Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change ignition coil on VW GOLF 4 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: ignition coil – VW Golf 4. Tools you might need:
Electronic spray
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Drive socket # 13
HEX bit No.H5
HEX bit No.H6
Ratchet wrench
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: ignition coil – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for the ignition coils of all cylinders.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: ignition coil – VW Golf 4. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Disconnect the secondary air pump hoses.
  4. Step 4
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    Cover the secondary air pump channels with a microfibre cloth to prevent dust and dirt from getting inside.
  5. Step 5
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    Detach the secondary air pump connector.
  6. Step 6
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the secondary air pump to its bracket. Use a combination spanner #10.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the secondary air pump.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the fastener of the secondary air pump bracket. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the secondary air pump bracket.
  10. Step 10
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    Detach the connector from the ignition coil.
  11. Step 11
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    Disconnect the spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
    Replacement: ignition coil – VW Golf 4. Tip:
    Remember the sequence of the spark plug wires connectors.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the ignition coil bracket. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the ignition coil.
  14. Step 14
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    Treat the ignition coil connector with electronic spray. The spray will protect the electrical contacts from corrosion, oxidation, and will reduce the contact resistance.
  15. Step 15
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    Treat the spark plug wire connectors. Use electronic spray.
  16. Step 16
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    Install the new ignition coil to the spark plug well. Make sure you hear a click indicating that it is locked in place.
  17. Step 17
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    Tighten the ignition coil fastening. Use HEX No.H5. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 7 Nm torque.
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