Starter Disable


#1

The starter disable feature may be activated on my 1998 Saturn. Does anyone know how to disarm it? I have the original keys and keypad.


#2

If it is, the security light should be steadilly illuminated on the dash. Is it?>


#3

I will look. Where might this light be?


#4

No lights are on. I just checked the manual, and there are not any “Security” lights that are mentioned.


#5

The reason I think this is that the battery is fairly new. The car had just started. I turned it off quickly to run inside. When I came back out to turn it on again, the key turned, all the lights, air, etc… came on but no response from the motor at all. We have a remote key pad. I have read that there is a starter disable system in the Security system. But, it doesn’t say how to override it if it is tripped somehow.


#6

On my 1996 Saturn there was a way to disable the ignition kill by unlocking and locking the driver door two or three times in a row with the key - call Saturn and ask one of their technicians about this. Your remotes may need to be re-synched with the computer, which they can also provide instructions for doing, or charge you to do it themselves.


#7

Thanks! We will try this. I’ll let you know. Right now we are following the directions in the manual for “resynching”.


#8

That’s annoying. No telltale lamp for the diasbler.

Well it sounds like you got the suggestion you needed. Good luck!

-Matt