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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ignition Switch
If your car cannot start, starts but quickly dies, or has electrical components that stopped working, you may have to replace the ignition switch.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ignition Switch
If your car cannot start, starts but quickly dies, or has electrical components that stopped working, you may have to replace the ignition switch.
What to Do If Your Car Switches Get Wet
Your car switches are electrical components. They operate internal and external vehicle functions that require low currents in some cases...
What to Do If Your Car Switches Get Wet
Your car switches are electrical components. They operate internal and external vehicle functions that require low currents in some cases...
What to Do If Your Car Switches Get Wet
Your car switches are electrical components. They operate internal and external vehicle functions that require low currents in some cases...
What to Do If Your Car Switches Get Wet
Your car switches are electrical components. They operate internal and external vehicle functions that require low currents in some cases...
How to Replace an AC Pressure Switch
The AC pressure switch protects the AC system from pressure that's too high or low. Common signs of failure include a bad compressor or lack of AC.
How to Replace a Coolant Temperature Sensor
The coolant temperature sensor switch is not working if the engine emits black smoke. The switch may have failed if the car gets poor fuel economy.
How to Replace Your Brake Light Switch
The brake lights of your car are controlled by switches connected to the brake pedal underneath the steering wheel. These switches are...
How Long Does a Coolant Temperature Switch (Sensor) Last?
The coolant temperature switch (CTS) provides you with alerts when the engine temperature is rising or when it is overheating. It...
How Long Does a Horn Switch Last?
With With all of the danger on the roadways, finding a way to keep yourself and your car safe should be a concern. A car has a variety of different mechanisms that are built into it that will allow for...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Neutral Safety Switch
Common signs of a faulty neutral safety switch include the engine not cranking in park or neutral, not cranking at all, or cranking in any gear.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Pressure Switch
If the AC is cutting on and off rapidly, unable to cool the cabin, or failing to turn on the compressor, you should replace your AC pressure switch.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Coolant Temperature Switch (Sensor)
Common signs include poor fuel economy, black smoke coming from the engine, engine overheating, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
How to Replace a Turn Signal Switch
Turn signals are important for your safety and others the road. A faulty switch will be loose or stop returning once completing a turn.
How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Switch
Car windshield wiper switches keep windshield wiper blades working effectively to keep car windshields clear.
How to Replace a Combination Switch Assembly
Combination switches include the control of turn signals, windshield wipers, windshield washers, and high beams. Faulty switches can cause accidents.
How to Replace a Cruise Control Vacuum Bleed Switch
Cruise control slows when the vacuum bleed switch activates. It fails if the cruise control deactivates automatically or will not hold the speed.
How to Replace a Transmission Oil Pressure Switch
A transmission oil pressure switch relays measurements from the pump. If the filter is clogged, this switch puts the transmission into limp mode.
How to Replace a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch
An engine has a variable valve timing switch that fails when there is a reduction in engine power or the Check Engine Light illuminates.

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WONT START
There are two common items that can cause an intermittent no start with this car. You already replaced the crank sensor, which is one of them. The other can be the key, and/or the Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS). If...
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Window regulator stopped working
Hello, there are a variety of causes for the power window regulator to fail. The most likely would be the regulator, switch, and regulator motor. Given that these have been replaced it should take care of the issue. Humidity can...
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Turn signal not working
If the hazard warning lights use the same bulb (filament) as the turn signals, then yes it can't be the bulbs. I would test the turn signal flasher unit. Basically, you want to test for power to the flasher unit...
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The fuel pump is not getting power
If your fuel pump is not getting power on the pink wire when you cycle the key, then you will need to trace the power circuit back to the power supply for the pump. First, check fuse number 23 in...
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The car won't start.
Hi there. Assuming that the battery is good, the connections are clean and tight, the replacement starter is good, the security light is turning off. There are several things that still can affect starter operation. If, the vehicle will start...
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Overheating
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off...
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On interstate, engine died, idled, no power
Hello there, The TPS can be a serious issue if the car dies like it did. I would not recommend driving the vehicle until repairs have been performed. There is no recall for this fault though there is a technical...
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oil pressure switch
The "apparent" oil pressure switch malfunction is not a cause of the stalling or misfiring. That malfunction with the switch has to be diagnosed and confirmed because sometimes there is nothing wrong with the switch itself but rather there is...
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neutral safety switch
In your application, the switch is in the passenger compartment. Of course, prior to replacing it, be sure it is really faulty. There is a test protocol in the Factory Service Manual and you can request that those steps be...
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My headlights won't turn off
A fault in the circuit, such as a stuck closed (fused) switch or relay is causing the circuit to stay powered on even after you have commanded the circuit off through the combination switch. To isolate the faulty component, please...
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My car won't start.
Hello, thanks for writing in but you did not mention the make, model, or year of vehicle. However, this problem is most likely caused by the ignition switch not making good contact. Check and replace the ignition switch if it's...
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My bus is not starting.
It sounds like you may have a problem with your key. If the key is excessively worn it will not be able to unlock the ignition cylinder so you can turn the key. I would ask for help from one...
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Malfunction indictor lamp comes on and car won't move
You should first have the code scanned in the computer and then diagnosed to see what is causing the concern. If you have a floor shifter and have spilled fluid into the shifter, then you may be getting shorting in...
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Malfunction indictor lamp comes on and car won't move
A few different things have the potential to cause the transmission faults you have described. The most common would be a transmission position sensor/range switch, neutral safety switch, shift solenoid, low fluid level, or the transmission itself. I'd recommend getting...
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Key won't turn in the ignition switch.
Hi there. If the key can go into the ignition switch and turn then the key is the right one. If the switch is not turning all the way, then the switch is damaged and needs replaced with the key...
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Key won't turn in ignition
If moving the steering wheel while turning the key does not work, then try your extra key. If this does not work, then the ignition key cylinder will need replaced. I recommend having a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect...
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Key stuck in ignition switch
I believe the part you might be referring to is not the ignition switch but rather the lock cylinder. The ignition switch as an actual electronic switch located further down the steering column on your vehicle. The lock cylinder is...
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Key stuck in ignition switch
Hello, I am sorry to hear about your issue, but there is a solution. More likely than not, the ignition lock cylinder will have to be replaced and a new key set programmed. Your keys can be released during the...
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Key stuck in ignition
Hello! There are three things that are likely causing your issue: a faulty interlock control unit, a stuck gear shift lock, or a faulty ignition cylinder. At times, a little WD-40 on the key and key hole, or wiggling the...
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Key not turning in the ignition.
It is a common problem with this car to have the key wear down and not trigger the tumblers in the key cylinder. The only fix will be to replace the key assembly and switch. I would suggest having a...

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