Common symptoms of ignition switch problems

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There are various symptoms of ignitions switch problems, but the most common are,

  • Key is not coming out smoothly
  • Key is not going in the ignition smoothly
  • Key is turning but not starting the vehicle
  • Key is rough when turning
  • Key is being sticky
  • Car doesn’t start.
  • Ignition Key is getting stuck run position

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If you are looking for some assistance regarding your car key ignitions, then we are here to serve you. 

Car key ignition is a critical component without which your car is not going to turn on. 

Sometimes it doesn’t work due to the ignition switch wiring. 

At times there are some obstructions, or your steering wheel is locked.

We can assist you with your ignition problems at a very nominal ignition switch repair cost. 

We can also take care of ignition switch replacement. 

Plus, we are specialists in Locksmart ignition lock cylinder repair and replacement. 

Even if you are looking for ignition lock cylinder repair or your car key won’t turn in the ignition, we have got you covered.

Key stuck in ignition won’t turn off? We can assist you with that. 

You don’t have to worry if you can’t remove the key from the ignition. 

Just get in touch with us, and we will take care of the business.

 Even if your key doesn’t go in the ignition steering wheel locked, we can get that undone for you.

We are among the top service providers in the Calgary region.

If you are in search of the ignition lock cylinder replacement Calgary region, then give us a shot. 

Our team of licensed locksmiths can also take care of ignition lock cylinder assembly, or even recording a new ignition lock cylinder.

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Simple solutions to fix a car key that won't turn in the ignition

  • Apply special lube (Lock Saver) Not WD40
  • Jiggle the steering wheel while you try to turn the key
  • Jiggle the key while you insert it to the ignition
  • Tap on the ignition with something solid

All ignition switches have written on them. It means power-to-starter-motor solenoid.

Yes, a locksmith has a full capacity to replace it. It might be necessary to replace the ignition cylinder, but a locksmith is fully capable of executing this job.

Yes, it does, but the computer might also need to be reprogrammed based on the model and make of your vehicle. It is not mandatory to get your key from your dealer

The new ignition system will come with its key. But you will still need your old key to open your doors. If you don’t want to keep separate keys, then you can change all the lock cylinders of your vehicle.

You will need a new ignition switch if you see broken parts, sometimes if it fails to start . Another sign that you need a new ignition switch is that if the key doesn’t turn or doesn’t go in the ignition.

Your ignition switch is a very important component of your vehicle. IF it doesn’t turn, your vehicle won’t do anything at all. The cost to replace this crucial component ranges between $125 and $275. And the labor cost will be around $60.

Yes, you can replace an ignition switch yourself, but you need to have some technical experience for doing that. If you have been doing several DIY projects associated with your car and can handle electrical components, then you can do it with ease. Otherwise, you might waste a lot of time and money on it.

Yes, the new ignition switch needs to be reprogrammed as well. It does come with its key, but it doesn’t come pre-programmed.

You need to program your ignition switch just like the way you programmed your previous keys.
– Insert the key and turn it on.
– Leave it on for about exactly 10 minutes and 30 seconds.
– Within 45 seconds, turn the ignition key off.
– Now turn it back on and leave it again for exactly 10 minutes and 30 seconds.
– Again when the time is up, within 45 seconds, turn the switch off.
– Turn it back on again for the third a final time for 10 minutes and 30 seconds.
– Now when the time’s up, turn it off and then turn on the engine.

Here are a few steps that you need to follow when you want to reset your ignition switch.

  • Insert your key and turn it on to crank your engine.
  • Your engine won’t start.
  • With your key in the same position, wait for up to 10 minutes.
  • The security light will start blinking, and then it will stop.
  • Now turn the key off and wait for just 5 seconds.

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