Ignition Key Switches

An ignition switch refers to two components of a vehicle’s ignition system. The first component is the lock cylinder. The keys used to start the vehicle are inserted into the lock cylinder. The second component is an electronic switch located directly behind the lock cylinder.

There are several signs to look for that indicate that an ignition switch in an automobile is going bad. If a car has difficulty starting, this may be the symptom of a bad ignition switch, although this may also be due to a bad starter as well. If a car stalls while it is being driven, if the dashboard lights go off and on, this may indicate a bad ignition switch. If the car stalls while it is idling, this is another symptom. If a car is not starting or stalls, it is best to bring it in to RPM Motorworks to have the problem diagnosed and repaired.