1999 Saturn SL2 Possible ignition switch problem.

Tiny
KELYN.DENTON@GMAIL.COM
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1999 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Automatic

We had to have AAA jump the car off and they told us to buy a new battery. We did this and installed it. After doing this the car would not shut off even with the key out of the ignition. We tried unhooking the battery and it still would not shut off. After flipping a fuse we got it to shut off. The it started up and down fine. A couple hours later we drove it somewhere and came back out and it would not start. When we would turn the key there was no clicking just silence and none of the dash light would come on either. Any suggestions on is the ignition switch has gone bad or what?
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Friday, June 25th, 2010 AT 9:00 PM

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Tiny
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First charge and test your battery and make sure your battery cables are clean and all your fuse's are good then I will give you further instructions.
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Friday, June 25th, 2010 AT 10:22 PM
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Even with the battery being brand new we should have it tested? Anything specific we should clean the battery cables with? Sorry for all the questions.
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Friday, June 25th, 2010 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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The reason I said to charge and have the battery tested is because you said you have no dash light's or power.I just don't want you tracing power with a possibley dead battery. As far the battery cables go just make sure they don't have acid and are corroded. Let me know when you have done these step's. Also do you have a multimeter.
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Friday, June 25th, 2010 AT 11:46 PM
Tiny
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Sorry we havent been able to get back to you. We are currently getting the car towed back to our apartment to be able to check these things. We do not have a multimeter. We were told to check some kind of relay switch in the fuse box under the hood as well.
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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 3:31 PM
Tiny
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Well let me know when your ready to do some testing. Your going to have to invest in a multimeter so you can do some testing to figure out what's wrong with your car.I can't think of what relay they want you to check under the hood. The maxi 30 amp ign3 fuse in your underhood fuse box your going to want to check and see if that has power to both side's of it. Also check all your fuse's inside and outside. You can get a multimetter pretty cheap. You might be able to rent a multimetter at auto zone for free.
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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 3:47 PM

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