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Lights not working on 1997 GMC truck 1500

Lights were flickering on and off every once in a while but now they went off and won't come back on

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Sounds like your light switch went bad ive had that happen before and i replaced the light switch and it fixed the problem

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SOURCE: 1997 GMC Sierra Truck Ignition Switch

its a long process,you need a steering wheel puller, once its off take the hazard button assembly out, take the turn signal loose, pull old ignition out, carefully install new one, and reverse procedure and always if u get confused i would highly recomend
a chiltons manual they explain things great

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

SOURCE: I replaced fuel pump on 1997 gmc 1500 5.7 liter.

Check for a vacuum leak and replace your fuel filter.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 gmc 3500 box truck. no brake lights. changed

Check the fuse.

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SOURCE: My Power window on my 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck

if your main switch panel still works the passenger window and if door locks still work probaly bad window motor

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SOURCE: Dash lights flicker in a 2000 GMC Sierra

yep bad ground in the dash

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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Some people break down driving off the dealers
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