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    Fitting an ESP Button

    I have an Audi S3 1999

    I realised on my dash there is a blank switch which when I looked through my Audi car guide it's an optional extra for the ESP button so I am just curious is the wiring behind there so all you need is the ESP button? Or isn't it that simple?

    Hope anyone can help.

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    Doesnt work like that mate, itd involve rewiring, different sensors etc. tbh i really wouldnt bother, ive got a 2000 plate s3 without esp and like lol, all be it, the non-esp s3's have some sort of primative traction control. Anyway its more fun without esp .
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    99' S3 here, no ESP = drift action on demand!



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    Thanks for getting back to me fast, just was curious that was all. :-)

    It's strange because when I turn my ignition over once the ESP symbol lights up then when I turn my engine on it goes off, so I must have ESP permanently on and the switch is like an optional extra so you have the choice whether to have it on or not, but to be honest I aren't complaining because it's clever technology.

    Thanks again for the response and advice. :-)

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    Like i said mate pre face s3's have a primative esp style system but its really nothing, not like the amk/bam versions and some late apy's.
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    I wouldnt worry about no ESP many of us without it are greatfull as its one less thing to go wrong, and IMHO has no detrimental effect on the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Like i said mate pre face s3's have a primative esp style system but its really nothing, not like the amk/bam versions and some late apy's.
    Mine does and i hate it.
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Mine does and i hate it.
    Yours use to cut power when I drove over bumpy surfaces, quite annoying really, and I've never needed it in my 99's S3 to be honest!



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    if it's just a blank space you want to fill, maybe get one of these:

    A3 Button.jpg

    from: CarStyle4you
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