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The ignition switch may not be very expensive.  There are probably two parts to the ignition switch - the part that you put the key in, and the electronic part behind the key switch.  The electronic part is the part you may need to replace.  I bought this part once at Auto Zone for around $15.  Replacing the electronic part of the ignition switch fixed an electrical problem my car had.
 
I would start with that part.
 
If your starter tests good, then the problem isn’t with your starter, it is with whateverwith the part in the car that tells the starter to run.
If your starter tests good, then the problem isn’t with your starter, it is with whateverwith the part in the car that tells the starter to run.
 
It occurs to me that you might be able to run a mechanic’s switch to your starter, then turn your key on and push the button on the mechanic’s switch when you want to start your car.  (That’s also known as “hotwiring” your car.)

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The ignition switch may not be very expensive.  There are probably two parts to the ignition switch - the part that you put the key in, and the electronic part behind the key switch.  The electronic part is the part you may need to replace.  I bought this part once at Auto Zone for around $15.  Replacing the electronic part of the ignition switch fixed an electrical problem my car had.
 
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If your starter tests good, then the problem isn’t with your starter, it is with whatever part in the car tells the starter to run.
 
It occurs to me that you might be able to run a mechanic’s switch to your starter, then turn your key on and push the button on the mechanic’s switch when you want to start your car.  (That’s also known as “hotwiring” your car.)

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Original post by: MrJimPhelps ,

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The ignition switch may not be very expensive.  There are probably two parts to the ignition switch - the part that you put the key in, and the electronic part behind the key switch.  The electronic part is the part you may need to replace.  I bought this part once at Auto Zone for around $15.  Replacing the electronic part of the ignition switch fixed an electrical problem my car had.

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If your starter tests good, then the problem isn’t with your starter, it is with whatever part in the car tells the starter to run.

It occurs to me that you might be able to run a mechanic’s switch to your starter, then turn your key on and push the button on the mechanic’s switch when you want to start your car.  (That’s also known as “hotwiring” your car.)

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