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CARQUEST by BWD Relay

Part No. R6100 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:
  • High quality composite housings protect against harsh temperatures and severe under hood conditions
  • Featuring brass or copper contacts where specified for extended wear
  • All parts are manufactured to stringent quality requirements. Our plants are TS16949 and ISO9001 certified which assures that every part is the right part for the right vehicle.
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CARQUEST by BWDRelay
 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (10)
  • Everyday driving (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (6), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Seems to have solved my problem

I was losing low beams at unexpected times. Did research on why they were going out. This part was cheapest fix hoping it would solve the problem, and so far its the fix.

I was losing low beams at unexpected times. Did research on why they were going out. This part was cheapest fix hoping it would solve the problem, and so far its the fix.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Failed twice in two years, headlights stuck on both times.

I have had to replace this product twice. Both times when it failed it would leave the headlights stuck on. The second failure appeared to be intermittent. I went into the garage to...Read complete review

I have had to replace this product twice. Both times when it failed it would leave the headlights stuck on. The second failure appeared to be intermittent. I went into the garage to get something and the headlights were on, before I could pull the relay they were back off like they should be. Went back out to the garage today and they were on again. The car wasn't even touched in the past 24 hours. Highly recommend against using this to replace a solid state fan relay!

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3.0

i would not buy this again

By 

from frederick md

About Me Mechanic

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Only Lasted A Year

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving

Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

not that good lasted only a year its easy to install

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1.0

Failed twice in two years, headlights stuck on both times.

By 

from Indiana

Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

I have had to replace this product twice. Both times when it failed it would leave the headlights stuck on. The second failure appeared to be intermittent. I went into the garage to get something and the headlights were on, before I could pull the relay they were back off like they should be. Went back out to the garage today and they were on again. The car wasn't even touched in the past 24 hours. Highly recommend against using this to replace a solid state fan relay!

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exactly what I needed to fix the problem

By 

from Michigan

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
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Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

    After some online research for possible cause of why my low beams were not working, but the high beams were fine, everything pointed to this Headlamp Relay. A quick part search found the best price at Advance Auto Part and it was in stock at my local store.

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    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    perfect fit

    By 

    from baton rouge, la

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

      N/a

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fits and Works

      By 

      from Southbury, CT

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      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

      headlight relay. fits and works

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT

      By 

      from miami, fl

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

        Easy to install, and fixed the problem immediately. Cheap solution for a big problem. Saved me a Bunch of $$!

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good product

        By 

        from NN. Va.

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 3

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

        Good replacement part

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        BWD poor quality control?

        By 

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • 2nd One Not Diming Drls
        • Failed After 2 Days
        • Made in china
        • Return For 3rd Time

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

        I have doubts about BWD quality. Next time I
        will purchase same unit made by Wells.

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        fixed my problem

        By 

        from manalapan

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

          headlights were not working so i changed the halogen bulbs and nothing, next changed the fuses even though they looked good still nothing. something told me to change this relay and bang headlights came on bright as ever !

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          (10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works as intended

          By 

          from NJ

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Relay:

            No issues

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            Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

            5 Questions | 5 Answers
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            • Q:

              Simple is this a solid state relay? I saw someone else asked the question and it wasn't answered, you don't need to know the make of the car to answer this question.
              Asked on 10/15/2015 by none

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi, I'm glad to assist you. This CARQUEST by BWD Relay (Part No. R6100) is a solid state relay.

                Answered on 10/16/2015 by Solomon
            • Q:

              It appears that faulty headlamp relays is common in Trailblazers. I'm being advised to ensure the replacement relay is solid state vs. standard due to amperage concerns. Is this relay a solid state relay per OEM equipment?
              Asked on 7/22/2015 by Jim from Atlanta, GA

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Jim! Since you didn't mention the specific vehicle, it's hard to tell for sure. To give you the correct information I would need the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                Answered on 7/22/2015 by Solomon
            • Q:

              HOW DO YOU CHECK IF R6100 RELAY IS GOOD OR BAD?
              Asked on 10/29/2014 by LEO from TAMPA,FL

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Leo, happy to help you! Here is the steps to test the relay: Remove the relay from any contact with circuitry. Most larger relays are socketed and may easily be removed. Test the de-energized condition of the relay contacts. Use a digital multimeter (DMM) to test the resistance between each pole of the relay and the corresponding NC and NO contacts for that pole. All NC contacts should read 0 ohms to the corresponding pole. All NO contacts should read infinite resistance to the corresponding pole. Energize the relay. Use in independent voltage source appropriate for the rating of the relay coil. If the relay coil is diode protected, make sure that the independent voltage source is connected with the proper polarity. Listen for a click when the relay is energized. Check the energized condition of the relay contacts. Use a digital multimeter (DMM) to test the resistance between each pole of the relay and the corresponding NC and NO contacts for that pole. All NC contacts should read infinite resistance to the corresponding pole. All NO contacts should read 0 ohms to the corresponding pole.

                Answered on 10/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Is this relay for lo beams or high beams
              Asked on 8/24/2014 by hank from lake asbury fl

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Hank, glad to assist you! It depends on the vehicle. This is a variable duty cycle relay.

                Answered on 8/28/2014 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              Is this 12 volt?
              Asked on 10/24/2012 by Jeff

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This BWD Relay (Part No. R6100) is a 12 volt relay. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 10/24/2012 by Rick from AAP
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