It is possible the clutch safety switch has been damaged or Burn't out. I think the ignition switch was the fault all along and nothing to do with the cable at the outset. Of course. The cable would have needed replacing if it was corroded. As for your repair charges.?
OEM Dealer part ignition switch $94.04 you could probably get this cheaper at an autoparts store?
The book time for the repair is 1.4 hours. So it depends on what the shop charges per hour for labor. Generally around $70 P/H. So around $110.00 to $120.00 labor. Total $224.04 but they could be charging for tracking down the fault. In my opinion it is still excessive. Tell them to leave the switch if it is damaged and you will replace it yourself. It obviously isn't seriously damaged if they already had the car running without there foot on clutch? It's a simple repair and i'll talk you through it ? I don't have a price for the switch but I would think around the $20/30 mark and 30 minutes to fit
hope this helps
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 AT 7:56 PM