Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I had the steering column replaced but it didn't come with a key. Can I just buy an ignition switch with the new keys?

asked by on

Steering column replaced did not have a key. To get key programmed and cut will be 100 will it be cheaper to start off with a new ignition switch? Reason it was replaced someone jammed something in the ignition. Help please truck has been parked 1yr 6 months....

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. It would probably be more expensive to have a mechanic replace your ignition lock cylinder; but it would be the best thing to do to ensure the key would work properly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I had the steering column replaced but it didn't come with a key. Can I just buy an ignition switch with the new keys?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Re- set computer on vehicle

This is true. After the battery is disconnected, the body computer will sometimes not recognize items that were not with the vehicle originally. The cost to get the computer reset may exceed the cost of getting the alternator replaced. The...

Q: Low oil pressure

Only a couple of things could cause this issue. Low oil is the most likely cause and under that would be a bad oil pump. The first thing I would do is check the oil level. If the oil level is...

Q: Regarding electronic brake control module

Check the brake light bulbs, sockets and grounds first - they endure the most harsh conditions, and are easiest to check. Given the "intermittent" condition you mention, the brake light switch itself, and the brake light relay are next on...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.