If your Nissan’s ignition switch is failing, there are two classic signs that it needs replacement: the lock cylinder will not turn to the “On” position or the ignition key will rotate in the lock cylinder but it cannot be removed. If your key is stuck in the ignition switch, tap the end of the key lightly with a hammer. Techniques for replacing the ignition switch can vary depending on the year and model of your Nissan, but there are some common steps.
Tools Used: Tools, Screwdriver, Socket wrench set, Power drill, Screw extractor bits
Fix the Ignition Switch
Disconnect the negative cable from your Nissan’s battery. If your Nissan is equipped with an airbag, disconnect the electrical connection leading to your airbag so that it will not inflate while you are working on your steering column.