If the ignition switch of your car is broken, whether you take it to a mechanic or choose to do it yourself, replacing an ignition switch could be costly. This leaves many people wondering how to bypass an ignition switch to start their car, which is a feat in itself. 

Bypassing a broken ignition switch is quite a technical procedure that will require a little more than just a manual and a keen sense of learning. The best case scenario is that you take your car to a professional to handle it or simply just replace the switch.

Keep in mind Oznium does not sell ignition switches.

In many cases, a job such as this one would require columns being removed and all sorts of rewiring, depending on the vehicle of course. For those of you who have older vehicles and are confident enough about your abilities, the best option is to install a push button ignition on your car, so we’ve created a 13 step guide on how to do just that.

How to install a Push Button Ignition on Your Car:

  1. The first and MOST IMPORTANT step is to disconnect the battery of your car. Attempting this project while still hooked up to the battery could cause an injury or fire.
  2. Find the perfect placement for your push button starter switch, whether you put it on the dashboard or center console is totally up to you.
  3. Remove the nut from the positive stud of your starter solenoid with your wrenches or sockets.
  4. Remove the insulation a part of the way down your wire, preferably a 12-gauge (or more) wire, you can use a crimping tool to do this. Attach an eyelet connector over the positive stud of the solenoid. Crimp the connector onto the wire so it’s nice and secure and place the eyelet over the positive stud.
  5. Reattach the nut.
  6. Run the wire into the passenger side of your car in such a way that it won’t come into contact with hot or sharp engine parts. Check how much wire you’ll need and trim to the desired length.
  7. Strip the insulation on the end of your wire and install a crimp connector that will fit on one side of your push button switch.
  8. Remove the screw from the back of your push button switch, then join the connector and switch.
  9. Strip the remaining wire’s insulation about 1/4 inch down so you can install a crimp connector, remove the screw from the other side of your push button switch and join the connector and the switch.
  10. Route the wire to your battery’s positive, once again staying clear of hot or sharp parts that could damage the wire.
  11. You can now connect the negative side of the battery.
  12. Go ahead and connect the positive side of your battery.

Remember, you’ll still need your key so simply turn your key to the on position and push the push button starter switch!

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