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: 137,640 (98,100–200,000)
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
19 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
my truck turned on by itself, no keys, and drove itself into my friends garage door =/ wtf
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1998 Chevrolet S1098,100
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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1998 Chevrolet S1098,100
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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1997 Chevrolet S10132,000
Turn the key and no engine crank. I can here the fuel pump working but thats all.
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Abs light comes on and ac blower motor stops. Traced it down to a bad contact on the ignition switch
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1998 Chevrolet S10160,000
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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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!
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