Car Problem Reports
Saturn L300 Body Control Module
Saturn L300 Problem
Model Year Affected: 2003
Average Mileage: 60,874 mi (13,000 mi - 105,000 mi)
My dome lights went out on my 2003 saturn L300. My mechanic is quoting $800 to replace the body control module to fix this issue. He says that saturn parts are becoming harder to come by and recomends that I replace the BCM now to avoid further controll issues with my spedometer, cruise control and other lighting systems. Hmmm.... not sure what to do.
Had this problem recently and the BCM was replaced. It cost me close to $700 for total repairs. The Saturn part alone was almost $500. This car has been a problem since I got it -- new. Got an extended warranty and had lots of major things repaired under warranty, but since it expired, the car continues to drain me with expensive repairs. Only positive thing: it is still cheaper than buying a new car.
Visitor, 2003 Saturn L300, 45,598 mi
I NOTICED ABOUT 200 MILES AGO (3 MONTHS, I DON'T DRIVE MUCH) THAT THERE SEEMS TO BE A SHORT IN THE DRIVERS COMPARTMENT DASHBOARD LIGHTS, & WHEN I TRY TO ADJUST THE LIGHTS TO BRIGHTER OR LESS BRIGHT, LIGHTS EITHER GOES ALL THE WAY OFF MOST OF THE TIME, OR ALL THE WAY ON (NOT OFTEN). ALSO, IT SEEMS TO BE CONNECTED WITH A SHORT IN MY FAN MOTOR. IF THE LIGHTS ARE WORKING WELL, THEN I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH RUNNING MY FAN OR AIR CONDITIONER. HOWEVER, WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE FLICKERING, THEN MY FAN MOTOR DOESN'T WORK AT ALL. I HAVE NOT TAKEN THE CAR TO A MECHANIC YET, BUT THEREIS DEFINITELY A PROBLEM WITH ELECTRICAL SHORTING IN THE DRIVING COMPARTMENT.