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2002 Chevy S10, 2.2 L automatic. Intermittently, when I turn the key, ALL electrical goes off. No gauges, no door lights, clock, anything. I've been able to get it start in two ways - jiggle the cable coming in to the alternator, and also jiggle the ignition switch. Not sure how they are related? Once it starts, no problems. However, I have had the dash lights all illuminate while driving, but only for a few seconds. No noticable engine stutter, so I don't think it was stalling.

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Ignition switch maybe , GM has problems with switch . Test it ! Do you know how to do automotive electrical testing ? Test main powers to the ignition switch . Back probe the B+ power wires Both are red at the ignition switch ! They get B+ from IGN A & IGN C fuse's in the under hood fuse/ relay box ! One is 40 amp , the other is 20 amp .
This problem your having you say happens when you turn the key , correct ? Turn the key to ? ON - START ? or doesn't matter ? The ignition switch supply's B+ voltage to all the things your losing power to.

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check airflo sensor or potentometer,throttle pos sensor; if revs are to low when turning the wheel the power steering pump will draw power from engine, causing your other problems

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If the battery has gone dead, it could cause the security system to go into full lock-up mode. If it has locked up the accessories will work after the battery is charged back up , but the power to the starter will be cut off and it wont turn over. You need to do the 30 minute learn procedure. A GM dealer will print it out for you and you can do it yourself. It's very simple if you follow the procedure exact. hope this helps and good luck.

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if the key is getting stuck its the Brake Shift Interlock Solenoid its just under the ignition switch you have a short in it you can unplug it or replace it what its doing is over heating the solenoid and at times it can drain your battry.and for the trans acting up you could have a short to one of your solenoids or it could be the trans filter.

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Try under the dash, attached to colum is a switch that the rod goes into from your ignition key switch, that may need to be adjusted tword your steering wheel just a touch, they go out of alignmnet from time to time

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