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I have a 2001 silverado. The ignition switch is getting hard

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I have a 2001 silverado. The ignition switch is getting hard to turn. I have to shake the key and work it to turn on. Yesterday I took all the covers off the column to get a better look at the switch. I watched a few videos and tighten a couple connectionss of wire by shimming.. Now nothing happens when I turn thee key to crank.lm told there is a procedure to reset the security code. Please help me. I've been down three days.
JA: Have you seen this code before? Have you tried a hard reset?
Customer: No what's that?
JA: What is the model of your '01 Chevy?
Customer: Silverado region cab 4.8 vortec
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes l can follow instructions.I'm 62 yrs. Old lived the muscle car era.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Well I have turned the key on and jumped it off over the slanted. It cracked but ran bad, shifted bad plus the tachometer fuel gauge and temperature gague don't work.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

what did you shim ?

is the plastic ignition switch cracked at all or damaged at all ?

Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

are you there ?