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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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  • skaterboy_0o May 15, 2009

    i replaced the ignition switch. well why does it keep blowing?

  • skaterboy_0o May 16, 2009

    i have an amp, and subwoofers, that down the line are eventually wired to the switch somehow.

  • skaterboy_0o May 16, 2009

    I bought it from NAPA AutoParts, the one that just blew, and now i just bought another one from NAPA the other day

  • skaterboy_0o May 16, 2009

    dnt think so.... they sell like aftermarket, stuff, and rebuilt stuff.. i dunno, i just dnt want it blowing again... so you think its coincidence? and not my subwoofers, and amp?

  • sweetbrwnsug May 17, 2009

    I have the same thing going but now it has drained by battery. the darn thing really does need to have a solution.

  • skaterboy_0o May 18, 2009

    okay... yeah, i went to try to start my blazer today, and the battery was dead. wierd. has this happened to you more then once as well? or is this the first time?

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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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    Clint Smock May 16, 2009

    Do you have any aftermarket devices wired in that can overload switch?

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    Clint Smock May 16, 2009

    Yes but the main battery feed for those devices are usually hooked to the battery with their own fuse holder right? I think you just got a bad part. Just replace it again and see what happens. If you just replaced it 3 months ago it should be under warranty and shouldn't cost you anything.

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    Clint Smock May 16, 2009

    They didn't warranty it?

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock May 16, 2009

    I think it is just coincidence.

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