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The ignition switch, located on the steering column or in the dashboard, takes the power from the battery and directs it to all the accessories and electrical components of your car. It also transfers the power to the starter when you turn the ignition key. If the starter does not receive power from the ignition key, the car will not start. When the ignition switch goes bad, your car may not start and the accessories (lights, radio, etc.) may not work. Replacing an ignition switch can be as simple as removing a few screws to access the ignition switch, or as complicated as removing the whole steering column.
How it’s done:
- Check the condition of the ignition switch.
- Remove and replace the ignition switch if it is bad.
- Verify operation of electrical components.
The battery feeds power to ignition switch, so it is important for the ignition system that the battery is in good condition. Don’t put too much weight on your key ring because this can damage the key and the tumbler part of the ignition switch. If there is no power inside the car (none of the electrical components are working), have the mechanic inspect the main fuses. If the fuses are good, then the mechanic should inspect the ignition switch and other electrical components.
What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Ignition Switch?
- Car may not start.
- Car starts then dies.
- Some electrical components may not work (radio, clock, lights, etc.).
How much does Ignition Switch Replacement cost?
It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don’t have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.
Locksmiths experts will save you a lot of money to cut your keys on the spot. We are mobile and open 7 days a week.
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