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My son slid in to a concrete median with my 2006 Saturn vue

Customer Question

My son slid in to a concrete median with my 2006 Saturn vue the airbags deployed and not it will not start, what do I need to do to start it.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Yes its not that everything lights up but when I turn the key it will not turn over.
JA: Are you fixing your VUE yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, just want to be able to move it in my drive way the will fix bags and body damage.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Is it possible to start the car with the airbags deployed??
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 7 months ago.

Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. John aka eauto

Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 7 months ago.

does the starter make any noise?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
John, the start will not turn over, when the key is the on position all lights on the instrument panel light up, when I turn the key to start, there is nothing, the start does not turn. What I want to know is what steps are needed to reset the system to start the engine with the airbags still deployed, if you can not answer that question I need someone else.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I already paid $30 with no answer to my question I am not about to pay another $35 these are USD and I am paying in CAD.
Please provide and answer to my question
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 7 months ago.

air bags deployed do not deter the theft light on? is there power to the starter?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No the theft light is not on. As indicated previously no power goes to the start when the key is turned to start the engine.