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Sensors for vw golf?

Hi there, did you manage to find the sensors on your golf? I just finished my cell and I'm about to install it. I know the O2 sensor is in the exhaust manifold if you look under the hood behind your engine you'll see a thick pencil like metal piece sticking out your exhaust manifold with 2 wires. I'm still trying to locate the map sensor or maf sensor myself. Let me know what you come up with.


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MAF sensor is located between air filter & air intake on engine, its in a plastic housing in the middle of the rubber hoses. BE CAREFUL THIS IS A DELICATE & EXPENSIVE COMPONENT.
MAP sensor is located on hose outlet from intercooler on the offside of the engine near the wing. AGAIN,, BE CAREFUL, DELICATE COMPONENT

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MAF is located in the air filter box.
As far as i know, ur oxygen sensor has one wire, not 2 and is black if i remember.

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