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1988 Trans Am will not start...ignition switch gets hot when trying to start the car. Headlights do come on but no other lights do

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Sounds like a serious electrical problem. If the ignition switch gets hot when starting the car, it points to a shorted wire or bad relay somewhere that controls the starter (maybe a shorted solenoid).

If no other lights go on other than the headlamps, check the fuses and relays for that as well.

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