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Intermintent starting in cold weather

In cold weather I go to start the truck and I get headlights, radio and battery indicator and I can crank it, however it won't start unless I sit there a play with the ignition switch till all the engine lights come on then it will start. Once the cab is warm I can shut it off and restart with no problems. It runs good once it is warm. It indicates a cold solder joint or a loose connector or a broken wire. When it is cold things shrink and when it is hot they expand at least that is my thoughts on it. I'm not sure if it's a bad ignition switch, bad computer board or a bad socket. Got any advise to narrow the search,,,,,

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I had the same issue with a S-10 blazer that by wiggling the key while trying to start the truck the warning lights would come on and the engine would start. We replaced the ignition switch and solved the problem.

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