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92 ACCORD INSERT IGNITION KEY TO START - BATTERY OK, DASH LIGHTS ON, BUT NO IGNITION CONTACT WITH STARTER MOTOR. THIS JUST STARTED, AND HAS BEEN INTERMITTENT. FROM POSTED COMMENTS, THIS APPEARS TO BE A COMMON COMPLAINT. IF THE PROBLEM IS THE IGNITION SWITCH, CAN A NOVICE REPLACE IT? I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR IT!! THANKS MUCHO FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS!

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  • porkynoh Jul 30, 2008

    will follow advice tomorrow am -- thanks mucho!

  • looktothelig Nov 20, 2008

    when i installed new ignition switch and harness i cannot pull key out of switch

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Yes you can replace the switch yourself, it would help to have a manual though. I have heard of this issue, but first verify that no crank signal is reaching the starter motor solenoid using a 12 volt test light while someone holds the key in the crank position, also if the car is a manual trans make sure the clutch switch is ok, it locks out the starter until the clutch is depressed. Remember a few minutes of simple tests can save buying expensive parts you don't need!

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