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    51 plate S3 with accident damage ?

    Per title, vehicle has a steeringwheel angel sensor fault code on VCDS and I also notice it having the OLD style steeringwheel / airbag insert. I though all 51 plates should have the newer style which suggests its been replaced at some point in the past ?

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    51 plate S3 with accident damage ?

    Quote Originally Posted by brasiliangringo View Post
    Per title, vehicle has a steeringwheel angel sensor fault code on VCDS and I also notice it having the OLD style steeringwheel / airbag insert. I though all 51 plates should have the newer style which suggests its been replaced at some point in the past ?
    Hmm does it have new style S3 badges on the boot and bumper and 1 piece facelift headlights?
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    Hmmmm...if it's a facelift it will have ESP. If you have a fault showing on VCDS for your steering wheel sensor, I would expect your ESP warning light to be on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Hmm does it have new style S3 badges on the boot and bumper and 1 piece facelift headlights?
    Yes to the new badges and 1 piece lights. It has the old style badge stamped on the steering wheel - rectangular one, same as old badges. I am now in no doubt that it has been replaced and i can only think of one likey reason : as it blew an airbag at some point and has been repaired with a 2nd wheel and airbag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erf View Post
    Hmmmm...if it's a facelift it will have ESP. If you have a fault showing on VCDS for your steering wheel sensor, I would expect your ESP warning light to be on.
    That is correct, light is on. Its a faulty angle sensor or an incorrect one has been fitted (as the soft code is wrong). Anyway, thanks for replies.

 

 

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