Car Ignition Switchs

When it comes to your vehicle's ignition system, the old proverb rings true: "Chains are only as strong as their weakest link." Even if you have a topnotch distributor, rotor, and coil, they don't amount to anything if you have a second-rate ignition switch. Although it's a simple part, this switch handles several important jobs. Its primary task is connecting the starter to the battery. In short, all mechanisms needed to start your engine begin with this small component. Another function of the switch is controlling the power that goes to your vehicle's accessories so that the battery won't be drained easily.

A car ignition switch has four main positions: off, accessories, on, and start. The off position cuts the power supply to different vehicle systems. The accessories position, which uses the smallest amount of power, activates electrical accessories such as the radio, GPS, and lights. The on position activates all the components, including the fuel pump, fuel injectors, and many others. Lastly, the start position activates the, uh, starter. Once you release the key, the switch automatically goes back to the on position via a spring, which in turn halts the power supply to the starter. With all these functions done efficiently, great vehicle performance is guaranteed.

A car ignition switch has four main positions: off, accessories, on, and start. The off position cuts the power supply to different vehicle systems. The accessories position, which uses the smallest amount of power, activates electrical accessories such as the radio, GPS, and lights. The on position activates all the components, including the fuel pump, fuel injectors, and many others. Lastly, the start position activates the, uh, starter. Once you release the key, the switch automatically goes back to the on position via a spring, which in turn halts the power supply to the starter. With all these functions done efficiently, great vehicle performance is guaranteed.

Replacing worn-out ignition switchs can sometimes be difficult due to the anti-theft devices installed to prevent easy access to the switch. Why are there such devices, you ask? Well, it's because when the switch is accessed and removed from the cylinder, all you need to turn on the engine is a screwdriver-which means thieves can easily steal your car. With that said, be sure to consult a professional if you're not certain how to remove your old switch and install a new one. Also, carefully choose the replacement switch.

To do that is easy. You don't even have to go anywhere else. All you have to do is search and click through our catalog to get to our selection of high-standard ignition switch replacements. We got low-priced switches from famous and trusted brands on the market. Just use our Part Finder feature on the homepage for the easiest way to find the right switch for your vehicle.
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