Interior lights & alarm/chimes

Asked by Jan 31, 2011 at 10:53 PM about the 2006 Saturn ION 3 Coupe Auto

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Every once in a while my saturn, you drive, stop the car, key in igniton, door closed, the chimes start & the interior light comes on.  The chimes & interior lights shouldn't come on until the door is opened.  When parked & doors locked, alarm goes off randomly.  What is the problem?

2 Answers

10,755

One of your door switches are faulty. The trick is finding out which one since it is randomly acting up.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
355

the quick fix is to pull the circuit breaker if that happens at night while you're driving (assuming it will, and it's not limitted to just when you're stopped). now, fixing it for real... what you do is grab a hanes manual or something and pull your door apart (easy does it, nice and clean, don't break anything), remove the switch and run an ohmeter on it (after the breaker is pulled so you don't mess up your equipment). one of them will be off (in a perfect world, all 2 point switches are either 0 ohms or infinity ohms, but as we all know... nothing's perfect. especially intermittent electrical problems). you have three choices at this point... since it's a saturn which doesn't exist anymore you can try to find a replacement for one, replace both just to be sure, or leave it reading that the door's closed (whether that means open or closed circuit, depending on the car).

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Saturn ION Experts

  • #1
    Edgar987669
    Reputation
    1,170
  • #2
    charlene1960
    Reputation
    750
  • #3
    KEGOFF
    Reputation
    630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saturn Aura
17 Great Deals out of 929 listings starting at $1,350
Used Saturn VUE
22 Great Deals out of 1,823 listings starting at $2,200
Used Honda Accord
925 Great Deals out of 78,230 listings starting at $1,295
Used Hyundai Sonata
783 Great Deals out of 53,095 listings starting at $1,745
Used Cadillac DeVille
1,424 listings starting at $2,695
Used Chevrolet Impala
557 Great Deals out of 33,311 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Corolla
889 Great Deals out of 65,102 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
13 Great Deals out of 2,464 listings starting at $950
Used Ford F-150
3,268 Great Deals out of 224,292 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.