Discussion in 'Tech & Repair' started by Lizzie94, Feb 21, 2017.
Recommend me a brand of replacement ignition switch (the electrical part).
Personally I would go OEM.
It did it again a few days ago, so the brush/armature thing doesn't appear to be the issue. I REALLY don't want to have to replace the ignition switch because it would involve yanking the steering wheel and that's a difficult and scary task. If I do have to replace it, then so be it. But I really hope it's not the problem. Not really sure what else it could be besides the switch or the relay.
You can change an ignition switch (on a 2nd gen at least) without steering wheel removal. Instead you remove the column clamshell, undo the 4 bolts holding the column up to the dashboard, and let the wheel drop into your lap. Then you can get to those pesky anti-theft bolts to unbolt the ign switch assembly from the car.
Wow, that's awesome! Now I won't feel so bad about replacing the switch if I have to. Lol
Mine is acting up again. It starts before I get to the starting position, sometimes.
OK, you you are recommending the Standard Motor Products US301?
Third gen is identical process
If you look at the pictures of the Motorcraft switches in eBay, they say made in Taiwan. I'm not impressed!
Rebuilt stuff is made any and everywhere. I had a crap rebuilt alternator and virtually nothing about it was Motorcraft except the casing.
Here's a legit USA-made switch:
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