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How to Detect a Failing Ignition Coil in a BMW

How to Detect a Failing Ignition Coil in a BMW

Representing the pinnacle of refinement and sophistication, BMWs are the perfect vehicles for professionals and go-getters. However, if neglected, even vehicles produced with the highest-quality parts will start to fail. One such failure common amongst BMW is ignition coil failure. With this in mind, in this article we will learn what the ignition coil does, why it fails, discuss the symptoms of its failure, and advise you where to go for help with this issue. What is the ignition coil and what does it do? The ignition coil looks like a silver tube that connects to your engine via a black plastic aperture. At its core, the ignition coil is a transformer. Its purpose is to convert low voltages into high voltages. The high voltage output is used to power spark plugs, which released this electricity in a spark that ignited the press ... read more


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