Saturn

Saturn Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Saturn

2008 Saturn Vue: to the owners manual, should be equipped..dashboard

Customer Question
I have a 2008 Saturn...
I have a 2008 Saturn Vue which, according to the owner's manual, should be equipped with a compass. I have tried to go through the "calibration" procedures as described in the manual, but there is no sign of a compass anywhere on the dashboard. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to get the compass to show up? Thank you . . .
Submitted: 5 years ago.Category: Saturn
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Saturn Question
Answered in 16 minutes by:
3/3/2012
Saturn Mechanic: Randall C, ASE Master Tech replied 5 years ago
Randall C
Randall C, ASE Master Tech
Category: Saturn
Satisfied Customers: 13,131
Experience: ASE Master Certified, 32 Yrs Exp, All Cars/trucks
Verified

Tracer :

Hello, I am Randall. excatly what options do show up as you press the reset stem

Tracer :

I guess I am asking what options show up when you press and release the reset stem over/over

Customer:

Nothing shows up

Customer:

I do get the "Trip A" and "Trip B" mileage showing up, but that's it . . .

Tracer :

so you keep hitting the button and only trip a and b

Customer:

Yes, and when I "Hold the reset button down" (as the manual suggests), nothing else comes up.

Tracer :

do units change when you turn the rest button either way

Tracer :

One of 3 things. Either yours is not equipped with the compass, or its the rearview mirror type which you would see obviously, or the IPC( cluster) is failed. I do know the compass was an option even if listed in the manual. My daughter has the 2007 Vue with no compass. There is a bulletin about the compass where GM re programs the IPC but this is only when a flashing C comes up. the compass was not standard equipment on the VUE so possible, and most likely you do not have it. Outside temp was another option,. You did not mention if you had that or not

Customer:

I tried to turn the reset button, but it seemed pretty "firm", so I did not try to force it

Tracer :

then yours in not setup with the options. You have the basic IPC with trip/miles only

Tracer :

the lack of the stem turning easy each direction pretty much confirms this

Customer:

But the manual does not indicate it as an option. It just talks about it as though itis standard equioment

Tracer :

I just spoke with daughter on phone, her manual says compass but.. she does not have one. I realize this in the same way the manual talk of different radios etc. the fact you knob does not turn, will not scroll through outside temp, compass, C etc, you do not have that option. I am looking at the manual as well and correct, only shows the calibrate. you just would not have a non option and at same time not be able to turn the reset knob

Tracer :

the ONLY other option is a problem with the IPC but only GM dealer can tap into it an reprogram

Tracer :

we cant do that in our shop, dealer scan tool only

Customer:

What is the "IPC?"

Tracer :

instrument panel cluster, its a computer in your vehicle, not just old style dash/cluster

Customer:

OK, I hear you, but that is quite misleading on Saturn's part

Tracer :

its not just Saturn. many manuals depict that way. I do agree though

Customer:

OK, I will hit "Accept" - - Thank you for your time . . .

Tracer :

your welcome. maybe check with local GM and have them plug into dash/IPC, may? be a program glitch but lean a bit from that

Customer:

Have a nice day . . .

Randall C
Randall C, ASE Master Tech
Category: Saturn
Satisfied Customers: 13,131
Experience: ASE Master Certified, 32 Yrs Exp, All Cars/trucks
Verified
Randall C and 87 other Saturn Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Randall C Your Own Question
Randall C
Randall C
Randall C, ASE Master Tech
Category: Saturn
Satisfied Customers: 13,131
13,131 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE Master Certified, 32 Yrs Exp, All Cars/trucks

Randall C is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

819 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 15+ Years

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Saturn Tech -

636 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Saturn Diagnostics

Gm Tech (Cam)

Gm Tech (Cam)

