Ignition Switch Replacement

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Mobile Ignition Switch Replacement at Home or Office

There is a good chance that your car is not starting because of a faulty ignition switch. This may be an instance when the car will crank, but the engine will not start. There is also a chance that there will be no cranking at all, and no real sign that the car is attempting to start. What you are missing, in this case, will be the ignition spark. This requires maintenance to the ignition switch. If the switch cannot be repaired, then the vehicle will need to undergo an ignition switch replacement.

What is Ignition Switch Replacement?

An automotive ignition switch operates the starter system for an engine and also controls the power source for the majority of electronic devices in a vehicle. Most ignition switches function with the turning of a key while more modern cars have updates to push button style ignitions. The design of the switch allows for different modes to be selected such as accessories where only lights and entertainment will be powered, run where all components are powered, and start where power is primarily directed to the starting of the car. Security components may be installed into the ignition switch that will not allow the car to start without the proper key, or in the case of push button ignition, the transmission of the proper signal.

How is Ignition Switch Replacement Done?

When you need your ignition switch replacement, there is no better place to turn than Wrench. Our mobile mechanics have the skills to diagnose whether you need your ignition switch replaced, or if there is another service that would better assist your ignition. Once we find out that there is a problem with your ignition switch, the next step is always to inform the customer of the issue. That includes telling them the estimated time the job will take and the price required for servicing. Once the customer is happy with the information that they have received, we remove the battery connection so there is no power going to the engine or the electronics. Then the mobile mechanic will begin to take apart the cover panels on the dashboard. Taking these off, and reinstalling them, will usually be the tasks, which take the most time. With the ignition exposed, it can be removed and replaced. During this time, an amateur could make the mistake of damaging wires and connections. For your own safety, and the safety of the vehicle, it is best to leave ignition switch replacement to a professional ignition switch replacement mobile mechanic.


Don't put too much weight on your keyring because this can damage the key and the tumbler part of the ignition switch. If there is no power inside the car or none of the electrical components are working, have the mechanic inspect the main fuses.

Symptoms That Indicate You Need An Ignition Switch Replacement

You'll know if you have a faulty ignition switch if you find it difficult to or are completely unable to turn the key, or if you turn it and nothing happens. The ignition switch and lock cylinder are two of the most used items, and adding the action of jamming, yanking, jiggling, and rough turning will only make it worse.

Thankfully, the mobile mechanics at Wrench can get your vehicle working again. Call Wrench today to schedule a towing and roadside assistance. You can trust our mechanics to come to you and make sure your vehicle keeps running on roads safely.