Your ignition coils are what provides voltage to your spark plugs to trigger combustion within your engine. When your ignition coils fail, the symptoms can go from minor annoyances to major headaches. Instead of being stranded on the way home from work or during a road trip, you can use our kit to replace your ignition coils and plugs preemptively.
Ignition coil failure is unfortunately a common issue on the MK7 Volkswagens that can leave you stranded. Going to the dealer to have them replaced, or worse, being towed to the dealer, is extremely expensive. Rather than empty your wallet, our kit is affordable and the job is simple enough for you to get the job done with basic hand tools in your garage or driveway.
MK7 Volkswagen Ignition Coil Kit Replacement Symptoms
Ignition coils are one of few parts that have quite a few symptoms that they have failed or are in the process of failing. Some of these symptoms can be more severe than others or even vary in severity themselves. The main symptoms are:
- Abnormal or excessive backfiring
- Difficulty starting your vehicle
- Poor fuel economy
- Stalling when approaching a stop
- Check engine light illuminated
- Check engine light flashing (stop driving your car immediately if this is the case)
- Engine fault codes
MK7 Volkswagen ignition coils do not have a service interval, but drivers report failure anywhere from 30,000 to 60,000 miles. We recommend replacing all of your ignition coils when one has failed as the others usually aren't far behind. We also recommend replacement by 100,000 miles just as peace of mind that you won't be left stranded.
If you think one of your ignition coils is the source of your problems, there's a fairly easy way to check if it's your problem. All you need to do is swap your ignition coil and spark plug from the cylinder you have an issue with and replace it with another cylinder. If the problem moves to the other cylinder, you can be sure that this was most likely your issue.
MK7 Volkswagen Models Applicable
This ignition coil service kit fits a variety of MK7 VW models produced between 2014 and 2018, including:
MK7 Volkswagen Ignition Coil Kit Interactive 3D Parts Diagram
- We don't have a diagram available at this time but it is in the pipeline.
Parts Included with MK7 Volkswagen Ignition Coil Kit
Additional Parts Required with MK7 Volkswagen Ignition Coil Kit
- Everything you need to do this job is already included in this kit.
Special Tools Required with MK7 Volkswagen Ignition Coil Kit
- No special tools are required to replace your ignition coils. Basic hand tools will do the job.
Additional Parts Recommended with MK7 Volkswagen Ignition Coil Kit
- We don't recommend any additional parts when replacing your ignition coils.
Aftermarket Upgrades for MK7 Volkswagen Ignition Coil Kit
- We do not recommend any aftermarket or other brand ignition coils than these Delphi ones in our kit.
It's a good thing that ignition coils in our kit come with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell, as they will fail again at some point down the road. Drive your car for another 50,000 miles or however long they make it, and replace them again after using our incredibly simple return procedure.
In the video below, Jay Van Gorden, our Volkswagen Catalog Manager, gets up close with this MK7 Volkswagen Ignition Coil Kit. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.
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