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The car will not crank. It started this during the winter. Only when it was 30 degrees or below. If i went out to crank the car, it wouldnt crank, if i played around with it, after about 20 minutes, it would crank. Now it wont crank at all. The battery, alternator, and starter are good meaning nothing is wrong with them. Someone said something about a relay sensor switch. What is your advice. The ignition was replaced as well as a new key. I have a 2006 Saturn Ion.

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Lots of Issues with Ignition switches. Car will not crank due to incorrect pass lock voltage to BCM.Most Likely Has A DTC B2960,B3033 Stored in BCM Most likely need another Ignition switch..Good Luck

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I had the same problem and fixed it by getting a remote starter installed. When I look into the problem it was something to do with the Pass Lock system in the Ion not working in cold weather. A remote starter will bypass the Pass Lock system to start the car, I have survived two winters because of my remote starter

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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