I've got a '97 K1500 and think the ignition cylinder is bad. Sometimes I
loose tach, speedo, gear indicator light, and the check engine light comes
on when I turn it over, but remote starter works all the time and CE light
goes off. Had codes read and they indicated tranny probs (can't recall
codes). Trusted mechanic buddy said sometimes ignition cylinder is the
cause...I tend to agree since the problem is very intermittent and ONLY
happens when I use the key to start. Also noticed I can take the key out
after she starts. Any advise or info is greatly appreciated.