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When starting my 2003 malibu when i turn the key to start i have to wait for my insturment panel lights to come on and fuel gauge to funtion before it will start please what would cause such a aknowing problem please help me with this. Thank you very much

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I had a similar problem with my Chevy truck. I had to replace the ignition wiring harness. I had to take mine to a mechanic to get it replaced. The switch for your ignition is going out.

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