1998 Chevy Blazer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles
I purchased a 98 blazer, 4dr, 2wd. Everything is in great condition.
I have to drive with an ignition test and lock (interlock) device in the vehicle. To test for breath samples.
I had the device installed this morning, it is wired into the ignition, the lights, and the horn and acts as a relay. If you have alcohol on your breath it will not allow you to start the car / the relay closes.
Before installation the car was fine, and so it was for a while after.
I was installing a new car stereo, so I had to start the car several times while I was testing wires for power to the stereo.
I noticed after I was finished and wanted to go for a drive that my gear indicator lights were out, the gas gauge was out, as were the speedometer and the odometer. The voltage and oil pressure gauges still work.
I read in a forum that a bad ignition switch will cause issues with the gauge cluster and was wondering if this would be the case? Perhaps a wiring problem with the interlock would cause this?
The interlock is also not functioning as it should. It asks for a test to start the vehicle but afterwards it shuts down (powers off) as if the car was off. But the car continues on as normal.
I need to take it to the interlock garage obviously, but would bad elevtrical contacts in the ignition switch cause these issues?5
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 10:46 PM