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How To Take Out Ignition Switch

If your car won’t start, you may be wondering what to do. Common causes of car not starting include a dead battery, a broken keychain remote, and a stuck ignition switch. In this blog post, we will explain how to take out an ignition switch and solve the problem. ###

What is an Ignition Switch?

An ignition switch is a component of a vehicle that controls the engine. When the key is inserted into the ignition, it turns the switch on, which then sends power to the motor. If something goes wrong with the switch, it can cause the engine to not start.

How to take out an ignition switch

If you accidently turn off your car by hitting the “ignition” switch (or if you suspect that your car has been stolen and the key has been removed), there are a few things you can do to try and get your car started.
First, check all of the obvious places whether the key is anywhere in the vehicle – it may be loose in the ignition or even dangling from under the car seat. If your key isn’t anywhere in sight, try turning the engine on without inserting the key first – just make sure that there’s nothing blocking the fuel line or sparkplug. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to remove the ignition switch. Here’s how:
1) Open your car’s hood and locate the battery. It will probably be near either end of the engine bay.
2) Disconnect both cables from top of battery.
3) Locate and remove screws holding ignition switch cover on (4). Remember where they went – you’ll need them later!
4) Carefully pry up cover with a flathead screwdriver, being careful not to damage contacts inside (5).
5) Once cover is free, use a chimney-style brush to clear away any debris around contacts (6), then carefully replace cover with screws and tighten down gently.
6) Reconnect cables to battery and test drive vehicle to ensure everything works as expected.

What to do if you can’t take out the ignition switch

If you can’t take out the ignition switch, your car will need to be towed. To remove the switch, you’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver, a wire stripper, and a 12 volt battery. First, disconnect the negative battery cable. Use the Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the three screws that hold on the switch housing. Once they’re loose, remove the housing by pushing it towards the steering wheel. You’ll now see the two electrical connectors that connect to the switch. Unplug them both with your wire stripper. Make sure that all of the plastic around the connectors is removed, as this will help prevent short circuits when you replace the switch. Next, use your 12 volt battery to power up your screwdriver and strip off about 1/8″ of each connector’s insulation. Finally, reattach both connectors and tighten their screws with your Phillips head screwdriver.

What to do if the car won’t start

If your car won’t start, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the problem. If your car has a manual transmission, you’ll need to shift into Park and turn the key off. Next, you’ll need to remove the battery cable. To do this, remove the screws that hold on the battery cover, then unclip it. Next, disconnect the cable from the battery. After that’s done, you can lift up on the cover and take it off. You’ll then be able to see the ignition switch. If it’s not working correctly, you’ll need to replace it.

Troubleshooting tips

If your car won’t start, it’s probably because of a problem with the ignition switch. Here are some tips on how to fix it.


If you’re having trouble with your car not starting, there’s a good chance that the ignition switch is at the root of the problem. In this guide, we’ll show you how to take out the ignition switch in a car without any special tools or knowledge and get your car started again. If you’ve ever had to do this repair yourself before, then you know it can be a tricky process, but with our step-by-step instructions it shouldn’t be too hard. Let us know how everything goes in the comments below!