaning CD), and after it rejects CDs, once I switch it back to radio, I hear four...
Forum: Ion General 07-07-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Elsongs
Check Engine Light Conundrum

Last December, I went on a trip around 200+ miles away and while there my "Check Engine Light" went on. Never had any issue with the engine nor problem starting or running the car.

Some time later...
Forum: Ion General 07-06-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By Elsongs
HVAC System Clicking?

When I started my car today, I heard this repetitive clicking noise coming from the passenger side dashboard, somewhere behind the glove compartment.

It's HVAC-related because the noise stopped as...
Forum: Ion General 05-08-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,117
Posted By Elsongs
Re: How long did your battery last in your ION??

I think my battery just died. It wouldn't start this morning, and the radio, HVAC and windows won't work. Even the horn beep after activating the alarm sounded different.

Hooked up a batter...
Forum: Ion General 04-24-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,100
Posted By Elsongs
Re: They finally recalled the key cylinder switch!

I have a 2005 ION that's affected by this recall, I've gotten the letter.

I've never had my ignition fail on me while driving, BUT I have been having this minor yet annoying problem of not being...
Forum: Ion General 04-25-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By Elsongs
Re: Please explain this weird engine/electrical problem

I just went to my local AutoZone and they told me that they couldn't do it -- it's against the law in the State of California for non-mechanic businesses to do computer scans of cars.

Meanwhile,...
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