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Local dealerships, repair shops and national chains, such as PepBoys, all repair ignition switches, as it is a common repair. The cost of this repair often ranges from about $350 to over $500, as of 2015.


It is easier to replace an ignition switch than manually attempting to repair the device. The ignition switch may have failed if a vehicle does not start or if the dashboard lights don't turn on when the key is turned to the on position.


Replacement ignition switches are available at most auto part stores, including JC Whitney, O'Reilly Auto Parts and NAPA. Each of these stores also make the ignition switches available for purchase online, according to their websites.


An ignition switch is replaced by disconnecting the car battery, removing the steering wheel, taking off the turn signal and wiper, removing the ignition switch and key cylinder and installing the new ignition. The tools needed to replace an ignition switch include smal...


To replace a car’s ignition switch, one must remove the steering column, disconnect the wiring, test the switch, and install the new switch, according to DoItYourself. This task requires a replacement ignition switch, a test light, a screwdriver, a ratchet, wires and wr...


To repair an ignition switch with a broken key, put the ignition in neutral by inserting a thin hacksaw blade beside the broken car key. Apply the WD-40 lubricant to clean out dirt that may cause binding or friction while using the hacksaw blade to push the key out.


The ignition switch sends voltage through all of the components that start the engine. An ignition switch is found inside the steering column of a vehicle and is connected to the lock cylinder. When the key is turned to the on position, voltage flows from the battery to...