The Volkswagen Group has been using different Lambda sensor connectors on identical cars. When replacing a Lambda sensor on these models, it may therefore be the case that the port on the side of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) does not match the Lambda sensor connector. This applies to original parts as well as to Aftermarket sensors.
The three new NTK Lambda sensors OZA723-EE66 (NGK Stock No. 90517, VW Part Nos. 1K0 998 262 C / 1K0 998 262 E), OZA723-EE67 (NGK Stock No. 96050, VW Part No. 1K0 998 262 Q) and OZA723-EE68 (NGK Stock No. 95870, VW Part No. 1K0 998 262 S) are equivalent to VW’s OES parts and make it easy to replace the ECU’s connector without the need to cut cables. The alternative connector as well as simple instructions for replacement can be found inside the Lambda sensor packaging. The only additional tool required is a pin pusher.
“With these sensors, distributors and workshops only need to stock three part numbers to always have a Lambda sensor for more than 400 vehicle applications from the VW group at hand. In doing so, they can rely on the quality of the world’s leading Lambda sensor brand NTK," says David Loy, Marketing Director Aftermarket Europe at NGK Spark Plug Europe.
All applications of the three new sensors can be looked up in the current NTK sensor catalogue as well as in NGK Spark Plug Europe’s online product finder at www.ngk-europe.com.
NGK has also made an installation tutorial available on its Tekniwiki platform (www.tekniwiki.com), which hosts a wide range of technical content and other valuable information. The video can also be accessed using the attached code.
About NGK SPARK PLUG: Worldwide: NGK Spark Plug is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres. Aftermarket EMEA: NGK SPARK PLUG has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts into the automotive sector in the 1970s. With an outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development the company has become the world’s number one in spark plugs and oxygen sensors, and a leading provider of glow plugs, ignition coils and leads as well as further sensor technology. Organisationally NGK Spark Plug’s regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region – which currently represents 32% of NGK´s global turnover – the company has ten group companies and more than 800 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a technical centre in Germany. For more information please visit: www.ngk-europe.com
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