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Ignition Repair & Replacement


We repair and replace broken ignition systems in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties.

Call (813) 545-5462 

Ignition switch repair & replacement locksmith services in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon and surrounding areas.

It’s never a good time when your car doesn't start. Often, vehicle owners think their battery is the problem. The problem may actually be due to a faulty ignition. To determine if your car, truck or SUV needs its ignition repaired or replaced, further evaluation is needed. Start by rotating your key to different positions. Most commonly, there are four positions:

  1. “Off” is the first position, also referred to as the “lock” position.
  2. Then, there is the accessory position. The “ACC” allows a few parts of the vehicle to function (such as the air conditioner and radio).
  3. The “on” position does not start your car, truck or SUV. Instead, when your vehicle is “on” electronics (like the display lights, electric windows, clocks, GPS, etc) become functional.
  4. The “start “position is self-explanatory, it starts your ignition.

The most basic sign that there is an ignition problem is when you rotate your key to the “on” position and the lights on the dashboard fail to illuminate. This is one of the first signs of a problem, and also why people confuse ignition problems with battery issues.

When you “start” your car and subsequently it suddenly stalls, the ignition switch has failed while in the “on” position. The switch is necessary to provide power to the fuel pump and ignition system. When the key is rotated to the “start” position, the vehicle is allowed to start. When you release the key from the “start” position (i.e. to the “on” position) the power to the ignition and fuel systems is cut. These are a few problems that can be a sign of an underlying ignition issue. Our professional locksmiths will determine if a faulty ignition switch is, in fact, present and if the ignition requires repair or replacement.

Cheap Lock & Key repairing an ignition in Tampa, FL.

Why should you hire a locksmith from Cheap Lock & Key?

Our locksmiths will come to your location in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon and surrounding areas. Some people think that faulty ignitions need to be repaired by a mechanic. That is not the case. Locksmiths should be called because this is really an issue with your lock (which is our specialty). Attempting to accomplish these repairs yourself should not be considered. Costly and unnecessary damage to your ignition can result. To ensure that your ignition is repaired or replaced correctly, please call us at (813) 545-5462. We will promptly dispatch a trusted locksmith professional from Cheap Lock & Key for ignition repair or replacement service.

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