Check Engine Light and Erratic Gauge Operation on Chevrolet S10

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: 146,700 (98,100–200,000)
12 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003
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1997 Chevrolet S10 132,000 mi,
Turn the key and no engine crank. I can here the fuel pump working but thats all.
1998 Chevrolet S10 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.
my truck turned on by itself, no keys, and drove itself into my friends garage door =/ wtf
1998 Chevrolet S10 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.
I can turn my ignition switch to the on position and no lights come on, and then I let the truck sit for a couple of minutes and the lights pop on and then I can start the truck.
1998 Chevrolet S10 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.
Abs light comes on and ac blower motor stops. Traced it down to a bad contact on the ignition switch
2001 Chevrolet S10 192,000 mi,
turn key truck doesn't want to start continue to turn truck on and of but will not crank then randomly will decide to start? I have already replaced the neutral safety switch but that apparently is not the problem. need help please.
it will start and run good. after it gets warmed up it acts like you pulled the choke out. it has no power and engine missing and running very rough.i have replaced mass air sensor,crankshaft sensor,camsensor and distributor,igniton module,cattlact converter.
check engine light comes on and goes off after a few days.
Problems with engine light on! Wipers don't work an radio stopped at same time! Belt on mother making clicking noise! Head lights dem brights don't work! Need help!