Below guide will teach you How to Replace an Ignition Switch. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Nut Driver
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
- Ignition Switch
- Repair Manual
- DIY Costs: Est. $12.83 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $212.77 parts and labor
- Look for the battery in the engine compartment. Make sure the engine is on.
- Take a DMM and attach the ground wire connector of it to the negative battery terminal and the power wire connector to the positive battery terminal.
- Look for the ignition switch.
- Locate the wiring harness on the back of the ignition switch.
- Next connect the ground wire connector of DMM to a ground source, i.e. unpainted screw, body frame or door hinge bolt.
- Now connect power wire connector of DMM to the ignition switch while still the engine is on.
- Note the reading on DMM. Make sure that you are having a full voltage on the DMM reading. However, if the DMM shows the reading 10 volts or less, your ignition switch has high resistance.
- Switch off the vehicle and remove the negative battery cable from terminal.
- Remove any wiring connectors from the ignition switch.
- Unfasten the screws and take the ignition switch out.
- Secure the new ignition switch in place with screws and reconnect the wiring connectors.
- Reconnect the negative battery cable to the terminal.
- Move the key in ON and OFF position to make sure the new switch is working well.
Tips & Warning
- Always use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent injuries while working on your vehicle such as safety goggles, latex gloves, and closed toe shoes.