Delphi Corp. will offer ignition wire sets to the independent aftermarket, with 42 part numbers currently available to cover 20% of the vehicles in North America. The line will be complete by the third quarter, according to Lucia Moretti, global marketing director, Delphi Products & Service Solution.
Ignition cable materials can break down over time due to heat and contamination, with average industry replacement at 75,000 miles. Each year, nearly 5% of all vehicles on the road will require a replacement wire set. Failed wire sets can cause rough idle, misfire under load, and poor fuel economy.
The ignition wire sets will be sold with original equipment boots, terminals and lead lengths, and will be configured in application-correct 7 mm or 8 mm cable sizes.