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BWD Ignition Lock Cylinder

Part No. CS448L Warranty Details  

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CARQUEST by BWD is an aftermarket leader, providing a premium line of engine management products. BWD manufactures and distributes high technology critical components for late model domestic and import vehicles. BWD is constantly evolving to give customers the competitive edge they need to compete in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

Product Features:
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation
  • Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation
  • Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technicians needs
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues
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Finish:Black
Keys Included:Yes

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CARQUEST by BWDIgnition Lock Cylinder
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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  • Trucks (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Could not recode to use original key...

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from Green Bay

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars
    • Trucks

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Ignition Lock Cylinder:

    The item is easy to install, but be aware that you will not be able to recode it to use the original key (at least in my case). The coding slugs and slots from BWD cylinder are slightly different than the ones found in my original Ford ignition cylinder.

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    3.0

    Feels cheap but works great

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    from Wallingford, ct

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to install
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Plastic Feels Cheap

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars
    • Small Cars
    • Trucks

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Ignition Lock Cylinder:

    These ford ignition are easy to install with the pin on the bottom of the cylinder. The original ignition ( the part you see from the exterior) is metal this one is plastic. Mechanically it does what it needs too, and for the price you can't beat it.

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    5.0

    As Advertised

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    from Orlando, FL

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Ignition Lock Cylinder:

    Fit as advertised and works well.

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    • No

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    • Q:

      Key will turn off truck but in off position the key alarm will not turn off draining my battery. Will changing this fix the problem, ALSO TRUCK WILL START WITHOUT KEY
      Asked on 5/2/2014 by Gary, new from Norridgewock, Me

      2 answers

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        A:

        Hi Gary, glad to assist you! A new ignition lock cylinder could possibly fix this problem. However, I would suggest that you to take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

        Answered on 5/3/2014 by Steve from AAP
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        A:

        Hi Gary, glad to assist! That lock does have a small contact that operates the key alarm. If that's what's stuck, and not a problem further in the column, then yes.

        Answered on 5/5/2014 by Vincent from AAP
    • Q:

      My car has the transponder lock. Are there any special steps when converting from transponder to no transponder?
      Asked on 11/30/2013 by Jason from Vero, Florida

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        A:

        Hi Jason! This process should be performed by a trained professional in order to ensure the key will function properly and start your vehicle. I would recommend that you check with a reputed locksmith for directions on this project.

        Answered on 12/4/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
    • Q:

      My key will not even turn in the ignition, would replacing it with this work?
      Asked on 11/25/2013 by DAnielle

      1 answer

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        A:

        Hi Danielle, the ignition lock cylinder could possibly the problem. However, i would suggest you to take your vehicle and thoroughly checked with a certified local mechanic before buying the parts that may/may not solve the problem.

        Answered on 11/25/2013 by Steve from AAP
    • Q:

      if you lost the original key how would you go about replacing the cylinder?
      Asked on 6/14/2013 by john from glenford ohio

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        A:

        Kindly follow the instructions to remove the ignition lock cylinder without key. The instructions are: Disconnect battery ground cable and air bag backup power supply, Remove steering wheel as outlined, Remove the two trim shroud halves by removing the retaining screws, Remove electrical connector from key warning switch, Using diameter drill, drill out the retaining pin, being cautious not to drill deeper, Place a chisel at the base of the ignition lock cylinder cap, Using a hammer strike chisel with sharp blows to break cap away from lock cylinder, Using a diameter drill, drill down the middle of the ignition lock key slot until the lock cylinder breaks loose from the breakaway base of the lock cylinder. Remove the lock cylinder and the drill shavings from the lock cylinder housing, Remove the snap ring or plastic retainer, washer, and steering column lock gear, Thoroughly clean all drill shavings and other foreign materials from the casting, Carefully inspect the lock cylinder housing for damage from the above operation. If any damage is apparent, the housing must be replaced. This process is very hard and time taking so, We would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

        Answered on 6/15/2013 by Max from AAP
    • Q:

      I replaced this in my 96 crown vic, the initial problem being that the original part had way more play than it should and it wouldn't turn the car off. The new piece is having the same problems. So does this mean I bought the wrong part or I installed it wrong?
      Asked on 2/21/2013 by Patrick from Florida

      1 answer

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        A:

        This BWD Ignition Lock Cylinder and Keys - part# CS448L is an exact fit for your 1996 Ford Crown Victoria. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis for the ignition lock cylinder having more play and replace the necessary parts. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

        Answered on 2/21/2013 by Vincent from AAP
    • Q:

      Where would I find instructions for replacing the ignition assembly?
      Asked on 1/15/2013 by Mark from Ohio

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        A:

        This BWD Ignition Lock Cylinder and Keys - part# CS448L is vehicle specific. For assisting you further on replacing the ignition lock assembly, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. You may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

        Answered on 1/16/2013 by Vincent from AAP
    • Q:

      Does it come with the gear bearing and retainer for the housing
      Asked on 5/25/2012 by Anonymous

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        A:

        No, I am sorry. This BWD Ignition Lock Cylinder and Keys (Part No. CS448L) does not come with gear bearing or retainer. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

        Answered on 5/26/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
    • Q:

      I've lost my car key. Is this all I need to purchase to get the car started and is it fairly easy to install this on my car?
      Asked on 9/18/2011 by Anonymous

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        A:

        Yes, this is the one you would need to get the car started. In order to check the exact fit application, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

        Answered on 9/18/2011 by Vincent from AAP
    • Q:

      do i need any special tools to replace the ignition lock part
      Asked on 5/2/2011 by fitz from jupiter

      1 answer

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        A:

        No, special tools are not required. It can be done with the normal tools.

        Answered on 5/2/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
    • Q:

      How hard is this to install?PJ
      Asked on 4/11/2011 by pj from tavares,fl

      1 answer

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        A:

        For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

        Answered on 4/11/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
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