This story comes to us from Mike Rutledge of EL SEGUNDO California about his wife’s 2004 Saturn Ion. He told us about how his vehicle started the “Spiral of Death” in 2011 but he had no knowledge of the cause or a solution to the dreaded SECURITY light. Much like many of us, the car would refuse to start, he’d have it towed to the mechanic, and it would amazingly start back up again when they tried it. If you’ve ever had a security issue, you know this all too well. So he struggled with this for years until GM recalled the ignition in the Ion. Problem solved right?
He writes “I got the car back from the Chevy dealer after they replaced the ignition under the recall. We picked up the car, it started and I’m thinking – GREAT…. problem solved. Not so fast…. The Ion made it to the gas station and never started again. No amount of reprogramming cycles or anything else would resurrect the car. Finally, after a lot of Google and Bing searches, I came across a blog thread that described the exact sequence of my failure. The recommendation was to install the NEWROCKIES PRO Module. Now, I’ve got to say, I was not necessarily confident, but people seemed to be raving about it’s effectiveness. I took the plunge and ordered the unit, which arrived in 3 days flat, perfectly packaged and simple steps to download the installation instructions from the website. Well, if you’ve ever worked on a Saturn vehicle, some things are just not easy, but I’ve got to say, the instructions were clear, and after taking the car apart to get to the proper plug on the BCM, the install went perfectly. Programming the PRO Module proceeded exactly as described and after a few hours of work, the car started right up and is running perfectly. For those of you out there that are thinking you have to spend $2,000 at the dealer to get your Theft Protection System replaced – think again. The PRO Module absolutely works, and I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone who is in the same situation. Here are some photos that hopefully encourage other customers to take the plunge. “
Mike writes, “I’m nearly 64, and not nearly as “flexible” as I used to be, so if I can do an install like this, I think anyone that can read directions and pay attention, should be able to be successful as well.”