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How To Replace A VW Ignition Coil

Do you have a bad ignition coil in your Volkswagen? Do you have a flathead screwdriver? If your answer to both questions is yes, then you can replace the ignition coil yourself. You don't even have to bring your car to a shop.

This tutorial will walk you through the process of replacing the ignition coil in your Volkswagen.

Are You Unsure Whether You Have A Bad Ignition Coil?

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If you're not sure whether you're dealing with a bad ignition coil, this diagnostic guide can help you. You need an ohmmeter to test the primary winding and the secondary winding. It's a pretty simple and straightforward process. If you've determined that one of your ignition coils is bad, you want to replace it as soon as possible.

Finding A Replacement Ignition Coil

Obviously, you need a replacement part before you can start the replacement process. There are two places where you can get an OEM ignition coil:

  1. Online
  2. At a Volkswagen dealership

If you want to save money, shop online. Dealerships have a tendency to mark up their prices by about 30%. Many online shops, including ours, have low overhead costs, so we’re able to offer rock bottom prices. In fact, we offer wholesale pricing and a price match guarantee. It can’t get any better than this.

Ignition coil

Ignition coil #07K-905-715-G fits a variety of 2005-2018 VW models.

We have an extensive inventory of ignition coils for all Volkswagen models. Look up your VW model to see if we have ignition coils for your car.

How To Replace An Ignition Coil In Your Volkswagen

To replace an ignition coil, you just have to remove it and then put the new one in. It's a straightforward process that's pretty much the same across all VW models. Take the following steps to replace the ignition coil:

  1. Make sure that the engine is cool.
  2. In the center of the engine bay, there's a plastic engine cover. With a flathead screwdriver, unscrew the screws holding it in place. Be careful not to unscrew all the way. Some plastic covers come with special spring-loaded screws. These screws will come out on their own when unscrewed just enough.
  3. Remove the plastic cover.
  4. The ignition coils are located directly over the spark plugs on both banks of the engine, if you've got a V-6. If you've got a four cylinder, there is just one set of coils. Remove the ignition coil wiring harness connectors with your hands.
  5. Remove the ignition coil from the top of each spark plug. You may need to wiggle them back and forth to remove them.
  6. Put the new ignition coil onto each spark plug. Make sure that it clicks in place, or at least feels snug.
  7. Re-connect all the connectors to the new coil.
  8. Put the engine cover back on.

Please contact us if you have any questions about replacing an ignition coil in your VW.