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 »

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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 »

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 »

If a car will not turn over but the lights and radio still work, the problem is either a bad starter motor or a faulty ignition switch. A clicking noise when turning the key usually indicates a problem with the starter m... More »

A dead battery, bad starter connection, faulty ignition switch and a clogged fuel filter are all factors that make a car hard to start. In cold weather, the slow evaporation of gasoline and coagulated oil also contribute... More »

To hot-wire a car, take out the panels of the ignition tumbler, and switch on the ignition manually. If this is not possible, identify the wires of the steering column, strip a part of these wires and twist them. Also, s... More »

Car repair troubleshooting tips include inspecting the ignition switch, checking the level of the fuel tank and inspecting the battery cable for corrosion. These particular troubleshooting tips are for problems related t... More »

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