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Old 01-17-2015, 09:42 PM   #1
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OEM or Aftermarket for ignition switch?

price range is broad on these ignition switches. does it matter if its oem or aftermarket? anyone with issues? thank you
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:41 AM   #2
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I got mine aftermarket from eBay for around $11. I can find the link Monday or if you find the thread with tips about swapping the switch it has a link. Has been working great so far.
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Mine was an eBay unit as well, and it's been great.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:11 AM   #4
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thanks guys for your advice. yes if you can find the link to your exact one you bought.

i see ones for $5-$30. Just curious if the aftermarket ones are just as good. It seems like it. thank you! Im tired of pulling my key out and the car beeps thinking its still in there. Have to put in and out a few times before it stops. thanks again !
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:58 AM   #5
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This thread has more details:
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/46411-ignition-switch-replacement-holy-crap.html

The ebay auction where we got them from has sold out:
Audi Porsche Volkswagen New Ignition Switch 4A0905849B | eBay

But there are several other places that have them, here is one:
Porsche Boxster 911 Volkswagen Audi Ignition Switch | eBay
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:29 AM   #6
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I had trouble with an aftermarket unit; had to replace it with one I got from an Audi dealer.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:29 AM   #7
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NAPA usually has them in stock for about $11. You have one around the corner in Hummelstown.
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