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Why would the headlights dash lights and the security light come on in a Saturn L200 when the car has been on for an hour or more?

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2005-11-24 23:29:34
2005-11-24 23:29:34

Most likely cause is a faulty "driver" in the Body Control Module Very common problem for these cars Must be changed and programmed by the dealer About 400 Canadian if out of warranty

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