ignition switch labor cost

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by dbdude69, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. dbdude69

    dbdude69 Guest

    did I Get cheated I paid 324 for a ignition switch to be put in?
    dbdude69, Nov 21, 2008
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    Lane Guest

    You didn't specify how many parts were required or the number of labor hours
    it took.

    When I replaced the ignition cylinder & tumblers in my '94 SC2 myself, I
    believe parts were under $50 and it took me about an hour once I had the
    right tools.

    If you're the slightest bit mechanically inclined and have a service manual
    and some patience, you can do practically anything.

    Lane, Nov 22, 2008
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    raamman Guest

    are you asking or are you telling ?
    raamman, Nov 23, 2008
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    Oppie Guest

    If you mean the entire ignition switch and not just the cylinder, the figure
    is probably right. There's a lot of stuff that has to be removed to get at
    the switch. The biggest part of the cost is labor. They get $95 per hour at
    an independent garage near me.
    Oppie (20 miles North of NYC)

    I remember my dad's late 60's buick station wagon that had a severe run-on
    problem. Garage changed the ignition switch and (predictably) it had no
    effect on the problem. I did some research and found that there was a
    electrical leakage path between the battery, through the alternator idiot
    lamp and to the ignition coil that was the source of the run-on. Added a 20
    cent diode in the warning lamp circuit to block the leakage current when
    ignition switch was off. End of problem.

    just noted your email address - you into high output audio sound? Did you
    attach your amplifier power feed through the ignition switch and burn it
    out? A relay controlled by ign switched power that in turn switches battery
    power into the amps is the preferred way to go...
    Oppie, Nov 24, 2008
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