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Yes and no, I suggest getting a hold of a local audio installation shop and see if they can help you. To install an aftermarket remote start system you have to bypass the anti theft system.

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Oct 11, 2018


dont know, but im having the same problem. my pass. side front wont work, and the driver rear wont work. its a 2005 ion 2 i suspect its the motors in both of them. i will let you know in a day or two, as soon as i check the parts yard to get a couple.

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Aug 20, 2018


Your vehicle is fitted with an electronic ignition key lock.
they are in place to prevent you from removing the key when the vehicle is still in gear/not in park or park brake not applied, some foot not on brake ect.

They are activated by a small electric solenoid on the back of the ignition barrel.

You could have a faulty ignition barrel, solenoid or ECU signal lost or parameters are not being met,eg. vehicle still in gear.

watch the below video on how to remove and clean the barrel may help, or at least you can further diagnose from that point.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1aPknAvXmU


2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


If the key comes out in any position besides lock, the lock not the switch needs replaced. Most commonly caused by years of heavy keychains. They pretty easy to change out and not to expensive, typically under 20. Sounds like the little springs are worn. This will fix problem of being able to remove key in acc position. And in lock position should prevent a battery drain.

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2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Feb 09, 2018


The motor an EPS - electric power steering module have to be replaced together . The module needs to be programmed , Dealer ! Could be a steering angle sensor also . Could have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code's stored .
The electric power steering (EPS) system reduces the amount of effort needed to steer the vehicle. The system uses the body control module (BCM), power steering control module (PSCM), torque sensor, discrete battery voltage supply circuit, EPS motor, serial data bus, and the instrument panel cluster (IPC) message center to perform the system functions. The PSCM, torque sensor, not the EPS motor are serviced separately from each other or from the steering column. Any EPS components diagnosed to be malfunctioning requires replacement of the steering column assembly, also known as the EPS assembly.
Can set a number of code's
DTC C0000
DTC C0475
DTC C0476
DTC C0545
DTC C0847
DTC C0848
DTC C0896
DTC C0899
DTC C0900

Your best bet , let a qualified repair shop that has the diagnostic skill's to find the problem !

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Dec 26, 2017


Suggest you check the power steering fluid level. May be running low. Prolonged operation at low level can damage the unit.

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Nov 01, 2017


That sounds like battery--wiring-or starter. Check the battery voltage. It should be 12.6. volts with engine off. Clean the battery terminals.

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Oct 21, 2017


Check your catalina converter..Might be clogged

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Sep 17, 2017


since the problem was seen shortly after you installed the radio; I would disconnect the power to the radio first. it usually has an inline fuse that you can just disconnect. then check to see if your symptoms went away. if so. the wiring is wrong for the radio.

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Sep 13, 2017


changing plugs is not the answer
adding quality injector cleaner to the fuel is a far better option as misfires are from problem injectors / low fuel pressures and pump problems
have the fault codes read to get a close answer to the problem

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Sep 07, 2017


Might be a dealer only part.

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Sep 03, 2017


In the under hood fuse box ! It will be marked on the inside of the lid .

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Apr 06, 2017


Not fun, that is for sure. If you cannot get to the core through the area behind the glove box, it will be a bear of a job.

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Mar 19, 2017


Maybe 5 or 6 years , depends . Battery in my chevy cavalier lasted 6 yr's .

2005 Saturn ION | Answered on Mar 19, 2017

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