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Need to buy an ignition switch for a 25 year old Thermador Grill

We have in our home a Char Glo BBQ by Thermador, Model CGE1-29, date of manufacture June 1985 and the ignition switch burnt out several years ago.
We have to manually ignite the grill (using electricity) each time we use it. We then turn the electricity off so as not to burn out the pilot/starter.
Can we purchase a new ignition switch?
Thanks in advance of your response.
Mandy Mandie

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