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Oldsmobile Achieva "No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

Oldsmobile Achieva Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998

Average Mileage: 157,750 mi (94,000 mi - 221,500 mi)


The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.

  • Visitor, , 94,000 mi

    My Achieva will not stay started. It turns over and then stalls. I believe it has something to do with the anti-theft stuff.

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  • Visitor, , 221,500 mi

    Lock cylinder started binding and was hard to turn. When it freed up, the indicator lights come on on the instrument panel,but it won't turn over. I bypassed the ignition switchw with a wire and it turned over,but wouldn't start leading me to believe it's the ignition switch. How do I access this electric switch?

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