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1988 GMC jimmy ignition switch

Key will turn to the acc'y position then hangs up making it not turn to eng. crank pos.

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  • GEM: Driver door is ajar, the ignition switch is in the OFF/LOCK or ACC position and the keys are in the ignition.
  • CTM: Driver door is ajar, the ignition switch is in the OFF/LOCK, ACC or RUN position and the keys are in the ignition.
The key-in-ignition warning chime will stop sounding when:
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  • GEM: Ignition switch is switched to the RUN position.
The key-in-ignition warning chime inputs are:
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This is a pic for a 98, could not find one for 97 which may be the older style which is more prone to break.
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