Small problems hopefully.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by johninKY, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. johninKY

    johninKY Guest

    99 Saturn wagon. Wife's car. Dome light has stopped working. Bulb good
    just no power to the fixture. Wife also told me the key fob thingee tha
    she uses to activate the dome light doesn't anymore.

    Other problem is the inside, down by the seat, lever that opens the bac
    hatch has stopped working. Look for a cable but appears there is n
    cable. Exactly what releases the latch in the hatch anyways?


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    oppie Guest

    Be good to say which wagon model it was.
    Can't help you with the lift gate release but on the dome lamp, is it the
    center or cargo area dome lamp?
    I have a 2001 lw300 and the cargo dome lamp went on the fritz. Traced it to
    a bad diode in the left side fuse panel (by driver's left foot). Replaced
    the diode and all was good.
    Both dome lamps should come on when you open a side door (depending on
    position of switched on dome lamp. similarly both come on when you hit
    unlock on the key fob. Power for these circuits comes through the BCM.

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  3. johninKY

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    johninKY, Jul 20, 2008
  4. johninKY

    Oppie Guest

    Glad to help but I must say, all that information is in your owner's manual.
    I suggest that you find it and read it. If you don't have one, it can be
    purchased either from Saturn parts or through online.

    There are quite a few things that are not intuitive on the newer cars.
    Really is useful to spend an evening reading the manual.

    Keep in mind that if the fuse blows again, you may have an intermittent
    short circuit that may take some troubleshooting. That information is only
    in the shop manual (and barely at that). <grin>


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    Oppie, Jul 21, 2008
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    Doug Miller Guest

    And *much* cheaper on eBay.
    Doug Miller, Jul 21, 2008
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