Home Audi Repair Audi 80, 90, Coupe, Quattro: 1988-92 Manual

This Audi 80/90/Coupe Quattro manual covers the model years 1988, 1989,1990,1991 and 1992. It includes Audi 80 and 80 quattro, Audi 90 and 90 quattro, Audi 90 quattro 20V and Coupe quattro 20V. This manual was created specifically to cover only those models built for sale in the United States and Canada.

Some of the information in this manual applies only to cars of a particular model year or range of years. For example, "m.y. 1990" refers to the 1990 model year. The model year does not necessarily match the calender year in which the car was manufactured or sold. To be sure of the model year of a particular car, check the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the car. Technical changes made in production within a model year are identified in this manual by listing the VIN for the first car produced with this change.

The VIN is a unique sequence of 17 characters assigned by Audi to identify each individual car, WAUEB089XJA056789 for example. Each of the 17 letters and numbers indicates certain facts about the car and its manufacture. The 7th and 8th characters are Audi’s model designation. The letter in the 10th space indicates model year. The last six digits are the unique sequential production number. References to VIN in this manual will often include only the last several characters, such as 089XJA056789 or 89J056789 from the sample VIN above.

Your Audi’s VIN can be found on a plate mounted on the top of the instrument panel, on the driver’s side where the number can be seen through the windshield, and on an identification label in the luggage compartment. This manual covers Audi 80 and 80 quattro, Audi 90 and 90 quattro, Audi 90 quattro 20V and Coupe quattro 20V for the model years 1988 through 1992, with the VINs listed on the page that follows.

Audi 80/80 quattro, Audi 90/90 quattro, Audi 90 quattro 20V:

1988: ...89_J_000001 to ...89_J_052000
1989: ...89_K_000001 to ...89_K_042000
1990: ...8A_L_000001 to ...8A_L_050000
1991: ...8A_M_000001 to ...8A_M_050000
1992: ...8A_N_000001 to ...8A_N_020000

Audi Coupe quattro 20V:

1990: ...8B_L_000001 to ...8B_L_030000
1991: ...8B_M_000001 to ...8B_M_020000

References to model names and components in this manual are abbreviated for simplicity. "Quattro" refers to Audi 80 quattro, Audi 90 quattro, Audi 90 quattro 20V and Audi Coupe quattro 20V, unless differences are specifically noted. "Coupe" always refers to Audi Coupe quattro 20V. "Sedan" refers to all Audi 80 and Audi 90 four-door sedans, including the quattro models. "20V" and "20-valve" refer to both the Audi 90 Quattro 20V and the Audi Coupe quattro 20V, unless one or the other is specifically noted. "5-cylinder" usually does not include the 20-valve 5-cylinder engine.