When people have vehicle trouble, they often believe that an auto repair shop or dealership are the only two places to have their vehicle repaired. While this is true for many repairs, locksmiths are a cost-saving resource for those with car ignition repair problems.
Today, Locksmith in Tampa brings you the symptoms of a bad ignition switch. The purpose of the ignition system is to activate the electrical system of the car by generating internal combustion – a very high voltage from the car’s 12-volt battery- to enable the main electrical systems in a vehicle.
The ignition can fail in two ways, sometimes; their problems are related to the electric ignition switch, in such case, the engine refuses to turn over when the key is inserted. But also the lock cylinder ignition may also fail when the key can’t be inserted in the key ignition, or the key refuses to turn and catches in the lock, that is where you will need to call a professional locksmith to take care of your switch
If you are having problems turning on the engine, this may be due to a failing ignition switch; different symptoms will help you determine whether if it this is the case or if it’s a motor issue. If your ignition switch is the one not working it will display different signs:
Status of the switch
A car ignition has three different ignition statuses that are controlled when the key is inserted in the ignition. The first position is the “off” status, meaning power is off, the “on” state which is when the lights in the dashboard turn on but the engine still off and then the position three which is “the start mode”, where you turn the engine up. A very straightforward sign of a bad ignition switch is when the lights in the dashboard don’t turn when the key is in the second position.
This one can be a bit tricky because we always relate a car that won’t start a dead battery problem, but it is not necessarily always like this. The ignition is responsible for generating this internal combustion that ends up turning the car on, so if your car fails to start, it may be because of a bad switch which may also lead to a dead battery, if you attempt to turn the engine a few times.
An overly hot switch is another sign of a bad ignition switch. This sign that may be happening in the electrical system. These switches are connected to some wires. When the terminals of this wire overheat
Another symptom of a bad ignition switch is if it is overly hot when touched. This is an accurate sign that the ignition switch problem could be rooted in the electrical system. The ignition switch is connected to a series of high-resistance wires and any of the terminals connecting these cables can overheat, which in time can melt the insulating base. Usually, when this happens the car will abruptly and violently move, but the engine won’t start.
With time, especially in older cars, is very likely that the ignition switch fails in time due to the use. If your switch begins to fail, you will not hear any clicks from the main relay that fires the ignition system. So it is vital that you check your dashboard lights as we previously advised. When the keys are in the status two, all the lights like the break, oil, charge lights will not turn work. So you can try to start your engine but as soon as it begins to start, let go the key, then go back to the run position and check the lights. If the go out when the switch goes back, it means that the switch has a problem.
Here you have consequences if you dont lets us fix your car ignition:
- Engine dies
- Engine won’t start
- Intermittent loss of lighting and accessories
- Loose money (you really want to loose money on it)
But you have sometimes wondered where all this comes?
The answer is so simple that it overwhelms: the key. In the beginning, it was the key and the key to security. And security was the key in the epistle of Unlock Me, chapter 1 verse 1 we have a commandment: The key is the beginning of all functioning. And yes, the key is everything.
The key is the one that keeps your security at home to the key that transports you from one place to another. In the case of the cars, the first thing is the contact key, which has the mission of starting the ignition process, with the function of providing an operation to the electrical system with the turning of the key.
After this, the coil is putting into operation, and this is responsible for providing the necessary voltage for the spark plugs to achieve the combustion of the fuel-air mixture inside the engine.
Another of the fundamental parts is known as platinum, which allows increasing the voltage from the coil to the spark plug, remembering that for a spark plug to ignite the mixture, it must have energy close to 25,000 Volts.
This piece is constitute by a set of hammer and anvil, and works interrupting constantly the current, with this last component making mass.