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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


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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

5th August 2017
“Great service - I would recommend using them”


Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-D • MOT with collection & delivery


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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

12th September 2017
“Renato efficient and quickly diagnosed problem and put in place a sensible plan for future issues. ”


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


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Armz Motors

London , 15 years of experience

22nd May 2017
“Ahmet was absolutely super chap I am overwhelmed with joy thank you so much for your help”


Volkswagen Caddy/Caddy Maxi • Starter/ignition switch replacement

2nd April 2016
“Ahmet phoned me to confirm booking and then phoned again to give a full verbal debrief to go with emailed report. Very pleasant and helpful. ”


Mazda MX-5 • Pre-purchase Inspection

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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

30th January 2017
“Hasan was on time, diagnosed problem straight away”


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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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