Common ignition switch problems include overheating, failure of the dashboard lights, failure of the engine to crank and start, worn out wafers and failure of the key to come out of the switch. Other problems include rap... More »

To troubleshoot an ignition switch, first identify the exact problem, such as the car not starting, the car starting but suddenly going off or some electrical components, such as the lights, clock and radio, not working.... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To troubleshoot problems with the pilot igniter switch on an Amana stove, inspect the gas tank, check the igniter for debris and clean the igniter. Checking for sparks and inspecting electrical connections are also ways ... More » Home & Garden Appliances Ovens & Ranges

Signs of a bad ignition switch could include dashboard lights that come off and on, problems with the vehicle starting and a switch that is hot to the touch. A bad ignition switch can mimic other problems that are seen i... More »

Symptoms of a bad ignition switch include failure of the engine to turn over when the key is turned to the "start" position and failure of the radio or headlights to work when the key is in the "on" position. They also i... More »

To program a car's keyless remote entry system, close all the doors of the vehicle, switch on the dashboard lights using the key, and press Lock on the car's remote for a brief period. Then, switch off the dashboard ligh... More »

A remote car start system uses a wireless transmitter to activate the starter on a vehicle, eliminating the need for a driver to place a key in the ignition switch and turn it to start the car. The wireless transmitter i... More »