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Starting got in the car one morning and it smelled like melted rubber or plastic and when i turned the key on everything worked but when i turned the key to start the car it did nothing i bought a new starter and hooked it up and it still did the same thing i don't know what all is in between the ignition and the starter but all of the fuses in the car and under the hood are good, i am lost on it and would really like some help if you have any ideas i am very good at changing parts but i lack on diagnosing the problem. it is a 95 chevy cavalier with 171000 on it but runs great until this happen.

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    I have a similar issue, but if I turn the headlights on it will start fine.

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GM had a recall on the ignition switch for a possible fire hazard . You might want to call your local dealer to see if the recall had been already done. but it sounds like the ignition switch went bad.
Check for power on the yellow wire when you hold the key in the crank position.
I think the recall involves putting a relay in the circuit which is usually mounted on the radiator fan shroud area

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