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Old 02-14-2017, 03:25 PM   #4
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1999 SL2
2001 SL1
Default Re: 2002 SL2 Won't Start & New Radio???

Was this problem there before you installed the new radio?

Manual or automatic transmission? Could be the manual transmission clutch safety switch or the automatic transmission neutral safety switch. The CSS is located on the floor where the clutch pedal touches and the NSS is located in the console shift mechanism and joined to the ignition with a cable. Both cut power to the starter and would cause the condition you describe. You can bypass the CSS by disconnecting the connector and jumping the circuit on the wire harness side. For the NSS try shifting the shifter a couple times to complete the circuit.

You could also have a dead spot within your starter brushes. When it is in this state try tapping the starter with a block of wood. Sometimes that is enough to get you going and if it works then you should consider replacing your starter.
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1999 SL2 MT (299,400 km @ 11/2021)
2012 Ford Focus SEL HB MT
2011 Suburban LT

Past Saturns
2001 SL1 MT (438,500 km 11y)
1993 SW2 AT (10y)
2001 LW200 MT (3.5y)
1992 SL2 MT (5y)

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