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    Thread: 1.8 16v Oxygen Sensor

    1. 02-22-2012 12:19 AM #1
      Anyone on here know what other make use the same Oxygen sensor as the Scirocco 1.8 16v? Doesn't have to be the same plug layout just same wire and sensor set up. Don't want to cough up 150+ for a O2 sensor.

      Thanks for your help guys.

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      02-22-2012 12:27 AM #2
      you are shopping in the wrong place

      http://www.germanautoparts.com/Volks...ectrical/152/4

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      02-22-2012 12:38 AM #3
      You could also go to your local AutoCrap store and get a sensor for a late 80's/early 90's Mustang with the 5.0 for $30-40, source a chassis side pigtail from a junk yard for cheap, and have a genuine Bosch O2 sensor readily available locally.

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      03-31-2012 11:09 PM #4
      Does anyone know if this fits? Found it last night and was by far the cheapest.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Ox...23d3d6&vxp=mtr

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      04-01-2012 08:49 PM #5
      Looking at it, I'd say that it'll work, yes; but..... I'm not sure I'd trust it.
      For one: would you trust pre-installed non-sealed butt connectors, on something that'll be exposed to weather? And is mission-critical? I wouldn't...
      To me, it's Bosch, or GTFO.

      Seriously. It's $39.99 for a genuine Bosch 3-wire O2 sensor (when you get the 'stang sensor) from your FLAPS.
      You know it'll work right, and it'll last.
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      04-02-2012 10:15 AM #6
      I was skeptical about the cheap one anyway so I'm not surprised about that, but putting a mustang sensor in, that just sounds blasphemous to me. Is it really that simple?

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      04-02-2012 06:31 PM #7
      It is that simple, yes.
      They're the exact same sensor. The only differences are the wire length, and the connector.
      Mustang O2 sensor: $39.99.
      VW 16v O2 sensor: $70-130 (price varies wildly from store to store.)

      Might sound blasphemous, yes; but, your VW will never know the difference.
      (so long as you do a good, quality job of splicing the wires, of course.)
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      04-03-2012 12:30 AM #8
      I bought the long wire O2 sensor for a 92 stang and am gonna try to hook it up tomorrow. Any advice?

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      04-06-2012 08:41 PM #9
      - When you cut your original O2 sensor wires, cut them right at the sensor - leaves you fudge room, as well as length for future replacements. (Just route & tie carefully when you reinstall.)
      - Quality connections are paramount. If at all possible, use self-sealing (heat-shrink) butt connectors.
      Me, when I did mine, well... I have an ample supply of BMW's nice double-fold butt connectors, as well as nice self-sealing shrink hoses. I am not worried about the connections failing.
      - When installing your new sensor, take care to put the spliced area in a place that's not subject to mechanical stress.

      That's about it.
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      04-06-2012 10:21 PM #10
      I like soldering and heat shrink personally.

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      06-19-2012 06:38 PM #11
      Does anyone have a wiring diagram for an 87 16v o2 sensor? I got the mustang one and ive got 2 whites and a black. How do i wire them right? Any advice would be great, a pic or diagram would be even better. Thanks!

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      06-20-2012 12:00 AM #12
      No wiring diagram needed - the colors are the same on both VW and 'stang sensors.
      Black: Lambda signal
      White: sensor heater (polarity doesn't matter.)

      If, for whatever reason, your new sensor doesn't have 2 white & one black wire... the two 'same color' wires are for the heater, the third wire is signal.

      If even this doesn't agree with what you bought:
      post a pic, and a make & part# for the sensor you bought.
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      06-20-2012 11:23 AM #13
      So, just to make sure I'm reading correctly, black to black and the whites can go either way?

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      06-20-2012 11:51 AM #14
      Yep!
      Exactly correct.
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      06-20-2012 10:53 PM #15
      Awesome thanks

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      08-16-2012 07:23 PM #16
      I replaced the o2 sensor today but the light is still on. Any suggestions?

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      08-16-2012 10:23 PM #17
      That's because you need to reset the counter box.

      See that black box, roughly under-behind the coolant bottle? That's the OXS counter box.
      Lift the coolant bottle out of it's mount. Locate the 'reset' button on the counter box.
      Take a thin screwdriver, and firmly and fully depress the button - you'll hear it reset.
      Drop coolant bottle back into its mount. Done.
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      08-16-2012 11:36 PM #18
      Done and done! Thanks

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