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Chevrolet S10 Electrical Contacts in the Ignition Switch May Fail

 
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Average Mileage: 139,050 mi (98,100 mi - 200,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 98,100 mi

    In the middle of nowhere all the lights on the dash go on and the car just turns off,as if I've turned the key to the left,and shut it off,I let up on the accelerator,and it usually,the panel goes back to normal,and the truck is back.

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    98' s10 2.2. Very intermittent problem for a couple of years now. Checked everything. Grounds, replaced the major grounds, battery, checked for shorts, blown fuses etc. It makes perfect scense that my truck loses all power and throws a light. What turns your vehicle on and off? The switch. Narrowed it down to this. Even the techs at the dealer said my ignition had a lot of slop in it. I will be replacing my switch here next weekend.

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  • Visitor, , 98,100 mi

    In the middle of nowhere all the lights on the dash go on and the car just turns off,as if I've turned the key to the left,and shut it off,I let up on the accelerator,and it usually,the panel goes back to normal,and the truck is back.

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  •  Rookie

    Abs light comes on and ac blower motor stops.
    Traced it down to a bad contact on the ignition switch

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