When to replace the Lambda Sensor on your VW GOLF
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Adapter, lambda sensor : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 MultiFuel, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 12V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 12V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.6 16V, VW Polo Hatchback (6R1, 6C1) 1.2, VW Polo Hatchback (6R1, 6C1) 1.2, VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 1.6, VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 1.4 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 MultiFuel, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 BiFuel, VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.4 FSI, VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.6, VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.4 TSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.4 TSI, VW TIGUAN (5N_) 1.4 TSI 4motion, VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.6 BiFuel, VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.6, VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.4, VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.4 16V, VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.4 TSI, VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.4 TSI, VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.6 MultiFuel, VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.6 BiFuel, VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.6, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6 MultiFuel, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.4 TSI, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.4 TSI, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.4 TSI, VW Eos (1F7, 1F8) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.6 MultiFuel, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.6, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.4 TSI, VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.6, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.4, VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.4, VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.6 BiFuel, VW Golf VI Variant (AJ5) 1.6, VW Golf VI Variant (AJ5) 1.4, HONDA CRX II (ED, EE) 1.6 i 16VView more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change lambda sensor on VW GOLF 5 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: lambda sensor – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Electronic spray
High-temperature ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 10
Flare nut wrench #22
Clip removal tool
Ratchet wrench
Thread tap
Fender cover
Replacement: lambda sensor – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • After replacing the oxygen sensor, clear the trouble code from the electronic control unit and let the ECU adapt itself to the new sensor.
  • Before getting down to work, start the engine and let it warm up to operating temperature.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 5 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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