Check Engine Light and Erratic Gauge Operation on Oldsmobile Bravada

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may fail and result in erratic instrument panel gauge operation or illumination of the Check Engine Light. A failed ignition switch will require replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 115,225 (42,000–177,000)
10 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004
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intermittently the car will not start. Full power to everything but no noise or crank. I lock/unlock with the door switch and it usually starts, sometimes a few min... sometimes longer. now it will not start at all. I was told its the ignition switch.
Truck will turn over fine,and when it starts, it runs fine.
When key is on "run" position, the dash lights will only come on 1 out of 10 times. If the dash lights come on, it'll start. if not, it just turns over. Repaired once by replacing entire steering column (easier than digging past the airbag to get to the ignition).
eratic guage movement, radio off and on. alternator light on but car still runs and the battery remains charged
check engine light stays on. I've replaced the cap as dealership requested 2 times. Still having problem