As a interested (still looking for one) SSR buyer, I'm following along with all these recommended changes. Actually, I'm kinda "stunned" at the number of different "fixes" that many seem to feel are really needed to get everything (right).
Having just scanned the ignition switch (how to) file, It didn't seem to be what I would call a (3:00 A.M. type of fix)...............plus can I hear some further commentary on how many have had ignition switch failures. I've owned multiple GM cars/trucks since the 50's and none ever gave me an ignition switch failure.
Most aren't "fixes", most are upgrades, trying to head 'em off at the pass or improve factory performance. We have a lot of SSRs out there which are bone stock and the owners want them that way. I think the core members here are more interested in better performance, handling, and reliability. From daily drivers like myself to people who travel with them, we want them to be all that they can be.
One of the problems with this forum is perception. Among the 24,000 built, there must be at least 20,000 still in action, and we have "16,400 members". But those are just people who signed up at one time and may not even own an SSR any more. Some of them came here because they had a problem,(which I'm sure we solved) then never came back. That makes the site look like the SSR is plagued with problems when it's really not.
The ignition switch problem is real and not limited to the SSR. It came with the changes in electrical architecture across the industry, as a result of new electric gizmos and possibilities. This was back in 2003-06, and it's only gotten worse. Stupid people dying because their keyrings weight 3 lbs and don't know what to do when the engine dies, is just bizarre.
You can decide what you think you need for yourself, but don't make the mistake of thinking we don't know what we're talking about... most of the time.