My 1997 GMC Jimmy wont crank, no electricity, key stuck in ignition. Please help!


Asked by Jun 25, 2014 at 01:55 PM about the 1997 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have had a 1997 GMC Jimmy for about a year. It has run well, but just yesterday morning i went to
start the truck, it did not start. What happened was the dashboard lights lit up for a moment, and
the engine started to crank, but it all died within a second. Now the engine wont turn, the dashboard
wont light up, and the key is stuck in the ignition. I took the battery to a service center, its fine.
What I can make out from the info I have read is that it is probably the starter or ignition, or perhaps
an electrical wiring issue, so what is most likely my problem? Thanks in advance.

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If no lights light up then you need to jump start it or (worse case scenario) get a new battery

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Well the thing is I tried to jump start it, Trickle charge it, and when those did not work i took the battery to a service center. They tested it and, its fine. Any other ideas? Thank you.

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