Check Engine Light and Erratic Gauge Operation on GMC Sonoma

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: 165,000 (150,000–180,000)
9 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002
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2002 GMC Sonoma180,000
Sometimes when I try to start my Sonoma the starter will not do anything, after I pull the key and mess with the shifter and tilt on the column for a little while it finally starts and now it's starting to die when I finally get it to crank over I think it's the ignition switch but not sure
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