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68 Reviews


Deutschwerx Ltd

Newport , 21 years of experience

9th November 2017
“Grant very friendly and i was very happy”


Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-C • Starter/ignition switch replacement

1st August 2017
“Very friendly and efficient, highly recommended ”


Audi A3 • SRS/Airbags Inspection


159 Reviews


Mobile Vehicle Servicing

Beeston , 21 years of experience

19th October 2017
“Colin did a great job and got my car fixed really quickly. Thank you”


Ford Focus • Starter/ignition switch replacement

31st December 2016
“ Yes. I would use this service again, also I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone needing mobile diagnostic. Zak was prompt and knowledgable, nice guy. The other thing I would commend you on is price point. To my mind it's bang on any more I probably would have looked elsewhere.

Thankyou EEM “



Mazda MX-5 • Diagnostic Inspection

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18 Reviews


Rossway Services

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire , 24 years of experience

8th September 2017
“Robin was the mechanic that took on my job, He was a very friendly, knowledgeable and perfessional individual. I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends after having seen his high standard of work carried out on my vehicle. Thank you very much Robin. “


Volkswagen Golf V • Starter/ignition switch replacement

8th June 2017
“Good, no issues and courteous with it !”


Vauxhall/Opel Meriva-A • Thermostat replacement


6 Reviews


Adam Autos

London , 12 years of experience

31st July 2017
“Adam's mechanics were efficient and great value for money, thanks!”


Volkswagen Golf IV • Starter/ignition switch replacement

6th October 2017
“Really pleased, reasonably priced, punctual, great communication and friendly. Would highly recommend! Many thanks”


Renault Clio II/Clio Campus/Clio Storia • Rear hatch/tailgate lock replacement


68 Reviews


Renato Caetano

Southampton , 15 years of experience

28th July 2017
“I am happy with the work and the person. He was efficient and applied all the appropriate knowledge to the job.”


Mercedes-Benz 190 • Starter/ignition switch replacement

14th October 2017
“renato did a good job at fixing the head gasket overall but when I got the car back I noticed there were visible bolts missing from the car where it was not connected properly and that my dipstick was swapped with a broken one. he did come back though as soon as he could to give mine back and connect everything to the car. he was very good at updating me on what was happening to my car daily and other repairs he thought I should do. “


Peugeot 206 • Cylinder head & gasket replacement

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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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