Car: 2001 a6 1.9tdi se avant
I've recently replaced both track rod ends and had tracking done. For the drivers side tre I gave it to a mechanic having run out of time to persuade the damn pinch bolt to move. I got the car back with the front wheels pointing in very different directions (alarm bells...), and traction control obviously having fits. I took it elsewhere to get 4 wheel tracking done but the mechanic doing the tracking said he could get all the wheels pointing the same way but couldn't get the steering wheel straight. It is sitting a few degrees to the left with the wheels sitting straight.
For a while after this the traction control would turn itself off randomly and i got a fault code-
1 Fault Found:
00778 - Steering Angle Sensor (G85)
27 - 10 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent
Then, after I replaced the front discs and pads (one pad of which was actually worn down to the sensor wire), the traction control problem disappeared.
My question is-
The steering wheel being off centre is irritating me. Can I remove it and adjust it by a few degrees without having to mess with the steering angle sensor in vcds? (I only have vcds lite and old vag-com (both unregistered) to work with).
I've been searching the interweb for a while for answers but not come up with anything definitive yet.
Any thoughts most appreciated!