BMW Cars 1999-06

Ignition Coil

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Removal & Installation



S14 And M20 Engines
  1. Note the radio security code, then disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Locate the ignition coil. With the ignition OFF , disconnect the ignition lead from the coil tower. Label and remove the wires from the terminals marked 15 (+) and 1 (-), then remove the high voltage wire connector from the center tower terminal.
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  5. Remove the fasteners securing the ignition coil mounting bracket and remove the ignition coil.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting to enter the radio security code once the battery is connected.
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Testing



S14 And M20 Engines
  1. Note the radio security code, then disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Locate the ignition coil. With the ignition OFF , disconnect the ignition lead from the coil tower. Label and remove the wires from the terminals marked 15 (+) and 1 (-). Note that the high voltage wire connector on the center tower terminal is referred to as 4.
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NOTE
Resistance will vary with coil temperature. All specifications are measured at a temperature of 68°F (20°C)

  1. Using an ohmmeter, measure the primary resistance between the 15 (+) and 1 (-) terminals. The primary winding resistance should be 0.82 ohms.
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  3. Using an ohmmeter, measure the secondary resistance between the 15 (+) and the high-voltage output secondary winding terminal 4. The secondary winding resistance should be 8,250 ohms (8.25 Kilo ohms)
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  5. Replace the coil if it's not within specifications.
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  7. Reconnect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
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