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Panel will not light up

The truck turns over, the panel lights are not coming on so the truck will not start. can you help me figure this out?

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Check fuses and relays, if good than it probably you ignition switch faulty. when ignition lights is not coming up on the dash when the key is in and on position, the only thing I can think of would be ignitions system. no way of testing the unit, try to jiggle the key unit play twisting it back and forth to see if you get any contact beside starter. the unit is not difficult to fix they tend to wear out over times, you can fix it, but have to tear in the steering column and replace the unit. One turn is accessory and next turn is starter, i believe the accessory contact are worn by not turning on all your electrical systems such as computer, fuel pump, etc...

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