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Old 05-17-2019, 12:34 AM   #16
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

is this the one i am looking for?
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

i stopped being lazy and went and took a pic .... this is my actual connector
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

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the lights on the dash and radio shut off, i do not notice any dimming of the dome or mirror lights. when i put the truck in Neutral the key won't turn at all. key won't turn unless in park. no crank at all, i turn the key to start the truck and nothing happens. before this happened i was having issues with the truck dying and stalling out so when i had issues starting the truck one day i got a CODE 54 i looked up the problems that it could entail. so i went out and got a new fuel pump relay. before i did anything i disconnected the battery. switched the relay and hooked back up the battery. that's all

this is where i got info for the code https://repairpal.com/gm-obd-code-54
It should start in neutral, as well as park. If the key won't turn at all then there is some kind of alignment issue with the shifter.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:32 AM   #19
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

funny you mention that, i can turn the key in park but when i try to turn the key in netural it won't turn at all
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

Then like I said you have a shifter alignment issue. Every automatic out there should start in neutral. If the key won't turn then you're not actually in neutral.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:45 PM   #21
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

so i am guessing that means getting under the truck to deal with it right?
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:39 PM   #22
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

ok i wasn't expecting to find this when i went out to look at my truck. please tell me i just need more vacuum line and its easy to get to the spot where it connects.
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

my bro came out and tried to help me jump it again. no power is goin from battery to ignition. yes i checked fuses.
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

would the funny plastic key anti theft or whatever it is have anything to do with it not starting? if so is there a reset to that ?
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:50 PM   #25
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

ok i got rid of the plastic key thingy, still no start and found out on my model the NSS is on the column so i am just gonna start replacing and see if i can get it to start after that.
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

Is your "security" light on - on the instrument cluster? Does your OEM key have a resistor chip imbedded in it? You may have a broken security wire.

Security light should come on when ignition is switched on, they go out in about 3-5 seconds. If on continuously, or flashing, this is your issue.

Security systems (Passlock I) like yours, are often bypassed, by soldering in the proper resistor - bypassing the chip in the key.
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

i went out today with my handy dandy tester and all the wires that should start the truck are hot. the red is constant 12 the purple is 12v with key in start. i don't know if i have the screw in type if i do. i have no idea where it is. mine looks like a little white piece on top of the column and the ignition wires go to it. still frustrated but i will figure this out
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

alright i am stuck, i have taken alot of my dash apart and other stuff. can anyone tell me simply where the harness with the screw is? unless they tucked it up under the dash by the radio or further i can't see it. i have watched videos where its right there. i know what the harness should look like. if not i guess i will take everything apart piece by piece til i find it very very frustrated right now.
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Re: ignition problems on 94 S10

i apologize if i have got anyone mad cause i thought i knew what i was talking about. i am not a mechanic or a tech so i truly do appreciate everyone and their help. as for it not going in neutral all that was is the lil cable that goes to my indicator is getting old and not showing the right gear all the time
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thank you all for the suggestions and help, my friend came over and got the starter out. turns out it was bad and i was over thinking it. i will have to get a new one tomorrow. i just wanted to say this case is closed.
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