Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.6, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6, VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.6, VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.6, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change spark plug on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: spark plugs – VW Golf 5. Tools you might need:
Replacement: spark plugs – VW Golf 5. Tools you might need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
Drive socket # 13
HEX bit No.H6.
XZN socket bit # 8
Spark plug socket # 16
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
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Replacement: spark plugs – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: spark plugs – VW Golf 5. Use the following procedure:
  1. How to change Spark Plug on Golf 5 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the hood.
  2. How to replace VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI 2004 Spark Plug - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
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    Step 3
    Remove the engine cover.
    Replacement: spark plugs – VW Golf 5. Tip:
    Raise the engine cover, holding it on two sides simultaneously.
  4. Changing Spark Plug on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI 2006 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the oil dipstick bracket.Use XZN #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 5
    Remove the oil dipstick.
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    Step 6
    Unscrew the intake manifold fasteners. Use HEX No.H6.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 7
    Detach the retainers of the ignition cables.
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    Step 8
    Disconnect the vacuum sensor.
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    Step 9
    Detach the vacuum pipe.
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    Step 10
    Unscrew the intake manifold fasteners. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
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    Step 11
    Remove the intake manifold.
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    Step 12
    Cover the intake manifold passages with a microfibre towel to prevent dust and dirt from getting inside.
  13. How to change Spark Plug on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Remove the spark plug wire connectors from the spark plug wells.
    Replacement: spark plugs – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC recommends:
    Be careful to avoid damaging spark plug wires.Remember the sequence of the spark plug wires connectors.
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    Step 14
    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
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    Step 15
    Unscrew the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. How to change Spark Plug on Golf 5 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Take out the spark plugs.Use the spark plug socket #16.
  17. How to replace VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI 2004 Spark Plug - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Apply a thin layer of a special high temperature anti-seize lubricant to the threads of the new spark plugs.
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    Step 18
    Install the new spark plugs into their mounting seats.Use the spark plug socket #16.
  19. Changing Spark Plug on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI 2006 by yourself
    Step 19
    Screw new spark plugs and tighten them.Use the spark plug socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 25 nm torque.
    Replacement: spark plugs – VW Golf 5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Don't tighten the plugs with excessive force. Exceeding tightening torque can damage the thread connection. Be careful when working with a spark plug wrench. Its skewing can cause damage to the threaded connection.
  20. How to remove VW GOLF 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Spark Plug - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Clean the intake manifold fasteners. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  21. How to replace Spark Plug on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Treat the spark plug wire connectors. Use high-temperature grease.Use a flat screwdriver.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Spark Plug replacement on Golf 5 2.0 TDI 2009 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Install the spark plug wire connectors into the spark plug wells.Make sure you hear a click indicating that it is locked in place.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: spark plugs – VW Golf 5. Follow the installation steps.
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    Step 23
    Remove the microfibre towel from the intake manifold.
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    Step 24
    Remove the intake manifold gasket.Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 25
    Install the new intake manifold gasket.
    Step 26
    Install the intake manifold.
  25. VW GOLF 1.9 TDI Spark Plug replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 27
    Tighten the intake manifold fasteners.Use a Phillips screwdriver.
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    Step 28
    Tighten the intake manifold fasteners.Use HEX No.H6.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  27. Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Spark Plug DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 29
    Connect the vacuum sensor.
  28. How to change Spark Plug on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 30
    Attach the vacuum pipe.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Golf 5 2009 2.0 TDI 16V Spark Plug
    Step 31
    Attach the retainers of the ignition cables.
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    Step 32
    Insert the oil dipstick.
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    Step 33
    Screw in the oil dipstick bracket.Use XZN #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  32. How to replace VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI 2004 Spark Plug - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 34
    Install the engine cover and secure it.
    Replacement: spark plugs – VW Golf 5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure the engine cover is properly seated. It should not be displaced with respect to the guiding fasteners.Do not apply excessive force when installing the part. Otherwise you may damage the fasteners.
  33. Golf 5 1.6 2005 Spark Plug replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 35
    Run the engine for a few minutes.This is necessary in order to make sure that the component operates properly.
  34. Changing Spark Plug on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI 2006 by yourself
    Step 36
    Shut off the engine.
    Step 37
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  35. How to remove VW GOLF 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Spark Plug - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 38
    Close the hood.
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