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BWD Ignition Switch

Part No. CS600 Warranty  

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BWDIgnition Starter Switch
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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    (3)

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          • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)
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        5.0

        Just like OEM

        By Chooch

        from Mid Maryland

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Retired Tech

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Fits like the original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gm Theftlock System
          • Small Cars

          Comments about BWD Ignition Starter Switch:

          Install is a little tedious, but search YouTube for some great How-To videos that make life a lot easier. Its been years since I have done one,,helped alot!

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          5.0

          Direct replacement and working well.

          By Alan R.

          from Vero Beach, FL

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Needs 1 Instruction

          Best Uses

            Comments about BWD Ignition Starter Switch:

            Much more aggravating to replace on the 02 impala than I had assumed it would be. Hard to get the connectors out of the old one. The product is great though. Exact match. Make sure the key is turned the right way or the lock won't let you put the shifter cable back in. Its just a little plastic piece that flips back and forth in there, but it stops the shifter cable from seating correctly. Other than that it went back in quite easily. I saw where others had trimmed the plastic piece off and gotten it to work, but its supposed to be there.

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            4.0

            GOOD PART FOR THE MONEY

            By R2

            from Forest Hill, Md.

            About Me Mechanic

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BWD Ignition Starter Switch:

                Customer came to me with a complaint of the ignition key would not turn. After a few minutes of diagnosis it was decided that the key cylinder was bad.

                I removed the trim bezel, radio, heater control panel and center console to gain access to the shift interlock cable.

                I removed the key cylinder, ignition switch and cable. due to the key cylinder not being able to turn I needed to replace both the cylinder and switch. After exchanging the neccesary parts the assembly was reinstalled in reverse of the removale procedure and a key relearn was performed per the included instructions.

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                4.0

                Cost effective alternative to OEM part

                By Joe mechanic

                from Appleton, WI

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                Pros

                  Cons

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                      Comments about BWD Ignition Starter Switch:

                      Fit perfectly in 2001 Olds Alero. The old switch quit working, and I lost my blower motor, power windows, cruise, and rear defogger. After troubleshooting the problem I came across the ignition switch. Very easy to replace, took less than an hour. (I do have a mechanical background however) The only problem was the lock tab for the shifter cable would not lock into the new switch without having to shave a little plastic off the new switch so the lock tab would catch. Otherwise it fit perfectly. And the price was right especially with online discount coupons with in-store pick up. Beat the competition by $50-$60.

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                      2.0

                      Short lifespan

                      By Ron

                      from St. Louis, MO

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Retired Engineer

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Identical to original
                      • Second part still working

                      Cons

                      • 1st switch falied

                      Best Uses

                      • Ignition switch

                      Comments about BWD Ignition Starter Switch:

                      The people at the store were very helpful and friendly. That was nice after the first switch failed in just a week or so. The 2nd is over 3 mos old now.

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                      4.0

                      Ignition Starter Switch by BWD

                      By Ron

                      from St. Louis, MO

                      About Me Casual Driver, Home mechanic, Retired Engineer

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Exact Replacement
                      • No problems after install

                      Cons

                      • Hard to install cable

                      Best Uses

                      • 2001 Malibu

                      Comments about BWD Ignition Starter Switch:

                      There was a small burr on the edge of the hole for the park cable tab. Had to scrape it off to install, which was hard to do after connecting all the wire bundles.

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Jonathan

                      from Danville, VA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BWD Ignition Starter Switch:

                          It was extremely hard to put in, but it did the trick.

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                          • Q:

                            Will this make my car crank up right? Does this come with the sensor and will this recognize my key?
                            Asked on 11/13/2013 by joe long

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              That's a great question, Joe. This ignition switch is used to turn the vehicle on/off and it does not have sensor. The sensor is contained in the outer housing of the lock cylinder housing, it picks up a signal when the key is turned.

                              Answered on 11/14/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                          • Q:

                            my 2000 Pontiac grand am will shut down when driving if the ignition key is jiggled. also, all of the warning lights are showing on the dash when driving and the tail lights are out. Is the problem in the ignition switch?
                            Asked on 5/19/2013 by cliff from belhaven n.c, 27810

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Ignition Switch - part# CS600, the ignition switch may be the possible cause of the problem on your Pontiac Grand Am. However, I 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, you may also 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 5/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Is the a remanufactured starter or a new one?
                            Asked on 3/11/2013 by cj

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              This BWD Ignition Starter Switch - part# CS600 is a new one. 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 3/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            I had the dealer put a computer anaylist on my car 2000 Pontiac Grand AM and it said this could be the reason for the car just completely shutting down when going down the highway. Have you heard about such a thing before. Thanks Ron
                            Asked on 10/23/2012 by Ron from Garrettsville, Ohio

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Symptoms of a Bad Ignition Switch: Vehicle Doesn't Start: Since the ignition switch is what prompts the engine to start, the surest symptom of a problematic ignition switch is when the vehicle is unable to start. If the car either does not start at all, or takes several tries to start, it may be the symptom of a faulty or bad ignition switch. However, this could also be a symptom of other problems, such as a fading battery. If the vehicle sputters and tries to come on but fails, or comes on only partially, it is most likely the battery. If the vehicle simply doesn't start at all, it is most likely the ignition switch. Headlights and Dashboard Lights Go On: If the headlights and dashboard lights go on but the vehicle doesn’t start, this is another clear sign of a bad ignition switch. Since it is the battery and not the ignition switch that turns on the headlights, if the engine won't turn on but the headlights and dashboard lights will, your problem is most likely caused by an ignition switch. Heating Up: Another symptom of a bad ignition switch occurs when the switch gets short circuited and heats up. If the switch is impossible to touch with the hands, it is a sign that the ignition switch is facing a problem rooted in the vehicle’s electrical and wiring system. The ignition switch is connected to a series of high-resistance wires. Any of the terminals connecting these can heat up. This results in arcing of the terminal(s), which further heats up to the extent that it melts the bakelite insulating base. From there, the wiring directly next to the ignition switch can heat up. When this happens, the vehicle jerks and doesn’t start despite repeated turning of the switch. For 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 10/24/2012 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Can this switch sometimes cause a itermediat blower problem?
                            Asked on 12/11/2011 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              I 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.

                              Answered on 12/12/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                          • Q:

                            do this product come with the key
                            Asked on 9/9/2011 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              No, it does not include the key.

                              Answered on 9/10/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Would the ignition switch cause me to lose power to power windows and power to climate control system? Fan and air conditioning does not work. Someone told me it was in my ignition switch.
                            Asked on 7/11/2011 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Without the presence of your vehicle, we could not provide the exact solution. It is advisable to contact a certified mechanic to identify the exact problem and then we request you to contact us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) for replacing the exact defective part.

                              Answered on 7/13/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
                          • Q:

                            my key fit but when i turn it on none of the dash lights work it turns over dose not start 2003 malibu chevy
                            Asked on 5/1/2011 by cats from bare oh

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              I 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.

                              Answered on 6/25/2011 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            hi i bought a cylinder lock set with keys from advance auto and i put it in and worked fine. then the other day went to start the car and the ignition wont turn. could u tell me why and how i get the ignition switch out to put a new one in. i just bought last week
                            Asked on 2/21/2011 by shane from watsontown, PA

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              I 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.

                              Answered on 2/22/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                          • Q:

                            is this the ignition switch i need because the car wont start sometimes and the security light comes on when your going down the road wonder if the switch is not recognizing my key anymore.
                            Asked on 2/11/2011 by shane from watsontown, PA

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              This could possibly be the problem. However, with out the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer.

                              Answered on 2/11/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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