When to replace the Glow Plugs on your AUDI A4
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Glow plug : 30000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI quattro 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

All the parts you need to replace – Glow Plugs for A4 Avant (8E5, B6) and other AUDI models
Replacement: glow plugs – AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6). Tools you might need:
WD-40 spray
Electronic spray
High-temperature ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Spark plug socket # 10
Fender cover
Replacement: glow plugs – AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all glow plugs.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from hot surfaces.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) – should be done with the engine switched off.
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
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    Before getting down to work, start the engine and let it warm up to operating temperature.
  2. Step 4
    Shut off the engine.
    Step 5
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    Detach the glow plug wiring connectors.
  3. Step 6
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    Treat the glow plugs. Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Step 7
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    Unscrew the glow plugs. Use the spark plug socket #10. Use a torque wrench.
  5. Step 8
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    Remove the glow plugs.
  6. Step 9
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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.
  7. Step 10
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    Install new glow plugs to their mounting seats.
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