4kq dead- Now fixed! (Ignition module)

Roa, Greg groa at Cinergy.com
Fri Jul 6 08:53:58 EDT 2001

The 4ks (4-cyl) that I got my replacement from had 4 wires in the harness
that connected to the module.  My 4kq (5cyl) has 7 wires connected to it.  I
believe that the 4-7 wire interchangeability is indeed correct.
Greg Roa
Cincinnati, OH
86' 4kcsq
93' 90 CS
83' 944

>From: "rob hod" <rob3 at hod3.fsnet.co.uk>
>To: <quattro at audifans.com>
>Subject: Re: 4kq dead- Now fixed! (Ignition module)
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 20:28:57 +0100
>    The Bosch ignition module is common to many many cars. For instance in
>the UK it was fitted to much of the Vauxhall range throughout the 80's.
>Although they usually last more than 10 years and 200K they do go bad ,
>sometimes very slowly and give typical weak spark symptoms that many people
>mistake for bad/weak fuelling. Towards the time they finally give up you
>find your motor cutting out after 5-10 mins and then starting only after 10
>mins rest, then stopping again etc.
>    Once they give out, you're stranded.
>    The good news, at least in the UK is that the going rate at the
>is £5. I picked up two and always carry a spare.
>    They are also available rebuilt, but at a price that would get you 8 or
>9 secondhand ones.
>    They are also available in 7 pin and 4 pin config. I'm told they're
>interchangeable , but have not tested that theory.
>    regards
>    rob

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