What Is The Difference Between An Ignition Lock Cylinder And Ignition Switch?

What Is The Ignition Lock Cylinder? (713) 444-0787.

Hi there guys Nate here from Nate’s Locksmith & Garage doors. Most of us out there have cars and we turn them on and off several times a day. That means we stick and remove and turn the ignition lock cylinder every time on most of the car before 2016. Therefore there will come a time that you’ll ask yourself what is the ignition lock cylinder anyways?

An ignition lock cylinder is basically a composition of metallic cylinders, tubes, wafers and springs. Hence when the key is inserted into the main key hole, the wafers fall into the grooves on the key. Afterwards the wafers will compose a straight line allowing the tube twist freely inside the cylinder. Saying that i’m just over simplifying the complexity of the ignition lock cylinder. Therefore helping you get the idea!

Ignition Lock Cylinder

What Is The Difference Between The Ignition Lock Cylinder And Ignition Switch?

Well the most common mistake when people call me with a problem is that they confuse the ignition lock cylinder and the ignition switch. Therefore guys the difference between the too is great. About the ignition lock cylinder i have explained on top. Now i will explain what is the ignition switch.

The ignition switch is the master switch located BEHIND THE IGNITION CYLINDER. It is an electrical part that provides power for the vehicle’s electrical accessories, computer, fuel and the ignition systems. It also routes current from the battery to the starter to crank the engine. ACC – Accessory position that provides power to electrical accessories only, not the engine.

Therefore if you drive your key into the ignition lock and it doesn’t turn. A stuck or damaged ignition lock may cause the key not to turn. But if you drive the key into the ignition lock and it turns but the car doesn’t start that means that there is a problem with the ignition switch or the starter.

Ignition Lock Cylinder Is Not An Ignition Switch - This Is An Ignition Switch!

Also If You Need A Professional Assessment If You May Have A Bad ignition lock cylinder Or An Ignition Switch Problem. You Can Call Nate’s Locksmith & Garage Doors And We Will Provide A Professional Opinion. (713) 444-0787.