When to replace the Glow Plugs on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Glow plug : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7) 2.0 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: glow plugs – AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7). Tools you might need:
WD-40 spray
Electronic spray
High-temperature ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Spark plug socket # 10
Torx bit T27
Ratchet wrench
Flat screwdriver
Needle nose pliers
Fender cover
Replacement: glow plugs – AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all glow plugs.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from hot surfaces.
  • Replacement: glow plugs – AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7). Recommended sequence of steps:
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
    Before getting down to work, start the engine and let it warm up to operating temperature.
    Step 4
    Shut off the engine.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the bracket for the engine pipes. Use Torx T27. Use a ratchet wrench.
  2. Step 6
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    Detach the engine wiring harness. Use a flat screwdriver.
  3. Step 7
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    Detach the engine wiring harness connectors. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 8
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    Detach the glow plug wiring connectors. Use needle nose pliers.
  5. Step 9
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    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
  6. Step 10
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    Treat the glow plugs. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 11
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    Unscrew the glow plugs. Use the spark plug socket #10. Use a torque wrench.
  8. Step 12
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    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
  9. Step 13
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    Remove the glow plugs. Use the spark plug socket #10. Use needle nose pliers.
  10. Step 14
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    Treat the glow plugs. Use high-temperature ceramic grease.
    Please note!
    Do not touch the heating element as fingerprints may cause malfunction.
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