My 2013 Malibu has very serious electrical problems. Radio cuts out. All interior light flicker or go out. Steering locks up. Sometimes there is a no start as if the battery was completely drained. But if you wait a while it starts up. Key gets stuck in ignition as well. I really need help with this please.

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    Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! What have you done to try and decipher what's going on? If you haven't, the first place to start looking is with the grounds (battery to body; engine to body; whatever else you can find). – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Dec 2 '18 at 20:09
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    I was thinking that. The Negative cable to the battery is loose where the cable connects to the clamp. – Eric O'Hare Dec 3 '18 at 22:09

I would replace the ignition lock cylinder and switch. All of the problems you describe point to that as the problem. Especially the key getting stuck and the intermittent no starts.

  • Not really. None of the problems he listed sounds much like a failing ignition switch and definitely not the lock cylinder itself. It is normal operation that the ignitions on GM's do not allow key release when the battery is low/dead. I would say more likely to be a bad connection with battery, a failing battery or a short somewhere that is bringing the voltage down. – narkeleptk Dec 29 '19 at 23:48

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