Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Ignition Module

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Removal & Installation



Digifant II

The ignition control unit is located in the cowling above the firewall in the engine compartment.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Make sure the ignition key is in the OFF position.
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  5. Remove the rubber weather-strip seal from the firewall. Carefully pull the plastic drain tray from the cowling.
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  7. Unplug the connector from the ignition control unit.
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  9. Remove the screws securing the to the heat sink/bracket assembly.
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  11. Remove the ignition control unit control unit.
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To install:

  1. Clean the mating surface of the heat sink/bracket and the bottom of the ignition control unit. These surfaces must be free of any debris.
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  3. Spread an even coat of dielectric grease on the bottom of the ignition control unit (the bare metal side). The dielectric grease helps to make a better thermal connection between the ignition control unit and the heat sink.
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  5. Position the new ignition control unit on the heat sink/bracket, then tighten the screws until snug.
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  7. Engage the electrical connection.
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  9. Install the idle stabilizer or plastic cowling cover and weather-strip seal as applicable.
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  11. Connect the battery cable.
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