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silver 2.8 v30
08-11-2007, 02:40 PM
Yesterday I spliced a bosch universal o2 sensor for me pre cat and I was wondering, how do I know that I spliced the two white wires to the right ones? The universal had two white wires, a black wire and a brown wire. The wires from the harness were the same. If I swapped the white wires, will I get a cel? Cause I haven't gotten one so far. I heard that one of the white wires is for the sensor and the other for the heat. Thanks.

silver 2.8 v30
08-11-2007, 03:32 PM
BTW this is for a 98.5 1.8tmq

hey4
08-11-2007, 06:23 PM
I don't think it matters. No CEL sounds good to me

ct1.8t4me
08-11-2007, 08:47 PM
It could take a few start/stop cycles before a CEL comes on or a couple hundred miles - good luck.

darth tater
08-12-2007, 08:54 AM
white wires can be swapped.. or they wouldn't be the same color :)

aebpowered
08-21-2007, 07:29 PM
what was the sensor you got and from where?

LEGO
08-22-2007, 08:39 AM
I got the one from shokan for 55 bucks. It's a bosch universal and so far it's working great! I guess I was wrong about the wires. The two whites are for ground, black is for the sensor and brown is for the heating element. Unless I mixed those two up. Changed my log in by the way from silver 2.8 v30. Anyway, I would say this is the cheapest o2 solution for the AEB unless you find some really cheap ones on ebay.

Jereme
09-03-2007, 03:06 PM
I just picked up 2 for 67$..

LEGO
09-05-2007, 02:21 PM
Wow! Where did you get a deal like that?

Jereme
09-05-2007, 04:47 PM
well turns out one of these online discount auto stores has an ebay store, and they were actually selling the universal o2 sensors on ebay for like 13$ less then they were on their reg site...

how are those universal ones working out for you?? I cant wait to get my power and gas mileage back!!

LEGO
09-05-2007, 04:52 PM
Working just fine. Didn't really notice a difference though since I didn't have a code for a bad o2 sensor. I just didn't know when it was changed, so I did it as preventative maintenance.

Jereme
09-05-2007, 06:45 PM
alright cool, yeah mine are the originals with 163k on them, I'm throwing about 7 o2 sensor codes so hopefully these will show some improvement.