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How to Replace Ignition Coil 00-05 Volkswagen Passat

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  1. step : Removing the Engine Cover (0:45)
    • Turn the three engine cover clips 90 degrees with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the engine cover
  2. step : Removing the Ignition Coil (1:12)
    • Disconnect the ignition coil wiring harness
    • Pull out the ignition coil
  3. step : Installing the New Ignition Coil (1:38)
    • Push the new ignition coil into place
    • Connect the ignition coil wiring harness
    • Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the remaining coils
  4. step : Reinstalling the Engine Cover (1:58)
    • Put the engine cover into place, centering it on the oil filter
    • Push in the three engine cover clips with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Turn the clips 90 degrees to push them in

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video, we'll show you how to replace ignition coils on this. This subject vehicle is a 2003 VW Passat. It has the 1.8 Turbocharged or 1.8T motor which is the same for a lot of different VWs as well as Audis. The only tool you'll need is a large flat blade screwdriver on this vehicle. It may be a little different for the Audi if the engine vanity cover is different.

You want to remove this cover here. There are three little clips. Use a large screwdriver, turn 90 degrees, let them pop up, and 90 degrees, here. I'm going to tap it a little bit, 90 degrees. They pop up and then this cover rights up and off. Each coil has a little plug on. You just push on that tab and then pull the harness off. Obviously, if you're doing all four you do that for each one and then just kind of move the coil a little bit. Pull it right off and out.

The new coil from 1A Auto is just like the original. You go down in nice and straight and just press it right down in and reconnect it. It's a direct fit and then repeat for the rest of them.

Just place your cover back on. You could just use your oil filter or your oil filler as a centering point. Now use a screwdriver to press those down. Turn to 90 degrees.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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