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Ignition coil test

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I would like to test my coils with an dvom,does anyone know if there is a guide for that,the values,and which pins to ohm out.....thanks in advance.
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dont quote me, but i want to say that you go through pins 1 and 3, but I'm not positive on that. there is a diy on this somewhere, i can't remember where

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Thx vdub......There is a primary and secondary winding check,I cant seem to find it either.
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i test mine by having the car run, unplug one at a time and listen for the change in how the engine runs. wont hurt anything.

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unplug one at a time and listen for the change in how the engine runs.
Thx fubardub,This is what I came across in the repair manual,should have caught it earlier...
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NOTE-
• Ignition coils and power output stages are a combined
unit.
Ignition coil primary and secondary resistance cannot
be measured.

• Ignition coils can be very sensitive to moisture which
can cause mis-firing. If replacing, always check with
and Authorized Volkswagen dealer or other knowledgeable
parts Professional to be sure of obtaining
the latest version.
If no faults are found with the supply voltage, impulse signal
or wiring, then the faulty ignition coils should be replaced.
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yeah alot of people have even cracked them open and tried to see what actually fails in them. its kinda a mystery. they are cheap enough to just buy 4 new ones and keep the old ones as backups. i keep 3 in my cubby in the hatch.

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