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Is there anywhere you can fix an ignition switch without having to take car to locksmith and reprogram ignition before installing new one?


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2005-08-26 05:14:25
2005-08-26 05:14:25

Take it to an independent garage. On some cars it is fairly simple to remove the lock cylinder and replace it (the ignition tumbler & keys for my 1989 cavalier was only $25; unfortunately, it is a long task to get it apart). If it is the ignition swith, same applies, on some cars it is quite simple. I found that the best advice I gto was from an auto wreckers (they know how to dismantle a variety of vehicles)


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