Ignition Switch repair & replacement made easy

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Automotion

Cheshunt , 22 years of experience


21st March 2018
“Dude was terrific, right old geezer!!! Came in did his job fast and effective, spot on. Definitely recommend.
Mohamed Shahnoor”

MOHAMED

Honda Accord • Starter/ignition switch replacement

11th April 2018
“The fault was fixed quickly by a mobile mechanic on the roadside by my house.
The cost of the repair was exactly what was quoted.”

THOMAS

Volkswagen Golf • Front driveshaft CV boot replacement - inner left


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Kenley , 13 years of experience


14th March 2018
“Theo, was a little late but he did phone to say that he was on his way but there was heavy traffic.
When he arrived he apologized for the late arrival, Theo sorted the problem and did a repair in a very short time.
His work was good and he left the job clean and tidy.“
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HARRY

Vauxhall Corsa • Starter/ignition switch replacement

23rd January 2018
“Theo was a very nice and friendly young man, would definitely recommend him.”

GODFREY

Vauxhall Zafira • Plug-in Diagnostic Inspection


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Wrexham , 10 years of experience


8th March 2018
“Could not be more happy, Althougth more parts required, that's manufacturers fault not Garys fault. He will make do and mend after all customers need their cars running like normal so he does what he needs to do for customer satisfaction.”

GORDON

Nissan Micra • Starter/ignition switch replacement

4th April 2018
“Adam was very easy to talk to, some techs have a superior attitude but Adam was very approachable, apart from being a very skilled engineer. Got on and did the job and made me feel confident in his ability. Very satisfied and car now starts! After a year of standing, nice to hear it back on song.
Excellent service.“

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TONY

Ford Focus • Fuel Pump Replacement


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13th January 2018
“Arrived on time. Explained everything and completed the job. Will definitely use him again. ”

CAROLYN

Chrysler PT Cruiser • Starter/ignition switch replacement

24th December 2016
“did the job fast and clean ”

MICHAEL

Peugeot 307 • Front road spring replacement


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12th January 2018
“I am very very happy with my mechanic he even came a day early for me very professional a really nice guy ive recommend him to all my family”

STEVEN

Ford Focus • Starter/ignition switch replacement

23rd March 2018
“The work and communications with the mechanic/garage have been outstanding thankyou so much shall definitely use again”

KATHY

Ford Fiesta • Fuel filter replacement

Want to learn more about Ignition Switch repairs?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does an Ignition Switch do?

The ignition switch, or starter switch, is a switch that controls the ignition system. When you turn the key to start the car the switch will direct electricity from the battery to the rest of the ignition system activating the starter solenoid and motor, in turn activating the engine. Additionally, it enables electricity from the battery to reach most other electrical components in the car.

How do you know there is something wrong with an Ignition Switch?

  • When the car does not start.
  • When starting the car is problematic.
  • When the engine cuts out after starting.
  • When components powered by the electrical system do not work like the radio or lights.

When should you consider an Ignition Switch replacement?

Seeing that the ignition switch is the component that enables electricity to reach most vital components of a car it is important the switch works correctly. Over time, the switch's condition might deteriorate due to extensive use and might be unable to provide a solid electrical connection. Especially the ignition's lock cylinder is prone to wear.

Should you experience problems with an ignition switch then it is advisable to have it inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Remember, the ignition switch should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Ignition Switch replacement?

  • Mechanic will read the ECU for possible fault codes related to the ignition system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the ignition system and ignition switch by way of the spark tester to establish what fault there is in the system.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the ignition switch.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will check if the system works properly again.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make any adjustments.

How much does an Ignition Switch Replacement cost?

The cost of replacing the ignition switch depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having an ignition switch replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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