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Sometimes instrument light don't come on when key is turned to on position. Car wont start. After repeated attempts the lights come on and car starts.

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  • ahpooh4ever0 Mar 16, 2009

    my truck just shuts off whenever it wants to. everyone does not know why!

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Might be the ignition switch. Pretty easy to switch out. Mine went bad and the dash lights would not come on for abot 20 seconds.

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