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I just ran across this ignition switch made by NTK Japan for WVE.
It's WVE 1S6002 @ $12.56 at RockAuto.
3 year/36000 Warranty.
I've had very good luck with the replacement parts from Japan vs AC Delco.
The repeat Labor Cost for the same AC Delco part was killing me.
 

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Hmmmmm, interesting. It sure is cheap and worth a try. I agree, the Japanese parts should be a better quality than south of the border or other far east countries ......... I cannot beleive the trouble people are having with the Delco replacements.
 

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I just ran across this ignition switch made by NTK Japan for WVE.
It's WVE 1S6002 @ $12.56 at RockAuto.
3 year/36000 Warranty.
I've had very good luck with the replacement parts from Japan vs AC Delco.
The repeat Labor Cost for the same AC Delco part was killing me.
I realize this was a year ago I just wonder if you bought it and if it worked 100%? Thanks
 

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It looks like the OEM switch that came in our SSR. Black cover on back side should be Grey. Can't turn it over to be sure.

GM stopped make the D1426D with black covers because of so many problems with the points. That said, some OEM switches are still in service.

Doesn't bother me, I know "everything" goes thru ignition switch and I change battery and ignition switch, ACDelco D1426D every 5 years, need to or not. I avoid the "knock offs".

I even carry a spare switch.

Dicktator
 

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It's all about the quality of the part.
Very little is made in the US today.
I have had the best luck with "Made in Japan" after replacing too many "Made in China" GM AC Delco parts.
It's not so much the cost of the part, but the of labor to have it done.
Part: $40, Labor: $400+.
If you can do it yourself, it's the best route.
My first AC Delco Ignition switch was done by the Chevy Dealer.
They said that they had to take the entire Dash out to replace the switch.
That was 4 hours of labor plus the switch.
Ouch!
Lasted less than a year.
The second one lasted a little over a year.
The third "Made in Japan" is doing well.
Thankfully, I found Dicktator, SSRFanatic and MIKE IN AZ after that.
Here is what I noticed on some parts when comparing the original part to the replacement:
- Plastic has replaced metal
-Seals and Gaskets are thinner
-Rubber is thinner
-Different Metal, e.g. no more brass on brake hoses.
Now, I alway try to find a better quality part.
Maintenance is expensive.
However, if Mike in AZ ( Simple Engineering) has it, I stop there.
It's not just Auto Parts today, it's parts for everything.
Take a look at you 2" X 4".
 

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Many AC Delco and Delco Remy Parts are still made in Canada, US and Mexico and are OEM parts used by GM dealers. Delco Professional Parts are made in China to replace OEM parts for DIY and independent repair shops.
Be careful when you buy parts. If it's Delco professional Run away. Theres also a ton of Rebuilt parts out there and some may be good but you have no idea what the core came from and the rebuilders are all over the world except North America so quality control is questionable. I did get a rebuilt steering rack installed on my SSR from Dorman and so far (1 year) it's good. It was the only option I had. The bonus was the core was not an SSR and the ratio is different which made the steering much lighter.
 
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