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2001 vw new beetle 2.0 gls. Cant remember firing order, coil

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2001 vw new beetle 2.0 gls. Cant remember firing order, coil pack is straight not square, cannot find diagrams
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  MikeT replied 8 years ago.

Firing order is 1 3 4 2

If this advise has been helpful, please accept.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
that doesnt help me so much... i dont know how to read that on my ignition coul because its not a square its straight....copy and paste the link...its the only one ive seen that looks like mine
Expert:  MikeT replied 8 years ago.
The coil will have A B C D this translates to cyl #1 being A, 2 being B and so on.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
is number 1 or A the bottom plug or is A the top plug, and then would i match the second left spark plug to C for 3 so that spark plug number 2 goes into the second from bottom or second from top?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I dont need to know the firing order, that can be found on google...What I need to know is how to put the wires on in the appropriate firing order. Maybe a diagram concerning the part linked above would help?
Many thanks.

Expert:  MikeT replied 8 years ago.

Sorry for the delay.


NUmber 1 wire goes the bottom plug on the coil, 2 goes to the next one up, 3 above that and 4 at the very top.