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Replace a camshaft position sensor on a 1.2 Polo (3 cylinder)

This 'how to' guide will show you the proceedure for changing a camshaft positional sensor (Polo 1.2 engine shown).

Watch our "How to" Replace a Polo camshaft position sensor or scroll down for the static step by step guide.

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The camshaft position sensor is located as shown in the photo.


Remove the 5mm allen key bolt.


Pull up the sensor and replace with the newer version. Old ones are black and upgraded ones are grey.


Apply a small amount of oil to the O ring, refit and secure.

The engine fault codes must be reset using a Volkswagen diagnostic computer (5051) or similar commercially available code readers.


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