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BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid

Part No. S5049 Warranty Details  
$21.99
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BWD SELECT® designs, specifies, and manufactures replacement parts with one goal in mind-make them the very best. To maximize performance and longevity, we use the finest materials and improve on OE specifications, whenever possible.

Product Features:
  • The BWD SELECT® starter solenoids contain heavy-duty copper contacts that reduce the effect of arcing and extend solenoid life.
  • The BWD SELECT® solenoids contain more pure copper windings than found on most vehicles and create a stronger magnetic field in even the hottest environments for better performance.
  • The BWD SELECT® solenoids contain cadmium-plated copper discs and solid contact bolts reduce voltage drop to deliver full battery power to the starter and have pure copper battery terminal studs that reduce resistance and permit higher current flow.
  • BWD is a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product
  • BWD is a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product
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BWDStarter Relay / Starter Solenoid
 
2.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

31%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

  • Incompatible (4)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Truck enthusiast (6), Casual driver (5), Mechanic (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy it again!

The stater relay switch was easy to install and to hook up all the wires to. Pluse it works great, no complaints!!!

The stater relay switch was easy to install and to hook up all the wires to. Pluse it works great, no complaints!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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I have a 91 f-150 5.8L, my old relay had broken so I needed a new one. At the store I opted for the premium relay despite what the online reviews had...Read complete review

I have a 91 f-150 5.8L, my old relay had broken so I needed a new one. At the store I opted for the premium relay despite what the online reviews had said. I thought to myself, those people probably just have a couple defective ones. Nope, it's junk. It took two days for this thing to get stuck in the closed position, melting cables. Luckily I had already read these reviews and knew how to react. Fortunately I also had a pair of pliers in my hand. I will give credit to the guy at the store, he was good enough to refund me for the part. I bought the cheaper one. Just make sure to keep your receipt and box.

Just remember:
1. Keep pliers close by
2. When the part screws up, pop the hood
3. Disconnect the negative battery cable

*Be careful that thing is going to be about 400 degrees

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Nice

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

Perfect

 
5.0

Great service

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

part was ready to pick up great service at Shallotte, NC store

 
5.0

I would buy it again!

By 

from Saint Paris, Ohio

About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

    The stater relay switch was easy to install and to hook up all the wires to. Pluse it works great, no complaints!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By 

    from Clemson SC

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

      very easy to install

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I should have purchased it sooner

      By 

      from Coventry, RI

      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

          Dificult to attach all the wires on the outgoing side because terminal needs to be a little longer.

          • Car & Truck:
          • Auto Enthusiast

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good cheap replacement part

          By 

          from Alameda, Sk

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          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

            A perfect replacement part, no altering to install.

            • Car & Truck:
            • Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            ripped off

            By 

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

            i was happy with the part but i was promised a twenty percent discount that i never recieved

            (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Returned this product needed a relay .

            By 

            from Hillsboro Ohio

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Incompatible

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

            I had to return the product because I needed a relay.product looked to be a good product I am sure I would have been satisfied with it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Save the Box

            By 

            from Maryland

            About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            3 or more reviews submitted

            Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

            I have a 91 f-150 5.8L, my old relay had broken so I needed a new one. At the store I opted for the premium relay despite what the online reviews had said. I thought to myself, those people probably just have a couple defective ones. Nope, it's junk. It took two days for this thing to get stuck in the closed position, melting cables. Luckily I had already read these reviews and knew how to react. Fortunately I also had a pair of pliers in my hand. I will give credit to the guy at the store, he was good enough to refund me for the part. I bought the cheaper one. Just make sure to keep your receipt and box.

            Just remember:
            1. Keep pliers close by
            2. When the part screws up, pop the hood
            3. Disconnect the negative battery cable

            *Be careful that thing is going to be about 400 degrees

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

            By 

            from Mobile, Al

            About Me Casual Driver, DIY, Truck Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

              • CHEAP
              • FAULTY

              Best Uses

              • Trash

              Comments about BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

              I have had to replace this solenoid FOUR times. First two times, it got stuck in the 'on' position. Second two, it shorted the electrical system. I had to pop my ford's hood and beat on it before I could even get basic electronics to work. The quality of this product is the absolute worst. Go buy something a lot better.

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              5 Questions | 5 Answers
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              • Q:

                where is it located
                Asked on 1/7/2014 by judy from ocala florida

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Hi Judy! Good question. Please provide us with your vehicle's year, make, model and engine size to assist you further.

                  Answered on 1/8/2014 by Morgan from AAP
              • Q:

                what is the amperage rating on this part?
                Asked on 11/8/2013 by big sexy

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi big sexy, good question! The amperage rating for this part is 30 amp.

                  Answered on 11/11/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                I want to use this relay to kill the battery when vehicle is parked due to parasitic drain. Is the relay rated for continous use since it will be engaged the entire time vehicle is running and are the contacts large enough to carrythe current continously
                Asked on 3/10/2013 by Chuck

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  This BWD Select Starter Solenoid -part# S5049 is vehicle specific. For assisting you further, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. 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 3/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                how can i tell if i need a solenoid or a new starter
                Asked on 8/13/2011 by redeye from pa

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  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 8/16/2011 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                what's the difference between this model solenoid and the snowplow version?? the snowplow one is cheaper..
                Asked on 8/13/2010 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  For further assistance please provide the vehicle's year, make, model, and engine size.

                  Answered on 8/14/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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