It is likely that it will be more expensive if you decide to take your car to a garage for a professional mechanic to do the job. If you decide to do it yourself, there are some useful guides online and it has been estimated on www.hondacarforum.com that it would cost between $120 and $150 to do the job yourself.
There is a detailed guide to replacing the ignition switch on a 1998 to 2002 Honda Accord at www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-1998-2002-Honda-Accor
To perform the task, you will require the following tools and materials:
• 10 mm wrench
• Phillips screwdriver
• Flathead screwdriver
• Electrical tape
• Electrical portion of the Honda Accord ignition switch
The author of this step-by-step guide, Miroslav Djuric, describes the job as one of 'moderate' difficulty and estimates that it should take around 1 hour to complete.
The Honda Accord is a series of compact, mid-series and full-size automobiles that have been sold by Honda since 1976 across the world. The eighth generation version of the Honda Accord went on sale in 2008.
Honda is a Japanese multinational company which is most renowned as being a global manufacturer of automobile vehicles and motorcycles. Since 1959, Honda has been the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. Honda is also the sixth largest automobile manufacturer in the world. The company was founded in September 1948 by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa and is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Their shares trade on both the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.