Saturn Mechanic

572 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Saturn Technician

455 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Saturn Mechanic

406 satisfied customers

GM, Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

John

John

ASE Certified Technician

375 satisfied customers

Master ASE technician,Master GM technician,40 years experience

cartech

cartech

ASE Certified Technician

305 satisfied customers

25 year master tech and shop owner

< Previous | Next >

Related Saturn Questions
When raining or roads wet the stabilitrack system shows off
When raining or roads wet the stabilitrack system shows off and is followed by our theft deterrent alarm going off while driving and will not shut off. We've tried using the remote, shutting off the e… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Saturn Vue has keys stuck in the ignition in ACC and on,
Saturn Vue has keys stuck in the ignition in ACC and on, will not start car. Steering wheel is unlocked, new battery. … read more
Gm Tech (Cam)
Gm Tech (Cam)
Saturn Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
572 satisfied customers
Saturn Ion 2005. Engine light on. Have had it checked and
Saturn Ion 2005. Engine light on. Have had it checked and informed it had something to do with controller. Car will sometimes, (Too often), near total loss of power. If I turn car off and wait a bit i… read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
I'm having problems with my 2008 Saturn vie no v to fuel
Hi my name is ***** ***** I'm having problems with my 2008 Saturn vie no v to fuel pump … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,388 satisfied customers
Oil in water, over heating, replaced head gasket, still oil
Oil in water, over heating, replaced head gasket, still oil in water. No water in oil … read more
Gm Tech (Cam)
Gm Tech (Cam)
Saturn Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
572 satisfied customers
The heater output is very low at low engine speed, had
The heater output is very low at low engine speed, had thermostat replaced along with crossover gasket. … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,659 satisfied customers
Fan is staying on even after the car is turned off. 2004 Vue
Fan is staying on even after the car is turned off … read more
George H.
George H.
ASE Certified Technician
Associate Degree
819 satisfied customers
I have no tachometer. It's an 08 Saturn Vue 3.5. New
What gives the tachometer signal? Ecm or Bcm? I know it comes from the crank sensor.. … read more
Gm Tech (Cam)
Gm Tech (Cam)
Saturn Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
572 satisfied customers
I recently bought a used 2004 Saturn Ion that I assumed had
I recently bought a used 2004 Saturn Ion that I assumed had a bad ignition switch. The guy that I bought it from had literally everything removed from the steering column. I replaced the ignition swit… read more
Randall C
Randall C
ASE Master Tech
13,131 satisfied customers
It keeps blowing the fuse for the fuel pump, injector
It keeps blowing the fuse for the fuel pump, injector … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
Trying to see what kind of transmission fluid is needed for
Trying to see what kind of transmission fluid is needed for an 03 vue 2.2 … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
- Saturn Tech -
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
636 satisfied customers
My 2001 battery went so low that clock was not working and
My 2001 battery went so low that clock was not working and windows could not be opened. The low battery indicator light was on. Tried to jump start. Engine cranks but won't start. The low battery indi… read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,659 satisfied customers
Well I cant get it to stay running. Good battery, just had
Well I cant get it to stay running. Good battery, just had the alternator rebuilt, but as soon as I take the jumper cables the battery voltage immediately starts dropping until the car dies altogether… read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,659 satisfied customers
Error Code P0A37 Generator Temp Sensor. Not sure where it is
The code just came up and I was looking online to see what I could do … read more
Stephen, MBA
Stephen, MBA
Master's Degree
166 satisfied customers
Trying to add oil to my 95 Saturn sc2 but it won't go in. It
Trying to add oil to my 95 Saturn sc2 but it won't go in. It just pools in the filler and won't go down. … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,659 satisfied customers
I can not start due to the security system. The remote opens
I can not start due to the security system. The remote opens the doors , wont start by remote or key. Saturn Sl2 2001 … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
My notes are here Hmm stand by. Model XR. bought it used a
my notes are here https://sites.google.com/view/lcf-cars/2008-saturn-vue … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
2008 saturn vue 3.6 cranks but no start, codes p0016 p0017
2008 saturn vue 3.6 cranks but no start, codes p0016 p0017 p0018 and p0019 … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,388 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x