Saturday, July 9, 2011

worn out ignition switch cylinder and battery

1. Never ever make duplicate keys for your car at walmart and such like.
2. Not so-perfect copies screw up the key cylinder in the ignition switch
3. When you turn off the ignotion key, if you see the ignition position is not OFF, your battery gonna get drained.

How to fix:

1. Remove the cylinder from the ignition switch (1 hr to 3 hr labor depending on your car)
2. Take it to a locksmith (not a dealer, who would suggest replacing the whole thing)
3. Locksmith will fix the cylinder and rekey it for you. $70 labor + $3 for each duplicate key

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