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CARQUEST by BWD Ignition Switch

Part No. CS600 Warranty Details  

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BWDIgnition Switch
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just like OEM

By 

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 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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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Direct replacement and working well.

    By 

    from Vero Beach, FL

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Needs 1 Instruction

    Best Uses

      Comments about BWD Ignition 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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      GOOD PART FOR THE MONEY

      By 

      from Forest Hill, Md.

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BWD Ignition 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 

          from Appleton, WI

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

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BWD Ignition 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 

                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 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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                • No

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                4.0

                Ignition Starter Switch by BWD

                By 

                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 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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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product

                By 

                from Danville, VA

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BWD Ignition Switch:

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

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                    • Q:

                      2001 Maliubu 3.1,fuel pressure meets specs range when relay activates the pump.Still get intermittent FP relay activation/fuel pressure with 3 known "good" relays. Does this switches circuitry include a contact point or "signal" to the FP relay to run fuel pump that if worn or shorted would cause the intermittent FP relay "click"
                      Thx in Advance...
                      Asked on 7/31/2015 by LJ from Atlanta

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        I'm glad to assist you, LJ! It's not directly. The fuel pressure relay is operated by the ECM. ECM does "watch" the ignition switch though. Monitor system voltage and fuel pump command through a scan tool.

                        Answered on 8/3/2015 by Solomon
                    • Q:

                      This switch turns on many items in the vehicle circuit. What is the possibility this switch is the cause of loosing turn signals while driving. Turn the switch off and on again may allow the turns signals to work again. The turn signal lever is NOT touched during this activity
                      If the turn signal switch is moved and NOT the ignition switch, the signals do not return working.
                      Asked on 1/2/2015 by ada from Mankato mn

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Ada! Without knowing more information, it’s hard to be specific. In general this style of GM ignition switch can lose one or another power feed. It is very unlikely that the switch feeds just the turn signals so I would think you would lose more functions.

                        Answered on 1/9/2015 by Solomon
                    • Q:

                      my key is stuck in my 2005 pontiac grand prix. is this what I need to fix my car
                      Asked on 10/29/2014 by Leeann glover from chatanooga tn

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Yes Leeann glover, the ignition switch could possibly fix this problem. However, I would suggest that you 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 10/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      the key switch will not start the 2004 grand am gt starter will turn if you jump it over but will not start will this switch cause the security system to not let car start
                      Asked on 9/30/2014 by roadhog

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Roadhog, this part could possibly the problem. However, I would suggest that you 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 10/1/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      is the theft deterrent module part of this ignition switch?
                      Asked on 9/2/2014 by Paul

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        I'm happy to help, Paul! The Passkey module is included in this ignition switch for your 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L V6.

                        Answered on 9/3/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                    • 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
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