Having problems with your 1998 Saturn SL ?

1999 SL2 wont start

\015 I was just wondering if anyone could help with my 1999 Saturn SL2. The car was running and starting fine until yesterday when I went to the store stopped car a when I got out my interior light, power locks, radio, keyless remote didn't work and of course the car. All lights on dash work but no click...Finally after messing with it it started and then again today same thing and at the same store...huh but no start up yet so I gave up for a while..... I know ..... Stay away from that store.. ha ha... Well I'm thinking probably anti-theft... Any Help from anyone would be great.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 19-03-2018

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This may be too late but for anyone else having this issue, try this page here. Solution #2 worked for me. Good luck!
I had a similar problem on my 94 SL2. Turn the key…..Nothing.
Even worse, it was intermittent, the worst type to troubleshoot.

At first it was rare. Pulling out the key , putting it back in and turning usually worked.
Over time it got progressively worse and stubborn.

Then one day it wouldn’t start for anything.

My\015\012car has an alarm with a ‘starter kill’. My first thought, alarm\015\012malfunction. So I located the two wires (they can be any color) going\015\012from the alarm module to the steering column. They are usually labeled\015\012appropriately on the module. I used a small jumper wire (alligator\015\012clips) to short them at the alarm. If the alarm was the problem, this\015\012would fix it. It didn’t.

Time to take apart the steering column.

The key tool will be a 7 or 8mm socket. Take off the two piece steering column shroud to expose the wiring.

On\015\012the left side, directly opposite the ignition, you’ll see a piece of\015\012round plastic held on with two bolts. This is really the ignition\015\012switch.
Take out the bolts (again 7 or 8mm).
Take out the two plugs (blue and white) from behind it.
Take off the switch.

Plan A: (For most people)
Replace this. Bring it with you to the parts store to compare it.
Bring it home. Bolt it on. Plug it in. Turn the key.

I can’t tell you how much it was , since I used …

Plan B: (For the deservedly cocky)
I took the switch apart and cleaned the contacts.
They were burnt. I scraped them clean, re-assembled the switch and tested it.

If you need me to explain Plan B, use Plan A.

Hope this helps, let me know how it goes.

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