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786 Motors

Birmingham, 20 years of experience

13th January 2017
“Hassan was polite and punctual, seemed very knowledgeable and communicated really well with me - regularly updating me on why/what he was doing. ”


Vauxhall/Opel Zafira-A • Starter/ignition switch replacement

19th August 2016
“Hassan was very professional, and knew exactly what he was doing, and did the job throughly with a professional manner, I would highly recommend hassan to anyone I will defiantly be using him again, 100% satisfied 10/10 👍🏼.”


BMW 3 Series • Front brake pads (all) replacement

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45 Reviews


7th January 2017
“He was prompt, pleasant, diligent, did more than was expected, and I am very pleased with the work carried out.”


Suzuki Wagon R+ • Starter/ignition switch replacement

2nd September 2016
“very good polite punctual”


Volkswagen Scirocco • Clutch release cable replacement


80 Reviews


6th January 2017
“john was very pleasant and very helpful easy to communicate with ”


Volvo S60 • Starter/ignition switch replacement

11th December 2016
“John was very efficient but although he was able to diagnose the likely problem with my car, he was unfortunately unable to get the vehicle's starting problem sorted.”


Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-C • Car Won't Start Inspection

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3 Reviews


T A Autos

Hemel Hempstead, 16 years of experience

4th January 2017
“friendly knowledgable quick very happy with the work”


Ford Transit • Starter/ignition switch replacement

14th October 2016
“Tony was very efficient, friendly and knowledgable.
Did the job very quickly and tested the repair properly.
No issues whatsoever.”


Jaguar XJ6 • Alternator belt replacement

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49 Reviews


Amdb Autotek Uk

Birmingham, 20 years of experience

31st December 2016
“My mechanics (Andrew + 1) were friendly and seemed knowledgeable. They arranged to come 1 day earlier than booked for, as they knew I was pretty much housebound without the car - which I really appreciated especially in this busy Xmas/new year period. Thank you both ☺“


Vauxhall/Opel Zafira-A • Starter/ignition switch replacement

25th September 2015
“Andrew arrived within the appointment times I was advised. I found Andrew to be very friendly, my specific work could not be completed on the drive so he took it to a local garage. I couldn't be happier with the service - I would highly recommend this to anyone if you have an emergency job that is required.”


Ford Focus • Front wheel bearing (both) 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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