question for Ion owners about day time RL/turn signals

Discussion in 'Saturn ION' started by Charles Paluda, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Have you had problems with these bulbs burning out? This may only apply to
    the quadcoupe but I don't know if the sedan uses the same bulb. My new
    quadcoupe.......week and a half old with 800 miles on it........had the
    front right dtr/turn signal/running light bulb go out this weekend. I took
    it over to the dealer today where they replaced it under warranty no problem
    then the service guy mentions they've replaced quite a few and don't know
    why they're going. My guess is hopefully the factory just got a bad batch
    of bulbs and it's not something like an engineering flaw where they used an
    inferior bulb design. So I'm wondering how many others may have had this
    happen and what kind of mileage?

    Charles Paluda, Sep 3, 2003
  2. Our ION-3 Quad Coupe burned out the left front DRL at only a couple of
    hundred miles. The dealer replaced it under warranty and the replacement
    is still working at 2800 miles.

    Bill K.
    William E. Krantz, Jr., Sep 4, 2003
  3. I've seen a few reports of this (mainly on the forums). It
    seems like they probably had a bad batch of bulbs..
    Robert Hancock, Sep 6, 2003
  4. Charles Paluda

    Mark Walters Guest

    I've heard about this happening with some Ions, and the problem is
    fixed by replacing the socket that holds the bulb.

    There is also some indication that some of the bulbs that shipped
    originally with Ions weren't crimped properly, and were loose in the

    Replacing the bulb with a brand new one (which had been manufactured
    recently, and thus had no crimp problem) appears to fix some problems,
    while replacing the housing assembly has also been done to fix it.
    Mark Walters, Sep 6, 2003
  5. Thanks for the responses. Yeah I'm hoping it was just a bad batch of bulbs.
    The car was manufactured in late July according to the tag on the door so
    hopefully if the bad socket problem was due to manufacturing issues they had
    it fixed by that time. Anyway, we'll see what happens I guess.

    Charles Paluda, Sep 6, 2003
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