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++ANSWER++ First I have to ask a funny question... Are your dash lights on? It sounds funny, but on the 1997 Blazer there are certain defects. I also have a 1997 Blazer and I had to remove the cover under the steering wheel so I can pull or move the wires down under on the right hand side. You will know you have it right when the key is switched on, and you have dash lights. The 1997 Blazer will crank and crank, but be hard to start without adjusting the wires. I sat for 1 1/2 hours one day. This is a faulty ignition switch, that needs replaced. If not replaced it will become worse over time. The 97 will shut off when you use the wipers or turn signals... not good to have it shut off when your making a left turn in front of oncoming traffic! I have gotten quite good at 1) Shift to Neutral 2) Wiggle wires 3) Switch ignition to restart Blazer 4) shift back to drive and GET. If you go to the ntha.dot.gov site you will se there are many 1997 Blazers with this same type of problem and others... Good Luck!

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