Check Engine Light and Erratic Gauge Operation on GMC Jimmy

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.

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Average mileage: 152,666 (100,000–190,000)
9 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
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2000 GMC Jimmy168,000
When I put me key in the ignition and turn it to accessories the over head light and the radio come on. And the service engine soon and the battery light come but flicker. Try and crank it it loses all power. No noises while trying to crank it. Have check battery and its good.
this has happen twice now with only 50k miles.
Changed ignition cause key would not come out and check engine light still on
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