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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!

How much does a Ignition Switch repair cost?

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33 manufacturers for Ignition Switch Repair

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £70.09 - £227.36

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# of quotes: 11

£235

£110 - £239

£165 - £325

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Audi

Parts costs: £33.33 - £128.11

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# of quotes: 504

£190

£82 - £159

£138 - £231

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BMW

Parts costs: £75.15 - £142.39

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# of quotes: 153

£175

£97 - £168

£134 - £240

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £51.14 - £124.37

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# of quotes: 29

£172

£78 - £153

£116 - £222

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £31.91 - £71.71

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# of quotes: 2

£140

£64 - £104

£101 - £161

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Citroen

Parts costs: £121.34 - £183.43

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# of quotes: 53

£300

£157 - £202

£216 - £281

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Dodge

Parts costs: £69.04 - £119.47

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# of quotes: 8

£160

£85 - £149

£115 - £217

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Fiat

Parts costs: £51.36 - £131.36

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# of quotes: 102

£192

£100 - £159

£159 - £229

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Ford

Parts costs: £30.57 - £37.79

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# of quotes: 980

£107

£58 - £81

£91 - £136

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Honda

Parts costs: £120.41 - £250.94

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# of quotes: 98

£322

£169 - £258

£242 - £349

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £66.05 - £129.70

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# of quotes: 49

£190

£115 - £157

£177 - £227

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £17.44 - £33.04

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# of quotes: 9

£91

£67 - £77

£119 - £131

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Jeep

Parts costs: £93.06 - £130.81

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# of quotes: 21

£191

£142 - £158

£209 - £229

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Kia

Parts costs: £47.51 - £140.19

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 86

£213

£97 - £166

£155 - £238

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £147.83 - £241.96

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 31

£292

£181 - £262

£243 - £361

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Lexus

Parts costs: £275.32 - £330.38

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# of quotes: 1

£539

£295 - £295

£370 - £370

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Mazda

Parts costs: £73.18 - £138.65

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# of quotes: 17

£214

£106 - £165

£153 - £236

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £42.60 - £313.47

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# of quotes: 495

£354

£92 - £312

£149 - £415

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MINI

Parts costs: £106.48 - £142.39

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 27

£207

£138 - £168

£190 - £240

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £47.12 - £103.15

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 9

£171

£96 - £135

£154 - £201

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Nissan

Parts costs: £39.43 - £88.78

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 667

£174

£89 - £123

£145 - £187

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £85.41 - £289.62

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 55

£293

£119 - £290

£169 - £387

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Porsche

Parts costs: £23.49 - £34.85

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 45

£107

£73 - £78

£126 - £133

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Renault

Parts costs: £63.53 - £122.06

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 75

£191

£91 - £151

£131 - £220

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Saab

Parts costs: £77.06 - £119.73

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 37

£212

£93 - £149

£125 - £218

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SEAT

Parts costs: £26.01 - £89.58

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 164

£147

£75 - £124

£129 - £187

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Skoda

Parts costs: £36.64 - £128.11

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 109

£154

£60 - £167

£90 - £248

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Subaru

Parts costs: £323.61 - £460.98

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£512

£373 - £433

£486 - £559

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £132.69 - £240.95

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 13

£297

£182 - £250

£257 - £339

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Toyota

Parts costs: £76.65 - £283.95

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 54

£289

£98 - £286

£135 - £382

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £16.49 - £36.37

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1877

£102

£66 - £79

£118 - £134

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £24.49 - £81.14

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1083

£137

£74 - £117

£127 - £179

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Volvo

Parts costs: £52.10 - £193.26

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 57

£198

£74 - £210

£106 - £291

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  • Maybach
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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an ignition switch repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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