Thank you for your brief reply ..... I did write back to you at once, but I do not understand where that reply has gone to.
I wrote in my original question in the last sentence of my first paragraph that I did have a new starter relay and a new battery fitted? I said I had been advised that I might need a new barrel......
The reason I wrote to you...was to ask about whether 'You' believe with your expertise whether I also need a new barrel (lock switch) even though the car now starts nine out of ten times ..... taking into account all the mitigating foibles I mentioned.
I am a recently retired woman and don't have money to spare which is why I wrote to just answer....£20 seems a lot of money to pay when I am none the wiser.... I look forward to a more considered reply. Thanks