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1997 chevy blazer ignition switch

I own a 1997 chevy blazer, 4x4, and my ignition switch/ lock cylinder keeps blowing, resulting in i cannot get my key out of the ignition, and my check engine light is on, and my blazer does not start in first gear, when i go, it starts out in 2nd or third gear. The switch blew about three months ago, and i replaced it with a brand new one, and it blew again, so i am looking for a reason why it keeps blowing on me. any ideas?

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  • Joe (AJ) Davis May 22, 2009

    I have the same problem but I don't think my switch has blown. It will exhibit the problem with the key, the light on the dash and the shifting. Mine will start in what feels like 2nd or 3rd gear if I put it in low and it will shift to 3rd(I think) when I manually move the lever but won't go into final or lockup (D). Then......it will work perfectly for a while and everything works perfectly, then.....it all comes back. What the H???? Joe

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    You have a short in one of your wires, on the lock cylinder. And if it goes into 3rd gear safety mode, you have a problem with your ignition switch too.

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You wrote ignition switch/lock cylinder. Which part did you replace? The ignition switch or the ignition lock cylinder? The electrical ignition switch is what is bad.

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I don't think the key and tumbler is your problem at all. The switch is down on your steering column. It's either loose and sliding around when the rod pulls, or it's wrecked. They can cause all kinds of problems. Just drop your steering column and take a look.

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